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.
CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund have ended discussions on a school district proposal to borrow $500 million from the pension to avoid additional layoffs and classroom cuts.
CHICAGO (AP) – A Chicago man currently serving a 90-year prison sentence for beating and raping a prostitute has been found guilty of sexually assaulting and murdering another woman.
CHICAGO (AP) – Commonwealth Edison officials say they are working on a way to continue operating an assistance program for low-income customers who need help paying their electric bills.
ST. LOUIS (AP) – An Illinois appeals court has upheld the state’s rules for the high-volume oil and gas drilling technique known as fracking.
PALATINE, Ill. (AP) – A suburban Chicago library has reopened after the discovery two dead bedbugs.