Man jailed after claim to be long-missing child unravels

U.S. 04/05/19, 07:43

The Latest on the investigation of a man who allegedly claimed to be a long-missing child from Illinois (all times local): 8:30 a.m. A 23-year-old man authorities say falsely claimed to be an Illinois boy missing for eight years is being held ...

FBI rejects teen’s claim to be long-missing boy

U.S. 04/04/19, 17:51

A young man's claim to be an Illinois boy who disappeared under tragic circumstances eight years ago was disproved by DNA tests and pronounced a hoax Thursday, dashing hopes that the baffling case had finally been solved. For a day and ...

Update: Teenager is not long-missing Timmothy Pitzen

U.S. 04/04/19, 15:56

The Latest on efforts to confirm the identity of a 14-year-old who told police he is Timmothy Pitzen, an Illinois boy who has been missing since 2011 (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Authorities have rejected a teenager's claim that he is an ...

Update: Boy in Ohio says he was kidnapped 7 years ago

U.S. 04/03/19, 16:58

The Latest on police investigation into boy who claimed to have escaped from kidnappers in Ohio (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Authorities in suburban Cincinnati say a teenage boy claimed to have escaped Wednesday morning in southwestern Ohio after being kidnapped seven ...

More rain causes new flood worries along the Mississippi

U.S. 04/01/19, 11:30

A wall of rocks and sandbags is protecting scenic Clarksville, Missouri, from the surging Mississippi River as spring flooding swamps fields, threatens homes and temporarily shut down a bridge connecting Missouri and Illinois.Heavy rain over much of the Midwest on ...

Illinois state trooper hit by truck, killed in Freeport

U.S. 03/28/19, 20:05

An Illinois State Police trooper was killed Thursday when she was struck by a truck during a traffic stop, the second trooper to die that way this year. Trooper Brooke Jones-Story was killed in the crash that occurred on Route 20 ...

Update: Smollett faces hurdles resurrecting career

U.S. 03/27/19, 17:54

The Latest on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett (all times local):5:25 p.m.Felony charges may have been dropped against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, but experts say he faces an uphill climb to get his career back on track.Actor Jussie Smollett talks to ...

Illinois governor’s schedule includes recommended attire

U.S. 03/23/19, 09:25

What if you were governor of Illinois and didn't have a thing to wear? If you're J.B. Pritzker, you look at your daily schedule. During his first six weeks in office, Pritzker's appointment calendar includes 70 "attire" recommendations for events as varied ...

Illinois professor creates women’s NCAA Tournament simulator

Sports 03/20/19, 14:33

University of Illinois computer science professor Sheldon Jacobson has always loved data.For the past seven years he's had a men's NCAA Tournament bracket simulator. After getting many requests, Jacobson decided to put together one for the women's tournament. It's believed ...

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