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A Nasty Pandemic Side Effect: Murder
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Christopher Columbus statues removed in Chicago
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There Are COVID Travel Restrictions In 15 States
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U.S. Supreme Court Denies 10 Different Appeals Challenging Firearms
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Illinois Governor Criticizes Donald Trump's Response To Nationwide Protests
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Police Violence Protests Sweep America
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After Plummeting, the Virus Soars Back in the MidwestStates like Missouri, Illinois and Wisconsin are riding a frustrating seesaw during the pandemic, with new coronavirus cases rising again after apparent progress.
Tammy Duckworth Is Nothing and Everything Like Joe BidenDespite their disparate backgrounds, the Illinois Democrat has carved out a public life most evocative of the man she could join on the presidential ticket.
Illinois woman accused of keeping 33 Guatemalan immigrants in her basement pleads guilty to labor traffickingAn Illinois woman accused of keeping 33 people from Guatemala in her basement pleaded guilty to a federal labor trafficking charge Tuesday.
C.T. Vivian was a giant figure in the civil rights movement: 5 things you may not have known about himC.T. Vivian led his first sit-in demonstration in 1947 in Peoria, Illinois. After that, his civil rights career stretched for more than six decades.
Manhunt underway in Peoria, Illinois, after 12 people are shot on RiverfrontAt least 12 people were wounded early Sunday when at least one gunman opened fire in a crowd on the Riverfront in Peoria, Illinois.
Protesters clash with police at Chicago's Columbus statueProtesters working to topple a statue of Christopher Columbus were met with police force in Chicago, Illinois, on July 17.
Utility Company Gave Jobs to Allies of Top Illinois Democrat, Prosecutors SayIllinois Speaker Michael J. Madigan has not been charged, but the governor, a fellow Democrat, said he must resign if the allegations are true.
Illinois GOP congressman criticizes Trump for lack of 'loyalty' to former AG SessionsTrump had endorsed Sessions' opponent, who won the primary runoff in Alabama. Sessions was the first senator to support Trump's presidential bid.
Tammy Duckworth Confronts Nativist Smears From Tucker CarlsonMs. Duckworth, an Illinois senator who is Thai-American and lost both legs fighting in Iraq, has been the target of two nights of attacks from the Fox News host; some were amplified by President Trump.
Former Michigan State star Andre Rison claims assistant Buck Nystrom hit him before gameFormer Michigan State WR Andre Rison alleges he was slapped by Buck Nystrom in the locker room before taking the field at Illinois on Oct. 18, 1986.
A black bear named Bruno has traveled 400 miles in search of a mate. And he's gained quite a following.Bruno the bear's summer walkabout has taken him from Wisconsin to Illinois, likely in search of a mate.
City That Once Guided a Nation Now Shows Its CracksPeoria, Ill., was a place where marketers and politicians honed their messages. The pandemic and protests have made clear the sharply different realities of its Black and white residents.
Two victims dead, one injured after warehouse shooting in Springfield, IllinoisTwo people are dead and one is injured after a gunman opened fire Friday morning at a warehouse in Illinois. The gunman also died.
Bunn-O-Matic Shooting: 2 Dead, 1 Critically Wounded, Officials SayThe gunman was later found dead and the authorities were investigating a motive for the attack at the Bunn-O-Matic warehouse in Springfield, Ill.
Protests against police violence sweep across small-town AmericaBefore sundown on Thursday around 150 protesters marched down the main street in Anna, Illinois, past Bob's Tavern, Oasis of Grace Church, Douglas Skating Rink and Casey's General Store holding..
Hecky Powell, Barbecue Master and Civic Leader, Dies at 71From his restaurant in Evanston, Ill., he fed hungry students and the Chicago Bulls, and counseled high schoolers, mayors, a governor and a young Barack Obama.
Illinois to sell debt in first deal with Fed's muni liquidity facilityIllinois announced on Tuesday an agreement to tap a new Federal Reserve borrowing program, marking the first state or local government to access funding to address revenue shortfalls due to the..
Trump, Illinois governor spar during call over get-tough talkA conversation during which President Donald Trump urged U.S. state governors to crack down on nationwide protests became testy on Monday when Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker accused Trump of making..
U.S. high court rejects church challenges to state pandemic rulesThe U.S. Supreme Court rejected challenges on Friday to curbs on religious services in California and Illinois during the coronavirus pandemic.
How Do You Lead a State’s Coronavirus Response? Ask HerIllinois’s health director, Dr. Ngozi Ezike, offers a glimpse into the round-the-clock, all-consuming effort of containing the coronavirus.
Trump administration backs lawsuit challenging Illinois coronavirus curbsThe Trump administration on Friday weighed in on a lawsuit brought against Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker's coronavirus stay-at-home orders, with a rare federal court filing in support of the legal..
DOJ warns Los Angeles, Illinois of possible illegality of stay-at-home ordersExtended stay-at-home orders "may be both arbitrary and unlawful," Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband said in a letter to Los Angeles officials.
An Illinois woman was mauled to death by pet French bulldog, officials sayA woman was attacked by a French bulldog that she recently adopted.
