SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP)–Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has denied that personal friendships are driving his proposal to make the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum a separate state agency.
MARION, Ill. (AP)–The southern Illinois city of Marion will host the Miss Illinois pageant for the fourth year in a row.
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (AP)–The judge in the murder trial of a man accused in the 2008 beating deaths of four people in northwest Illinois has denied a request for a mistrial.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP)–The Illinois Legislature is resuming work during the final week of its session and developing a scaled-back state spending budget plan.
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP)–A disgraced former Illinois drug court judge at the center of a courthouse drug scandal is scheduled to begin serving a two-year sentence on heroin and gun convictions.
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP)–A suburban Chicago woman is to go to trial on charges she drove onto a sidewalk and killed a 5-year-old girl after inhaling computer dust cleaner.
PITTSFIELD, Ill. (AP)–A western Illinois man has been sentenced to two years of probation after being convicted of stealing $175,000 from a charitable trust.