SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Two Illinois lawmakers on Thursday pushed for a hike in traffic and other fines to raise money for police body cameras and dashboard cameras in the wake of the fatal shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old by an officer in Ferguson, Missouri.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Flags flew at half-staff and ceremonies were held Thursday cross Illinois to commemorate the thirteenth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.
Conditional use for land in Knox County has been approved by the Knox County Board.
OAKWOOD HILLS, Ill. (AP) — Leaders of the northern Illinois village of Oakwood Hills were scrambling Thursday to fill voids caused by the resignation of three officials in the wake of strong opposition by residents to a proposed natural gas-fired power plant.
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge in Chicago sentenced a Mexican citizen Thursday to 40 years in prison on child pornography charges after a prosecutor told of how the 36-year-old had emotionally “scarred” two girls he abused and videotaped.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — If ever the Chicago Bears needed Jay Cutler to be a stabilizing force, this would seem to be the time.