CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Director Bobbie Gregg says abuse claims at state-run youth centers are “appalling” and “unacceptable,” but have plagued child welfare in the state for decades.
STERLING, Ill. (AP) — One man in northern Illinois says he’s shoveling snow for free this winter to help out his neighbors.
EFFINGHAM, Ill. (AP) — Representatives from a seed company say they’re looking at adding an Effingham facility.
CHICAGO (AP) — Schools closed and warming shelters opened in Illinois as bitterly cold subzero temperatures moved into the state.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Botanic Garden has seen a record number of visitors for the second consecutive year.
CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County has recycled more than 1 million pounds of documents dating back to the 1960s in an effort to clear out storage space.
FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — A Freeport man was arrested on a burglary charge after learning what every police officer knows: It’s easier to track suspects who leave their tracks in the snow.
BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — A Feb. 23 sentencing has been scheduled for an Illinois man convicted of leaving the scene of a fatal accident in a Burlington motel parking lot.
NASHVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A 14-year-old southern Illinois girl killed with three relatives in a Kentucky plane crash that her younger cousin survived has been eulogized as a fun-loving, artistic soul.