Latest Illinois News

As snow moves toward East Coast, bitter cold hits Midwest

Nov. 12, 2019 12:18 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Much of the snow that was supposed to fall in the Midwest has come down and now it's time for the main event: Record-breaking cold. The National Weather Service said Tuesday and Wednesday may see record cold from the southern Plains to the Mississippi Valley to the Great Lakes and beyond,...

Winter already? Snow, deep freeze from Rockies to East Coast

Nov. 11, 2019 9:19 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — An arctic air mass that brought snow and ice to an area stretching from the Rocky Mountains to northern New England on Monday was poised to give way to record-breaking cold temperatures. In mid-Michigan, three people were killed in a two-vehicle crash that the Eaton County sheriff's...

The Latest: About 1,200 flights cancelled at O'Hare airport

Nov. 11, 2019 9:18 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the winter storm in the Midwest (all times local): 8 p.m. Between 2 and 6 inches of snow fell in northern Illinois, forcing the cancellation of about 1,200 flights at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. The National Weather Service said Monday night that snowfall has ended...

Klobuchar: Woman with Buttigieg's record would miss debate

Nov. 11, 2019 6:56 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The 2020 Democratic presidential primary campaign drew a record six female candidates to the field. But with just less than three months until voting starts, only one has risen to the top tier. Is it sexism or just politics? That's the debate that erupted Monday as one of those candidates,...

Bears maintain focus after flawed 20-13 victory over Lions

Nov. 11, 2019 5:39 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — It would have been easy for the Chicago Bears to get carried away with their emotions after ending a four-game losing streak. Instead, the Bears recognized a 20-13 victory over the injury-riddled Detroit Lions for the flawed effort it was, and they turned their focus on preparing...

Lobbying by sitting Illinois lawmakers under scrutiny

Nov. 11, 2019 12:01 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A federal bribery charge against an Illinois state legislator has led to questions about whether lawmakers should be allowed to lobby other units of government. The federal bribery charge last month against former Rep. Luis Arroyo laid bare the potential ethics tangle. Most states...

Kane, Lehner lead fast-starting Blackhawks past Maple Leafs

Nov. 11, 2019 1:11 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane got the Chicago Blackhawks off to a fast start. Robin Lehner kept them ahead at the finish. Kane had two goals and an assist, Lehner made 53 saves and the Blackhawks struck early and then held off the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 on Sunday night. Jonathan Toews, rookie Kirby Dach and...

No. 21 Arizona routs Illinois 90-69 behind freshman trio

Nov. 11, 2019 12:24 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Nico Mannion dropped in floaters, got into the lane and whipped passes through traffic. Josh Green drained 3-pointers, finished at the rim and played lockdown defense. Zeke Nnaji bulled his way to the basket, knocked down midrange jumpers. It's just the second game of the season, but...

The Latest: Break up the Dolphins! They've won 2 in a row!

Nov. 10, 2019 7:21 PM EST

The Latest on Week 10 in the NFL (all times Eastern): 7:15 p.m. Break up the Dolphins. Miami was tanking, they said. Didn't want to win a game, they said. Trying to go 0-16, they said. Ha! Miami won its second game in a row Sunday, edging the Indianapolis Colts 16-12 thanks to an 11-yard TD run by Ryan...

Copeland propels Illinois State past Little Rock 75-70

Nov. 10, 2019 6:59 PM EST

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Zach Copeland sank three 3-pointers and scored 19 points as Illinois State held off Arkansas-Little Rock 75-70 on Sunday. Dedric Boyd had 14 points off the bench, hitting 4 of 6 from beyond the arc, for the Redbirds. Illinois State is 2-0 for the first time in seven years. Rey Idowu and...