Illinois

Illinois' automatic voter registration delays worry experts

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Momentum for automatic voter registration grows. Michigan started offering it this year, and Maine approved it in June.Read more

9-year-old charged with murder in 5 Illinois fire deaths

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A 9-year-old child accused of causing a mobile home fire that killed three children and two adults in central Illinois has been charged with five counts of first-degree...Read more

Visitor overload blamed for deteriorating conditions at Illinois state park

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Officials at Starved Rock State Park in Central Illinois say there are too many visitors damaging the grounds.Read more


WATCH: Girl chased by coyote in Chicago suburb yard

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Surveillance video captured in a suburban neighborhood in Illinois caught the scary moment when a young girl was chased by a coyote in the family's front yard. Read more

Indiana lawmakers seek probe of ex-abortion doctor's clinics

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Four Indiana lawmakers called for a state investigation to determine whether more than 2,000 medically preserved fetal remains found at the Illinois home of a late...Read more

More than 2,000 fetal remains found on late Indiana abortion doctor's property

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Police say more than 2,000 fetal remains were found on the property of an abortion doctor who used to run clinics in several Indiana cities.Read more

Illinois derailment prompts evacuation of schools, homes

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A freight train bearing a flammable liquid used in solvents derailed in an Illinois suburb of St. Louis Tuesday, causing a fire that sent thick, black smoke into the air...Read more

Illinois police searching for 'Breaking Bad' character look-alike

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Heisenberg, is that you?Read more

36,000 pounds of cheese burned in Illinois semi fire, no injuries reported

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36,000 pounds of cheese burned on an Illinois interstate over the holiday weekend.Read more


Suit settled in teen suicide that led to Illinois law change

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As of August, a parent, guardian, family lawyer or designated advocate must be present before police can begin questioning students at school who are younger than 18 and...Read more

Man guilty of murder in fight with wife over coffee maker

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A suburban Chicago man accused of fatally shooting his wife in a fight over a coffee maker has been found guilty of second-degree murder.Read more