EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — Teachers in East St. Louis have gone on strike amid a contract stalemate with school district officials.
QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say two members of a community college baseball team have died in a vehicle crash in western Illinois.
EAST PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Caterpillar Inc. says it is indefinitely laying off 230 workers at its plant in East Peoria.
MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Deere & Co. says it has reached a tentative agreement with the United Auto Workers union, which represents 10,000 Deere employees at 12 factories in three states.
EFFINGHAM, Ill. (AP) — A 22-year-old southern Illinois man convicted of a felony for lying about shooting himself has told a judge he regrets a decision that he says “ruined” his life.
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — A cheetah that has lived at the Scovill Zoo in Decatur for more than 10 years has died.
DU QUOIN, Ill. (AP) — A century-old theater in the southern Illinois city of Du Quoin has closed.
ELGIN, Ill. (AP) — Judson University in suburban Chicago will be getting the royal treatment next year.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A state commission says the four finalists to replace retiring Illinois Auditor General William Holland include two Democratic legislators, a southern Illinois attorney and an auditor from California.
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is set to give the opening address to her Midwest counterparts aimed at preventing and addressing gender-based violence.