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...

Slain security guard's family calling for justice

Nov. 11, 2019 8:14 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The family of a suburban Chicago security guard who was shot to death by a police officer is demanding justice a year after the shooting. Jemel Roberson was killed by Midlothian police Officer Ian Covey on Nov. 11, 2018. The 26-year-old Roberson, the security guard at a Robbins bar, was...

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...

Missouri men arrested in death of Illinois man

Nov. 11, 2019 10:28 AM EST

SIKESTON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man is in custody in connection with a fatal shooting in Carbondale, Illinois. The Sikeston Standard Democrat reports that 21-year-old Tyren Jawan Johnson of Sikeston is charged with first-degree murder. He is jailed on $2 million bond. A 28-year-old man was killed Nov. 5 in...

Feds probe central Indiana crash of helicopter carrying 3

Nov. 11, 2019 9:37 AM EST

LEBANON, Ind. (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating a central Indiana helicopter crash that sent debris flying when its blades struck a parked semitrailer truck. Lebanon police say the helicopter's 50-year-old pilot, Randy A. McCormick of Manteno, Illinois, suffered minor injuries in Sunday...

Illinois EPA student contest focuses on algae's effect

Nov. 11, 2019 7:57 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' environmental agency is enlisting fifth and sixth grade students to educate people about how algae affects bodies of water using art or language. The theme for this year's contest held by the Illinois Environment Protection Agency is "Algae: The Good, the Bad, and the...