CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police are investigating a series of weekend shootings that left at least eight people dead and 44 injured — including five children who were hurt Sunday evening when someone opened fire from a vehicle as they played outside.
CHICAGO (AP) — A former death row inmate whose wrongful murder conviction helped spark the end of Illinois’ death penalty says life has been difficult on the outside, particularly recently.
CHICAGO (AP) — A former bookkeeper who stole almost $54 million from a northern Illinois community has accepted she won’t be able to reduce her nearly 20-year prison term.
NEW YORK (AP) — Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.
CHICAGO (AP)–The Chicago Cubs are partnering with Ebony Magazine to present Jackie Robinson Day at Wrigley Field on Monday.
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.