SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The National Park Service reports that 218,000 visitors to the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in 2014 spent $12.7 million in surrounding communities.
CHICAGO (AP) — A former member of the school board in North Chicago has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for taking kickbacks on school-bus contracts.
HIGHLAND, Ill. (AP) — A southwestern Illinois mayor severely injured in a fall at his home has returned to work after a recovery that lasted nearly three months.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — State officials say hunters and anglers in Illinois have raised more than $700,000 for youth outdoors programs since 2006.
GLENCOE, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Botanic Garden has broken ground on a $26 million learning center.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois State Fair has added more musical acts to its lineup.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Roughly 500 pounds of bratwurst is being recalled by a meat packing company in Springfield.
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge in Chicago has sentenced a former prison guard to three years behind bars for stealing inmates’ identities, then using them to seek refunds from the Internal Revenue Service.
CHICAGO (AP) — Both U.S. senators from Illinois are praising Loretta Lynch’s record after the Senate confirmed her nomination for U.S. attorney general.
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago zoning committee has given preliminary approval to a measure allowing male and female impersonators to perform in city establishments without being classified as “adult entertainment.”