CHICAGO (AP) — House Speaker Michael Madigan wants to increase funding for state crime labs to address a backlog in processing evidence.
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Court reporters faced with spending several days at home each week as part of a cost-cutting response to an Illinois budget crisis are back at work thanks to a short-term fix by state lawmakers.
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court says the $6 million an alleged al-Qaida supporter invested with a Chicago brokerage belongs to the U.S. government and can’t go to insurance companies who paid victims of the September 2001 terror attacks.
CHICAGO (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he’ll vote to support Loretta Lynch’s nomination for Attorney General.
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — The new finance boss at Northern Illinois University says he’s looking into what the school should do after a state audit found a temporary employee was improperly reimbursed $32,000 for travel.
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — The sheriff overseeing a manhunt for an escaped convict from Kankakee says a 15-year-old girl reported missing around the same time was not with the man, as was initially feared.
Hawthorne Pool in Galesburg has been closed until further notice..but is expected to re-open sometime next week.