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Northeastern Illinois: Jarrett to give commencement speech

One of former President Barack Obama's closest aides will be the commencement speaker at Northeastern Illinois University

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Suburban Chicago man gets 15-yr sentence in cocaine case

A judge has handed a 51-year-old suburban Chicago man a 15-year prison sentence for trying to sell a kilogram of cocaine

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Illinois House speaker's letter rebukes governor's claims

The Democratic speaker of the Illinois House is upbraiding Gov. Bruce Rauner for comments the governor made about him

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Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in Illinois

EDITORIAL ROUNDUP: Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in Illinois

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Chicago leaders vow to keep fighting 'sanctuary' threats

Chicago's leaders say they'll keep fighting against President Donald Trump's promised crackdown on so-called "sanctuary cities" despite financial risks

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State seeks volunteers for Lincoln's New Salem historic site

The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency is seeking volunteers to help recreate life in the 1830s log village where Abraham Lincoln lived as a young adult

Sheriff warns kayaker to avoid trouble on Great Lakes paddle
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Sheriff warns kayaker to avoid trouble on Great Lakes paddle

A Michigan sheriff is warning a Missouri kayaker who's trying to paddle the Great Lakes that her boat could be confiscated if she gets into trouble again in Lake Huron

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Chicago suburb OKs alcohol sales 84 years after Prohibition

The Chicago suburb of Kenilworth is allowing liquor sales after more than eight decades

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Man pleads guilty in theft of guns from freight train

A man accused of being part of a group that stole guns from a freight train parked on Chicago's South Side has pleaded guilty to related charges

EXCHANGE: Soup kitchen's job training helps clients grow
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EXCHANGE: Soup kitchen's job training helps clients grow

ILLINOIS EXCHANGE: Decatur soup kitchen's job training helps clients grow