IL State News

  • 'Get Covered Illinois' sign-up assistance

    Updated: Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:30 AM

    The deadline to sign up for insurance through Get Covered Illinois is fast approaching the March 31st enrollment deadline.

  • ISP prepares to issue concealed carry permits

    Updated: Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:11 AM

    Illinois State Police say they're getting ready to issue the state's first concealed carry permits in the coming days.

  • Non-compliant sex offender arrested after traffic violations

    Updated: Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:47 AM

    A sex offender who had not been complying with proper sex offender registration was arrested after an officer noticed his tags were out of date and running his licence plate through the database.

  • Your right to carry: Part 2

    Updated: Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:37 PM

    There is a fine line between what is perceived as self defense and aggression concerning Illinois' concealed carry laws.

  • Vehicle collides with train, one injured

    Updated: Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:10 PM

    One person has been taken to the hospital for injuries sustained in a crash between a train and another vehicle.

  • Brookport prepares for spring cleanup, asking for volunteers

    Updated: Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:48 PM

    The city of Brookport, Illinois is asking again for your help in recovering from last November's deadly tornado.

  • Wanted man arrested in Harrisburg

    Updated: Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:54 PM

    Saline County Sheriff Keith Brown says that Matthew Boyd was arrested on Monday evening in Harrisburg, Illinois and is now in Saline County.

  • Illinois Gov. Quinn presses for disaster aid overhaul

    Updated: Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:50 PM

    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is calling for an overhaul of how the federal government distributes disaster assistance after Illinois was denied aid to local governments affected by deadly tornadoes.

  • Your right to carry: Part 1

    Updated: Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:34 PM

    Illinois residents are gearing up for the state to start issuing concealed carry permits.

  • SIU barring smoking in all but a few spots

    Updated: Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:29 PM

    Smokers at Southern Illinois University will only be able to light up in a handful of places on the Carbondale campus starting this summer.

  • Illinois lawmaker wants kill switch on cell phones

    Updated: Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:51 PM

    An Illinois lawmaker wants to make it harder for stolen cell phones to be sold on the black market.

  • US Sen. Durbin lauds federal manufacturing grants

    Updated: Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:38 PM

    Top Illinois politicians say a multi million-dollar institute bound for Chicago will be the nation's flagship research site for digital manufacturing.

  • Same-sex couples obtain marriage licenses

    Updated: Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:21 PM

    The Cook County clerk's office says nearly 50 same-sex couples received marriage licenses after a judge gave the OK.

  • Gov. Quinn ramping up 2014 re-election campaign

    Updated: Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:15 PM

    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is ramping up his re-election campaign.

  • Lawmaker takes aim at Capitol food, fitness habits

    Updated: Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:10 PM

    An Illinois lawmaker has a plan to reduce the size of government, but he's not talking about cutting taxes or shrinking the bureaucracy.

  • Chicago's 'Public Enemy No. 1' captured in Mexico

    Updated: Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:54 PM

    The drug kingpin who was named Chicago's first "Public Enemy No. 1" since Al Capone has been captured.

  • Local company promotes wellness in the workplace

    Updated: Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:43 PM

    Some people spend a lot of time in the office while they are work, and all of that sitting and staring a computer screen can lead to some real health hazards.

  • Rutherford spent $27,000 to probe lawsuit charges

    Updated: Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:20 PM

    Documents show Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford spent nearly $27,000 in taxpayer money on an investigation into allegations of political coercion and sexual harassment against him.

  • About 8,000 Illinois 17-year-olds register to vote

    Updated: Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:44 PM

    Illinois election officials say nearly 8,000 17-year-olds have registered to vote in the March primary.

  • Universities worry about minimum wage increase

    Updated: Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:51 PM

    Officials at Illinois' public universities worry that an increase in the minimum wage could hit their already tight budgets.

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