Side effect of trafficking law: More street prostitution?

Recent crackdowns targeting the sex-for-hire industry have reduced the number of ads on the internet and helped fight online trafficking.

Sunday, September 23rd 2018, 11:08 pm CDT

Defense to call witnesses in Chicago police shooting case

Defense attorneys in Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke's murder trial are expected to start calling witnesses, and the big question is whether Van Dyke will testify.

Sunday, September 23rd 2018, 11:08 pm CDT

News Minute: Here is the latest Illinois news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. CDT

The archbishop of Chicago has removed a priest as head of a North Side church after he burned a rainbow banner, angering the LGBT community. The Chicago Tribune reports that Cardinal Blase Cupich announced Rev. Paul...

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 11:44 am CDT

Chicago mayor picks new fire commissioner

A 35-year veteran of the Chicago Fire Department has been named the city's new fire commissioner.

Sunday, September 23rd 2018, 4:44 pm CDT

State police taking part in Rail Safety Week

Illinois State Police will be out this week issuing tickets and handing out safety literature in a bid to bring down numbers of railroad-crossing deaths in the state.

Sunday, September 23rd 2018, 4:44 pm CDT

Schwarber homers as Cubs beat White Sox 6-1

Kyle Schwarber homered and drove in two runs, and the Chicago Cubs beat the crosstown White Sox 6-1 on Sunday to lower their magic number for clinching the NL Central title to five.

Sunday, September 23rd 2018, 4:40 pm CDT

Chicago archbishop removes priest who burned rainbow banner

The archbishop of Chicago has removed a priest as head of a North Side church after he burned a rainbow banner, angering the LGBT community.

Sunday, September 23rd 2018, 2:24 pm CDT

Ex-OpenTable worker charged in bogus reservations scheme

A former OpenTable employee has been charged with wire fraud for allegedly making hundreds of bogus reservations at Chicago restaurants to undermine a rival booking service.

Sunday, September 23rd 2018, 12:35 pm CDT

3 Illinois men die in SUV-pickup crash near Wisconsin Dells

Three Illinois men are dead after their sport utility vehicle collided with a pickup near Wisconsin Dells.

Sunday, September 23rd 2018, 11:51 am CDT

Residents call for changes to prevent Chain O'Lakes flooding

Residents are pushing for Illinois officials to change how they run a dam to prevent flooding in several lakes that flow into the Fox River in Chicago's northern suburbs.

Sunday, September 23rd 2018, 9:03 am CDT

Illinois judiciary celebrates bicentennial with gala

Lawyer and best-selling author Scott Turow will be the keynote speaker at a bicentennial celebration of the Illinois judiciary.

Sunday, September 23rd 2018, 8:55 am CDT

Chicago State gets grant to increase minorities in science

Chicago State University is receiving a $1.3 million federal grant to increase minority participation in science, technology, engineering and math.

Sunday, September 23rd 2018, 8:51 am CDT

Lake County group gets $226K to address food deserts

A northwestern Indiana philanthropic foundation has won a more than $226,000 federal grant to address food deserts in Gary and East Chicago, in part by expanding access to locally-grown produce.

Sunday, September 23rd 2018, 8:39 am CDT

Sports Minute: Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

Javier Baez homered and drove in three runs, and the Chicago Cubs beat the crosstown White Sox 8-3 to increase their lead in the NL Central. Ben Zobrist added two hits and two RBIs as the Cubs moved 2 1/2 games ahead of...

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 3:36 am CDT

Southern Illinois' Du Quoin State Fair sees attendance drop

Officials say attendance at the 2018 Du Quoin State Fair in southern Illinois dropped by 8 percent from last year.

Saturday, September 22nd 2018, 2:26 pm CDT

Police say northern Illinois school threat report was hoax

Police say a woman called in a false threat of a gunman that prompted dozens of officers to search for the suspect and place several schools on lockdowns.

Saturday, September 22nd 2018, 12:18 pm CDT

Police say school bus driver let children take the wheel

A northwestern Indiana school bus driver has been arrested on allegations that she let children as young as 11 years old drive the bus.

Saturday, September 22nd 2018, 11:14 am CDT

University of Illinois to study African-American enrollment

The University of Illinois plans to conduct a survey to study the drop in African-American student enrollment.

Saturday, September 22nd 2018, 9:42 am CDT

18 convictions tied to corrupt Chicago officer to be tossed

Prosecutors say they will dismiss the convictions of 18 people that resulted from investigations by a corrupt crew of Chicago police officers.

Saturday, September 22nd 2018, 8:42 am CDT

Bill barring employers asking applicants' pay history vetoed

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed an amendatory veto of a bill that imposes a prohibition on employers asking applicants their salary history.

Friday, September 21st 2018, 10:01 pm CDT