A Mattoon, Illinois man will spend some more time in jail and have to pay tens of thousands of dollars in costs after pleading guilty to having tens of thousands of dollars worth of drugs in his possession when stepping off an Amtrak train over the summer.
JACKSONVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Police says they’ve arrested an instructor at the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired for alleged aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois maximum-security state prison is in lockdown because five inmates in one housing unit have developed chickenpox.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An audit has found that Illinois does a poor job monitoring and tracking children who run away from foster homes.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials have announced that a Chinese developer is planning to build an 88-story hotel and condominium tower that would be the city’s third tallest building.
CHICAGO (AP) — Republican leaders say the only “responsible” way to name a replacement for late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka is through an appointment by Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner.
O’FALLON, Ill. (AP) — A Virginia-based software company has announced plans to bring more than 70 new information technology jobs to Scott Air Force Base.
QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — A Quincy woman has been sentenced to two years in prison for locking her 5-year-old son in their basement.
CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Illinois at Chicago has announced a provost at the University of South Carolina will be its next chancellor.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the state’s unemployment rate fell in November to its lowest level since June 2008, hitting 6.4 percent.