CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has named the head of Chicago Transit Authority to be his new chief of staff.
BENTON, Ill. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a Chicago man is fit to stand trial on accusations he mailed violent threats to Southern Illinois University’s Carbondale campus.
EAST PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Victims of landslides in East Peoria two years ago will receive help from the state.
The (Peoria) Journal Star reports that the Illinois Emergency Management Agency has approved a $2 million grant applied for by the city of East Peoria.
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.