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The official says the fatal shot was fired from above the vest in a downward direction.
The state's trial lawyers are responding to Thursday's news that Illinois is third-worst in the nation when it comes to civil courts' friendliness to business.
Senator Bill Haine says the shooting of a Fox Lake police officer and the Charleston church shooting motivated him to sponsor a bill.
Officials at the Illinois veterans' home where nine elderly residents have died from Legionnaires' disease say they still have not pinpointed the water-borne bacteria's source.
Ray LaHood is proud of his son Darin for being elected in Thursday's special election.
An overnight shooting on Springfield's east side has claimed a life.
Rauner calls first responders "the ultimate public servants."
A federal judge has given lawyers for former Congressman Dennis Hastert more time to file pre-trial motions in his hush-money case.
Former Congressman Aaron Schock has made a rare public appearance in Chicago.
State officials will continue contract negotiations with Illinois' largest public employee union without the possibility of a strike, work slowdown or lockout.
A survey ranks Illinois among the worst states for its lawsuit climate, a claim which the state's trial lawyers call "bogus."
The National Weather Service says a possible tornado touched down briefly in Mason County causing minor damage.
The health department rejected all of them with no explanation.
State Sen. Darin LaHood (R-Dunlap) has won a special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock.
Jerry Kruse joined the SIU system in 1984 as an assistant professor. He was named the CEO of SIU Healthcare in 2013.
Bryan Henson was attacked by Antonio Florence in February of last year during Florence's arrest.
A lack of MAP grant funding could force students to quit school.
The Illinois Supreme Court ruled earlier this year that 2013 legislation that cut public-employee pension benefits was unconstitutional.
Illinois has plenty of wind.
The USDA says the money will pay for 430 pumps in Illinois, roughly 5,000 nationwide.