News Minute: Here is the latest Illinois news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. CDT

Elgin police say they will release video showing the officer-involved fatal shooting of a woman armed with a knife along an interstate outside Chicago. Elgin Police Chief Jeff Swoboda said Wednesday evening that more than...

Rauner seeks to unite GOP after squeaking out primary win

Gov. Bruce Rauner is seeking "common ground" with Republicans on divisive issues after barely surviving an insurgent challenge in Tuesday's election.

Want to avoid the flu while flying? Try a window seat

Worried about catching a cold or the flu on an airplane? Get a window seat, and don't leave it until the flight is over.

Couple dies after crash into suburban Chicago retention pond

Authorities say a husband and wife died after their car plunged into a retention pond in Chicago's southwestern suburbs.

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

The Chicago Cubs are looking for a fast start in 2018 after they struggled for the first part of last year. With one of the majors' best rotations and a deep lineup, they have all the pieces in place for a second World...

Census: Chicago area saw decrease in population last year

New U.S. Census data show that Cook County saw a drop in population last year but still retained its status as the second-most-populous county in the U.S.

Former campaign worker suing Illinois Democratic party

A former campaign consultant for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is suing his political committee and the state Democratic party, alleging that reporting a top lieutenant for sexual harassment hindered her from...

Cairo man to serve 23 years for role in deadly bank robbery

A southern Illinois man has been sentenced to 23 years in federal prison in connection with the 2014 attempted robbery of a Cairo bank during which two women were killed.

Chicago sets tourism records in first months of 2018

Continuing last year's record-setting growth, Chicago set new tourism records in the first months of 2018.

Police: Wisconsin man exceeded 160 mph on Indiana Toll Road

A Wisconsin man faces a reckless driving charge for allegedly driving in excess of 160 mph on the Indiana Toll Road.

Chicago, Reno mayors place wager on Loyola-Nevada matchup

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve have made what they say is a "sweet wager" on the NCAA basketball matchup between their hometown teams.

Great Lakes Commission hires new executive director

Darren Nichols has been hired as executive director of the Great Lakes Commission.

Illinois museum exhibit honors 4 US presidents

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield is preparing to unveil a new exhibit on four U.S. presidents with ties to Illinois.

Video to be released of Elgin police-involved fatal shooting

Elgin police say they will release video showing the officer-involved fatal shooting of a woman armed with a knife along an interstate outside Chicago.

Man charged with hate crime for pulling headwear sentenced

A northern Illinois man accused of pulling off the headwear of a woman has accepted a plea deal that requires him to serve two years of court supervision.

Former Chicago police chief to challenge mayor who fired him

Chicago's former police chief says he's running for mayor against the man who fired him.

Charges filed against mother in toddler's death

A southern Illinois woman is charged with reckless homicide in the death of her toddler, who she allegedly ran over with her vehicle.

The Latest: Democrats giddy after Illinois primary showing

The Latest on Illinois' primary and the November governor's race (all times local):

2 soldiers die in Washington state boating incident

Joint Base Lewis-McChord says two soldiers died in what the base described as a boating incident south of Tacoma, Washington.


By The Associated Press