NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State basketball player Bobby Hunter has formed a friendship with a 3-year-old boy who has autism.
SWANSEA, Ill. (AP) — The mayor of Swansea says the southwestern Illinois village hopes to be back online soon more than two months after its website had to be taken down because it was hacked.
BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. (AP) — Several hundred people in suburban Chicago were among those who watched Sony Pictures’ movie “The Interview” on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Two central Illinois basketball programs have been sanctioned by the Illinois High School Association this week after a fight at a recent game.
QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — The decades-old Quincy Society of Fine Arts is being renamed as part of a rebranding initiative.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s new archbishop and the city’s best known civil rights leader each have Christmas Day messages of hope for inmates at one of the nation’s largest jails.
CHICAGO (AP) — While Gov. Pat Quinn granted 179 clemency petitions in time for Christmas Day, thousands of other applicants are awaiting word during the outgoing Democrat’s final weeks in office.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Three state lawmakers who play in a band say they’re gearing up for the inauguration of Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner next month.
QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — A postmaster in western Illinois says she doesn’t want children’s letters to Santa to go unanswered.
CHICAGO (AP) — A Cook County judge has sentenced a 31-year-old Chicago man to 80 years in prison for firing at least a dozen shots at a rival and killing him in broad daylight as a crowd looked on.