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.
CHICAGO (AP) – The U.S. Coast Guard is urging boaters to be mindful of safety after a recreational vessel hit a Chicago breakwall over the weekend.
URBANA, Ill. (AP) – Forty Illinois leaders in and out of government have been selected for a fellowship that promotes bipartisanship and regional cooperation statewide.
URBANA, Ill. (AP) – The University of Illinois is paying the public relations firm Edelman more than a half-million dollars to develop a campus branding plan and re-examine the school’s public affairs structure.
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) – Nearly 650 workers at Northern Illinois University have signed a petition and filed it with the state labor board asking to unionize.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – New state data show that the number of people incarcerated in Illinois prisons has fallen in recent years but facilities still remain overcrowded.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Nervousness about college entrance tests for high school students is acute enough as it is. But deadlock over Illinois’ budget and questions about whether the state can pay for those exams this year is adding to the anxiety.
ROUND LAKE, Ill. (AP) – Members of the village board in the Chicago suburb of Round Lake are considering a request from the police department to buy 15 body cameras.
FAIRBURY, Ill. (AP) – A small-town in central Illinois has dedicated a new public safety complex to a firefighter who died seven years ago from injuries suffered while fighting a blaze.