CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has ordered a moratorium on political hiring at the Illinois Department of Transportation and is requiring executive-level staff in every state agency to undergo training about proper hiring practices.
PAW PAW, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Police now say a man wanted in the killing of a Rockford insurance agent is now also a suspect in the death of a woman at a highway rest stop.
A Galesburg teenager has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge in connection with an accident last November that sent six people to the hospital.
A Galesburg man wanted for about a week in connection with a beating that took place at a downtown Galesburg hotel has been arrested.
The heavy storms that came through the area in June have left many counties along the Mississippi river in limbo waiting to see if the river will breech any levees.
A Galesburg man accused of stealing money from Sandburg Mall has pleaded guilty to the crime.
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois’ attorney general is trying to block rate increases proposed by Commonwealth Edison and Peoples Gas.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The U.S. Attorney’s Office says a former township supervisor in eastern Illinois has been indicted for allegedly stealing more than $60,000 from the township.
CHICAGO (AP) — The state’s largest public employees union is praising an Illinois Supreme Court opinion that backs constitutional protections for the health insurance benefits of retired state workers.
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — The owner of an eastern Illinois business has been indicted for allegedly defrauding the U.S. Department of Energy out of more than $1.5 million.