US Catholic bishops to begin prayer retreat on sexual abuse

U.S. 01/02/19, 00:10

U.S.-based Roman Catholic bishops are gathering at a seminary near Chicago for a weeklong retreat on the church sexual abuse scandal that organizers say will focus on prayer and spiritual reflection and not formulating policy.The retreat, which kicks off Wednesday ...

Missourians want action over too-high Illinois levee

Enviroment 12/26/18, 13:49

Missouri landowners and environmentalists are urging a federal agency to sanction a levee district on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River, arguing that the earthen barrier has been built above its authorized height, worsening flooding for its neighbors.Great Rivers ...

Missouri ends losing streak to Illinois, wins 79-63

Basketball 12/22/18, 23:56

Missouri basketball coach Cuonzo Martin is from Illinois, and he has stocked his roster with five scholarship players from his home state. They will enjoy their trips home for Christmas a little more after the Tigers beat Illinois 79-63 Saturday ...

Jackson leads No. 15 Ohio State past UCLA 80-66

Sports 12/22/18, 17:19

C.J. Jackson scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half, and No. 15 Ohio State handed UCLA its third consecutive loss with an 80-66 victory Saturday.Caleb Wesson had 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Buckeyes (11-1), who ...

Funeral held for Chicago police officer killed by train

U.S. 12/21/18, 14:38

One of two Chicago police officers struck and killed by a train is being remembered as a devoted father and husband, loyal friend and dedicated police officer.Hundreds of officers on Friday crowded into a Roman Catholic Church on the city's ...

Waffle House shooting suspect sent delusional text messages

U.S. 12/20/18, 01:12

The man accused of killing four people in a Nashville Waffle House used to send his father text messages in which he punctuated everyday chitchat with delusional rants. Police say the 29-year-old Reinking was nearly naked, only wearing a green jacket, ...

Chicago charter school network seeks order to end strike

U.S. 12/08/18, 10:39

A Chicago charter school network is seeking help in halting a teachers' strike for much of the past week.Educators with Acero charter schools strike outside the Veterans Memorial Charter School Campus, Tuesday, Dec. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)From left to ...

Semi collides with bus carrying student-athletes in Illinois

U.S. 12/06/18, 05:02

Authorities say a semitrailer in Illinois has collided with a school bus carrying members of a high school basketball team. The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports that several people were taken to hospitals after the crash Wednesday night on Interstate 74 near Downs ...

Illinois surveys damage after rare December tornadoes

U.S. 12/02/18, 12:28

Residents in central Illinois are assessing damage from rare December tornados that ripped roofs off homes, downed power lines and injured at least 20 people. The Springfield Journal Register reports the National Weather Service sent crews Sunday to survey the hardest-hit ...

Winter storm continues to batter central Midwest

U.S. 11/26/18, 05:17

A winter storm is continuing to batter much of the central Midwest early Monday from northeast Missouri into southeast Wisconsin and northeast Illinois, including the greater Chicago area.Rows of corn stalks stand in blowing snow north of Nebraska City, Neb., ...

Update: Blizzard warning remains in effect in Midwest

U.S. 11/26/18, 04:47

The Latest on the Midwest Snowstorm (all times local):Travelers walk in and out at Terminal 3 in O'Hare airport in Chicago, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. More than 350 flights are already canceled ahead of blizzard-like storm taking aim at Chicago. ...

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