Illinois Not Paying Out Big Lottery Jackpots Amid Budget Standoff The Illinois Lottery says big winners since July 1st aren't getting any money yet because there's no state budget, meaning the state has no legal authority to pay out lottery winnings. Alvarez: Journalists’ Slayings Highlight Need For Universal Background Checks Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez said the televised shootings of reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward heightened the need to find better ways to prevent the mentally ill from buying guns.
Elgin Mayor Wants Summit Of Social Service Groups Caught In State Budget Stalemate Emanuel: Journalists’ Murders “Stark Reminder” Of Need For Better Gun Control, Mental Health Treatment Federal Judge Blasts Illinois For Not Making All Ordered Payments Deal To Develop Parkland Near Indiana Dunes Riles Conservationists Commissioner Wants Medical Examiner To Stop Identifying Latinos As Black Or White CTA Getting $750K From Feds To Train Bus Mechanics Current, Former CPS Officials Dismiss Talk Of Possible Bankruptcy Comptroller: Illinois On Pace To Rack Up $5B Deficit
70-Year-Old Man Fatally Struck By Train In Gary A 70-year-old Gary man died Sunday morning after he was struck by a train in northwest Indiana. Thousands Run, Bike And Swim Downtown For Chicago Triathlon The lakefront downtown this morning was awash in wetsuits and spandex as an estimated seven thousand athletes participated in the Chicago Triathlon.
Demonstration Held In Millennium Park To Protest Corruption In Malaysian Government Two Men Charged In Robbins Crash That Killed Mother And Father Inmate In La Porte County Who Escaped After Giving Birth From Hospital Captured Corpse Flower “Spike” Manually Opened At Chicago Botanic Garden Warm, Foggy Day For Chicago Area Prosecutors: Oak Brook Couple Sent Threatening Letter To Judges Police: Two Killed In Crash Near Lindenhurst Police: Boy Killed, Another Injured In Chatham Shooting