AURORA, Ill. (AP) — A 16-year-old from suburban Chicago has been arrested after police say a gun in his possession “went off,” hitting two teenagers with a single shot.
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois State University professor said at a renewable energy conference that the state has the potential to produce far more wind and solar power than it now does.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed into law a ban on powdered alcohol and restrictions on caffeine in powdered form.
CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office is accusing a former Illinois Department of Human Services caseworker of misappropriating more than $300,000 in assistance intended to help needy families buy food.
CHICAGO (AP) — A jury has awarded $18 million to three rape victims after finding a Chicago halfway house at fault for not alerting police when a newly-admitted serial rapist walked away in 2009.
CHICAGO (AP) — The former head of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Chicago office is playing a role in the manhunt for a drug lord who escaped through a tunnel from a Mexican prison over the weekend.
QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — A western Illinois judge has rejected a request to move the murder trial of a former Adams County prosecutor.
Sometime around 7:30 last evening, I made the decision, as EMA Coordinator, to set the storm warning sirens off in Galesburg. We had received a report from Monmouth Firefighters of a tornado touchdown south of Monmouth and moving east. About 10 minutes or so later, a large tornado on the ground was reported by Warren County Sheriffs and firefighters near Cameron. At that time, I was on the phone with the NWS meteorologists in Lincoln confirming the tornado had slowed its easterly trek to about 25 miles per hour.
Strong thunderstorms moved through Warren and Knox counties tonight producing not only heavy rain and lightning, but also tornadoes.