SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP)–The Illinois Department of Transportation has suspended all non-emergency roadwork over the Easter holiday weekend to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow.
ELGIN, Ill. (AP)–A 30 year old Elgin man has been handed a 15-year prison sentence for selling cocaine near a public park.
Samuel Span was sentenced late Thursday by Kane County Circuit Judge John Barsanti. He was convicted in February of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.
CHICAGO (AP)–Five people have been killed and at least 16 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening.
CHICAGO (AP)–Gov. Pat Quinn is throwing his support behind a proposal to spend $100 million in state funds to sweeten Chicago’s bid for the Obama presidential library and museum.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP)–Six of the seven members of the Republican state central committee who wanted to oust former Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady over his statements supporting same-sex marriage have been replaced in their party positions.
CHICAGO (AP)–Gov. Pat Quinn is promising tighter controls after a review found that the Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people who were dead.
PEKIN, Ill. (AP)–A central Illinois county is reminding residents about a new ordinance that requires property owners to post reflective house numbers so first responders can find them in an emergency.
CHESTER, Ill. (AP)–A southwestern Illinois school district has begun work to replace an elementary school’s gymnasium and two classrooms rendered unusable because of structural issues.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP)–The Illinois Democratic Party is planning to hold an organizational meeting for the state central committee.
CHICAGO (AP)–The University of Chicago plans a festival to honor late writer and broadcaster Studs Terkel.