Illinois

Michigan, Illinois set to usher in recreational pot sales

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Both Michigan and Illinois, which allows sales starting on Jan. 1, are officially joining nine other states that broadly allow marijuana sales.Read more

Hodgson Mill issues national recall of white flour

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Hodgson Mill has voluntarily recalled some lots of its Unbleached All-Purpose White Wheat Flour in five pound bags.Read more

School bus driver charged, accused of drinking beer on route

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A 44-year-old bus driver in suburban Chicago has been arrested after authorities say she drank beer while taking more than 30 elementary students to school.Read more


Nearly 100 puppies found in van at Illinois gas station

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Nearly 100 puppies were found traveling in a van through Illinois over the weekend.Read more

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