Illinois governor, staff to work from home after aide tests positive for coronavirusIllinois Governor JB Pritzker and employees in his office will work from home after a senior staff member tested positive for the new coronavirus, according to a statement from Pritzker's office.
Fact check: Are churches in Illinois closed for a year?The claim that under Gov. J.B. Pritzker's reopening plan Illinois churches will be closed for a year appears in a headline. It is wrong.
In Chicago and Los Angeles, Virus Spread Is Slower, but PersistentCook County, Ill., which includes Chicago, added more new cases than any other U.S. county on some recent days.
Illinois county to probe earlier deaths from heart attacks, pneumonia for COVID-19Health officials in the U.S. state of Illinois' Cook County, which includes the city of Chicago, will probe deaths involving heart attacks and pneumonia for indications of COVID-19 as far back as..
Greg Zanis, who delivered crosses to honor mass shooting victims in the US, dies at 69Greg Zanis, an Illinois man who spent over 20 years making and delivering crosses to honor victims of mass shootings in the U.S., died Monday.
Camera fascinates leopard cub at Illinois zooA 2-month-old male Amur leopard cub named is entertaining himself in front of a camera inside his enclosure at the Brookfield Zoo. The zoo is closed to visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (April..
Illinois posts state's largest single-day COVID-19 death tollIllinois health officials on Tuesday reported that 142 people had died due to COVID-19 during the past 24 hours, the state's largest single-day death toll since the outbreak began.
Illinois lawmaker wins restraining order against governor's state-at-home orderA state lawmaker in Illinois won a restraining order on Monday against Governor J.B. Pritzker's stay-at-home orders in a case that could lead to more legal challenges against decrees by the first-term..
Smithfield to close Illinois pork facility after workers test positive for virusWorld's largest pork processor Smithfield Foods Inc said on Friday it will suspend operations at its Monmouth, Illinois pork processing facility next week after some employees tested positive for..
Illinois governor to extend stay-at-home order: local mediaIllinois Governor J.B. Pritzker was expected on Thursday to extend his state's stay-at-home order, which was to expire on April 30, to stem the spread of COVID-19, local media reported.
Home gardening blooms around the world during coronavirus lockdownsJaime Calder all but gave up on gardening after moving from the fertile soils of Illinois to dusty Texas, but the coronavirus changed her mind.
How a frantic trek to a McDonald's parking lot shows the scramble states are facing for coronavirus suppliesThe coronavirus pandemic has left states racing to cut deals for medical supplies. "It's about speed and price," said Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
Midwest states to partner on reopening economiesWisconsin's governor and six others in the Midwest say they'll coordinate on reopening their economies. The other states are Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. (April 16)
U.S. officials run into dead ends in rush to find masks amid pandemicThe office of U.S. congressman Adam Kinzinger reached out to the White House last month with an urgent request: a business in his district in Illinois had located 13 million highly sought-after N95..
Illinois projects sharp revenue drop due to coronavirus falloutEconomic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak will cost Illinois $7.3 billion in revenue for the current and next fiscal year, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced on Wednesday.
U.S. Midwest exploring cooperation around reopening as coronavirus eases: Illinois officialsU.S. Midwest governors are talking about regionally cooperating to reopen their economies as the coronavirus pandemic begins to ease, echoing a similar approach being taken by states on the East and..
Chicago trains, streets nearly emptyChicago trains and streets were nearly empty on Monday as residents adhere to guidelines to remain at home amid the coronavirus pandemic. As of Monday, Illinois has confirmed more than 22,000 cases of..
African-Americans dying of coronavirus at higher rates, preliminary data showsThe new coronavirus is killing African-Americans at a higher rate than the U.S. population at large, according to preliminary numbers from Louisiana, Michigan and Illinois that officials say point to..
Estate of Walmart worker who died from COVID-19 sues for wrongful deathThe family of a Walmart Inc employee in Illinois who died after contracting COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, has filed a lawsuit accusing the retail giant of failing to adequately..
Coronavirus crisis: Governors demonstrate to President Donald Trump how to leadOn COVID-19, New York's Andrew Cuomo, Ohio's Mike DeWine, Illinois' J.B. Pritzker and Maryland's Larry Hogan show nonpartisanship leadership: Our view
Drone video captures Chicago's empty streets as Illinois' 'stay home' order is in effectAriel drone shots capture Chicago's deserted streets and empty attractions creates an eery feeling throughout the city like a scene from a movie.
Chicago's 'Bean' sculpture closed amid quarantineTourist attractions, like Chicago's Cloud Gate sculpture, are closed days after Illinois' governor issued a stay-at-home order. (March 24)
Two coronavirus testing sites open in Illinois Walmart parking lotsWalmart Inc said on Sunday that federal drive-thru coronavirus testing sites have been set up in parking lots of its stores in Northlake and Joliet, Illinois to test first responders and healthcare..
Illinois governor to Donald Trump: 'Get off Twitter and Do Your Job'Governors are saying their states are competing with each other to buy medical supplies needed to fight the coronavirus