CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois tourism officials say the state saw a 3.5 percent increase in visitors during 2014.
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) – A Chicago man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for killing his 2-month-old son in Waukegan in 2013.
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) – Mitsubishi Motors and the United Auto Workers say they will work together to look for a buyer for the central Illinois plant the company plans to close.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – A published report says Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration has been contacting retired state employees to determine if they’re willing to come back on short-term contracts in case of a workers’ strike.
MOLINE, Ill. (AP) – A study must be done about the possible impact on any threatened or endangered mussel species before Moline’s Sylvan Island pedestrian bridge can be replaced.
FAIRDALE, Ill. (AP) – A northern Illinois podiatrist has donated dozens and dozens of pairs of shoes to help the victims of an April tornado in the town of Fairdale.
DU QUOIN, Ill. (AP) – A house in the southern Illinois city of Du Quoin is being demolished after the City Council put it up for sale for $100 in December.
CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago’s 311 information line is taking steps to better serve military veterans and active duty service members.
CHICAGO (AP) – Two Chicago aldermen plan to ask a City Council committee to investigate if there is a backlog of unprocessed rape kits involving Chicago sexual assaults.
PALATINE, Ill. (AP) – A suburban Chicago woman has left $50,000 to a scholarship fund at a Palatine high school honoring her son, who endured bullying when he attended 40 years ago.