PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A Peoria man was arrested after authorities said he drove his truck into the Illinois River and then swam away to avoid officers.
CHICAGO (AP) — Amid signals that Illinois’ pension overhaul could be found unconstitutional, Gov. Pat Quinn argued Friday that it makes no sense to develop a contingency plan.
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois man was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison after admitting he killed a 2-year-old boy by slamming him against a wall after the child would not stop jumping on a bed.
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The police chief of Davenport, Iowa, will leave his position to become police chief in Overland Park, Kansas, Davenport officials announced Friday.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Prosecutors in central Illinois have charged a man in connection with the discovery of a Decatur woman’s body in a shed.
QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — A former Illinois prosecutor and Big Ten football standout accused of suffocating his wife eight years ago has hired two attorneys and will appear with them during his approaching arraignment, the case’s special prosecutor said.
PLAINFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Emergency crews rescued a 12-year-old girl Friday after she fell through a grate and became trapped in a 10-foot hole outside a school in northeastern Illinois.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Farming claimed the lives of 21 people in Illinois from July 2013 through June, nearly double the number of deaths during the same period a year earlier, according to Bloomington-based Country Financial.
BELVIDERE, Ill. (AP) — A teachers union has notified a Boone County school district of its members’ intent to strike after they declared an impasse in contract negotiations.
GODFREY, Ill. (AP) — A Godfrey man who drove into a house while intoxicated and killed a 73-year-old widower inside has been sentenced to eight years in prison.