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

The crowdsourcing site where people seek contributions for school books or medical bills has a new campaign: $9.7 million to keep artifacts belonging to Abraham Lincoln in his hometown. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential...

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

East St. Louis police officer who earned $200K put on leave

An East St. Louis police officer who made nearly $200,000 last year is now on administrative leave pending an internal department review.

Saturday, May 19th 2018, 3:14 pm CDT

Illinois group needs $500K to restore Black Hawk statue

A group needs $500,000 to complete the restoration of a century-old landmark in northern Illinois known as the Black Hawk statue.

Saturday, May 19th 2018, 1:05 pm CDT

Disaster order for 9 S. Illinois counties hit by main break

Gov. Bruce Rauner has issued a disaster proclamation for nine southern Illinois counties affected by a water main break that left cities short of water and forced schools and businesses to close.

Saturday, May 19th 2018, 12:01 pm CDT

Trump nominates Chicago businessman for Belgium ambassador

President Donald Trump has nominated Chicago businessman and GOP donor Ron Gidwitz to serve as U.S. ambassador to Belgium.

Saturday, May 19th 2018, 11:13 am CDT

Illinois State Fair to hold preview party, 5K run next month

The Illinois State Fair is giving people a taste of what's to come this summer - complete with their favorite fair foods.

Saturday, May 19th 2018, 9:29 am CDT

Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo marks 150th anniversary

Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a new exhibit that chronicle's the zoo's history.

Saturday, May 19th 2018, 9:21 am CDT

GoFundMe makes saving Lincoln artifacts hip, accessible

The crowdsourcing site where people seek contributions for school books or medical bills has a new campaign: $9.7 million to keep artifacts belonging to Abraham Lincoln in his hometown.

Saturday, May 19th 2018, 8:41 am CDT

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

Shin-Soo Choo hit his first grand slam in eight years, leading the Texas Rangers to a 12-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Choo made it 9-3 with his drive against reliever Chris Volstad in a five-run third inning....

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

Professor alleges funding issues with SIU president

Three lawmakers say Southern Illinois University's president should resign following allegations he tried to move more than $5 million in state appropriations from Carbondale to Edwardsville campuses.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 9:49 pm CDT

APNewsBreak: Rauner ally Dunkin given $70K Chicago post

Gov. Bruce Rauner has appointed a former House Democrat to a $70,000 post on Chicago's wastewater treatment board.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 6:17 pm CDT

Authorities identify man shot by officer in Davenport

Authorities have identified a driver who was shot by police as he tried to flee the scenes of several crashes in Davenport.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 5:52 pm CDT

Certificate of Innocence sought for man wrongfully jailed

An Illinois man who spent 22 years behind bars for arson and murder before being exonerated wants his record expunged and a certificate of innocence.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 5:08 pm CDT

The Latest: Illinois shooting suspect's bail remains at $2M

The Latest on a court appearance for teen accused of firing shots at Illinois school (all times local):

Friday, May 18th 2018, 2:08 pm CDT

UI alumna says Chief Illiniwek mascot can be reinvented

A University of Illinois alumna says officials should form closer ties with the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma and reinvent the university's former mascot.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 1:16 pm CDT

Professor alleges funding issues with SIU president

Two lawmakers say Southern Illinois University's president should resign following allegations he tried to move more than $5 million in state appropriations from Carbondale to Edwardsville campuses.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 12:48 pm CDT

Former Deere factory manager in China loses court appeal

The Iowa Supreme Court says a former Deere & Co. factory manager cannot sue the company under the Iowa Civil Rights Act because he worked and lived in China when he was disciplined for having sexual relationships with...

Friday, May 18th 2018, 11:48 am CDT

Madigan wants information on governor's Legionnaires' fix

House Speaker Michael Madigan wants more detail on Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed fix for the Quincy veterans' home before agreeing to spend hundreds of millions of dollars.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 11:15 am CDT

Iowa officials consider ferry service at bridge closure

A car ferry from Iowa to Illinois could run in about a month as residents wait for the reopening of a bridge connecting the two states.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 11:08 am CDT

Water service restored after pipe break in southern Illinois

Officials say drinking water is flowing again to several southern Illinois communities after pipe break disrupted service and forced the closing of some schools and businesses.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 10:24 am CDT