SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Combat veterans returning from active duty will qualify for free Illinois license plates under legislation signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
STREATOR, Ill. (AP) – The NASA spacecraft set to complete a flyby of Pluto on Tuesday is carrying some of the ashes of the Illinois astronomer who discovered the dwarf planet.
CHICAGO (AP) – Hundreds of people have turned out to mourn a 7-year-old victim of Chicago gun violence who loved dancing and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
GRAYSLAKE, Ill. (AP) – A county fair in northern Illinois says it will go ahead with an event featuring monkeys riding dogs around a racetrack despite protests from groups concerned about the welfare of the animals.
CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago police say a boy in a stroller has died after being hit by a car whose driver is a suspect in an earlier shooting.
CHICAGO (AP) – The annual sailboat race from Chicago’s Navy Pier to Mackinac is going smoothly after rain earlier in the day.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is offering free admission to visitors who donate a backpack for students in need.
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) – The Normal City Council is considering a sales tax increase, but officials say the hike will only be approved if the neighboring city of Bloomington follows suit.
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) – Police in northern Illinois say two men who carried out a string of robberies brought a 1-year-old child along with them for some of the heists.
CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is making another effort to launch a produce bus project to take fresh fruits and vegetables to parts of city lacking groceries that offer them.