Illinois to expand abortion rights as other states restrict

Health 05/28/19, 17:11

The Illinois House voted to bolster the right to abortion on Tuesday as Democratic-led states respond to restrictions placed by some Republican-led states that conservatives hope will lead the U.S. Supreme Court to review the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ...

Wisconsin assistant coach up and walking after crash

Basketball 05/27/19, 20:47

The University of Wisconsin said Monday assistant men's basketball coach Howard Moore was up and walking at a hospital after a weekend automobile wreck in Michigan that killed his wife and daughter.The school also said Moore's son, Jerell, had been ...

Illinois lawmakers have 5 days left, 5 big issues to settle

Sports 05/25/19, 08:45

The Illinois General Assembly is entering the final week of its spring session. And not surprisingly, lawmakers have a slate of major issues left to tackle.Gov. J.B. Pritzker and his Democratic legislative colleagues want to approve Pritzker's agenda before the ...

Hospital that treated baby cut from womb investigated

U.S. 05/21/19, 17:02

The agency that licenses and inspects health care facilities in Illinois has started an investigation of a suburban Chicago hospital where doctors treated a baby brought in by a woman claiming to be his mother, a spokeswoman for the agency ...

Illinois wildlife biologist aims to save prairie chickens

U.S. 05/19/19, 09:24

A wildlife biologist has taken prairie chickens from Kansas, which has a more robust population, and released them in Illinois in an effort to boost the population of the endangered birds.The birds once numbered in the millions across the state ...

Illinois not alerted to early clues in womb-cutting case

U.S. 05/18/19, 15:46

Police and Illinois' child welfare agency say staff at a Chicago-area hospital didn't alert them after determining that a bloodied woman who arrived with a gravely ill newborn had not just given birth to the baby boy, as she claimed. Clarisa ...

Update: Pritzker pledges immediate action on DCFS woes

U.S. 05/15/19, 11:57

The Latest on recommendations to improve the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (all times local):12 p.m.Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he will quickly adopt every recommendation made in a report on suggested improvements to the Department of Children ...

Police: Gunshots meant for someone else killed Illinois boy

U.S. 05/15/19, 09:26

Authorities in Peoria say a 4-year-old boy died when gunfire intended for someone else struck him three times in the back and arm.Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood said Tuesday that Jeremiah L. Ward died from massive internal bleeding caused by ...

Study: Illinois sometimes brushes aside abuse allegations

U.S. 05/15/19, 07:20

Illinois' child welfare agency is so intent on keeping children with their parents even when they have strong evidence of abuse that it has sometimes left those children in grave danger, a study released Wednesday found.Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker ordered ...

Staffer: Illinois newspaper editor resigned to spare layoffs

U.S. 05/14/19, 18:34

Illinois' capital-city newspaper, a 188-year-old institution tied intimately to Abraham Lincoln, is without a news chief after its editor resigned in hopes of sparing more layoffs, according to a staff writer.Angie Muhs served notice of her resignation on Friday from ...

Mourners gather to honor 4 killed in Illinois factory blast

U.S. 05/10/19, 17:32

More than 100 people gathered Friday along a chain-link fence outside a badly damaged Illinois silicone factory to remember four men who died in an explosion at the facility. The mourners at AB Specialty Silicones factory north of Chicago included friends, ...

University of Illinois to name lab after LED pioneer

Tech 05/10/19, 14:05

The University of Illinois is planning to name its Micro and Nanotechnology Lab after an engineering visionary who created the first practical LED. Professor Emeritus Nick Holonyak Jr., a UI engineering alumnus, found a new alloy in 1962 that would emit ...

Fourth body recovered from plant site wrecked by explosion

U.S. 05/08/19, 17:43

Crews have recovered the body of another victim of an explosion at a northern Illinois silicone plant that left four workers dead.Waukegan Fire Marshal Steve Lenzi says the body was recovered late Tuesday from the rubble of the AB Specialty ...

Midwest downpours prompt more evacuations, flash flood fears

U.S. 05/08/19, 16:17

Rain swamping the nation's midsection forced people from their homes in Kansas, stranded dozens of Texas children at school overnight and strained levees along the surging Mississippi River in Illinois, Missouri and elsewhere Wednesday prompting yet more flash flood concerns. The ...

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