Latest Illinois News

Coyotes rally for 4-3 shootout win over Blackhawks

Dec. 8, 2019 11:47 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — After falling behind early, the surprising Arizona Coyotes came back to pull out a win and grab a share of first place in the Pacific Division. Conor Garland and Nick Schmaltz scored on the Coyotes’ first two attempts against Robin Lehner in the shootout, and Arizona rallied from two...

Herro the hero for Heat, who beat Bulls 110-105 in overtime

Dec. 8, 2019 10:00 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Game on the line, perfect home record on the line, and the Miami Heat turned to their teenager. Tyler Herro came through. The rookie guard scored 27 points — including 16 of Miami's final 18 — and the Heat held off the Chicago Bulls 110-105 on Sunday night. They improved to 10-0...

Rapper Juice WRLD dies after medical emergency in Chicago

Dec. 8, 2019 6:38 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Rapper Juice WRLD, who launched his career on SoundCloud before becoming a streaming juggernaut and rose to the top of the charts with the Sting-sampled hit “Lucid Dreams,” died early Sunday after a “medical emergency” at Chicago's Midway International Airport....

Illinois snaps 5-year bowl drought with berth in Redbox Bowl

Dec. 8, 2019 5:43 PM EST

California (7-5 Pac-12) vs. Illinois (6-6, Big Ten) , Dec. 30, 4 p.m. ET LOCATION: Santa Clara, California. TOP PLAYERS Cal: RB Christopher Brown Jr., 794 yards rushing, 8 touchdowns. Illinois: QB Brandon Peters, 1,611 yards passing, 17 touchdowns. NOTABLE CaL: The Golden Bears won at Stanford and UCLA to clinch...

California News Digest 1:30 pm

Dec. 8, 2019 4:46 PM EST

Hello! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in California. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Los Angeles bureau at 213-626-1200, losangeles@ap.org, or to the AP-San Francisco bureau at 415-495-1708, sanfrancisco@ap.org. Christopher Weber is on the...

Illinois county jail inmate escaped while delivering meals

Dec. 8, 2019 4:37 PM EST

MORRIS, Ill. (AP) — A man described described as a “model inmate” escaped Saturday from a county jail outside Chicago while helping deliver meals, authorities said. Andrew J. Viles, 34, left the jail in Morris around 4:30 p.m. and last seen wearing a dark coat, light color jeans and dark...

Illinois power company hires goats to clear out brush

Dec. 8, 2019 4:36 PM EST

HILLVIEW, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois power company turned to a herd of goats to clear a steep, rocky plot of land so crews could reach electric lines. The 50 goats spent about about two weeks this fall chewing dense honeysuckle bushes and troublesome poison ivy down to the nub for Ameren Illinois. The utility...

Andrew Yang having fun, but Democrat's message is serious

Dec. 8, 2019 11:19 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Of all the many Democrats running for president, Andrew Yang is having the most fun. Unburdened by expectations and unbothered by political convention, the tech entrepreneur has spent months cruising around the country, mixing his dark warnings about America's new tech economy with doses of...

SIU reports spike in enrollment applications for next year

Dec. 8, 2019 9:43 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Southern Illinois University in Carbondale has received an increase in freshman applications for next academic year, officials said. The school received 27% more freshman applications compared to the same time last year. Over 2,600 students have been admitted already, which is 21% increase,...

Judge OK's outpatient treatment for Capitol guard’s killer

Dec. 8, 2019 9:34 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A man who was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the killing of an unarmed security guard in Illinois was granted release from a secured state psychiatric hospital to a Chicago outpatient treatment center, a judge ruled after health professionals testified the man is...