BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A 24-year-old precinct committeeman for Belleville has been sentenced to four years in prison for stealing $46,000 in jewelry from a county judge.
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) _ Police are searching for two men who stole more than $425,000 worth of gems in a smash and grab at a Schaumburg jeweler.
FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — Freeport-area public transportation has seen a boost in the last six months.
DIXON, Ill. (AP) — A police shooting-death in Ferguson, Missouri is the motivation behind a northern Illinois police chief’s desire to put body cameras on his officers.
PARIS, Ill. (AP) — Syngenta plans to close an eastern Illinois seed-corn plant and distribution site and cut its 24 jobs.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposal to use parkland as a site for Barack Obama’s presidential library received a boost when the Chicago Park District gave its approval.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A 38-year-old Peoria man has been convicted of fatally shooting a state lawmaker’s stepson at a house party last spring.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Meijer is hiring 540 people to work at grocery and merchandise supercenters opening in May in Rockford and nearby Machesney Park.
MUNDELEIN, Ill. (AP) — A township in northern Illinois has started digitally preserving hundreds of pages of old documents and posting them online.
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A Joliet man will spend the rest of his life in prison for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl.