Almost one in four of the roughly 23,000 Illinois residents who have applied for concealed carry permits live in Cook County.
Fifty years ago this month, Beatle George Harrison took a break from European stardom to go someplace where no one knew him — southern Illinois.
A 17-year old girl is free and safe, after escaping from an East St. Louis area home where she was allegedly held captive for more than two years.
The 2012 general election is coming up in barely two months, and between now and then, you can expect to see and hear negative advertising featuring someone who’s in office for at least two more years.
Megabuses were running as usual Friday morning, a day after a packed double-decker bus from Chicago crashed into a bridge downstate and left a woman dead.
PEOTONE, Ill. (CBS) — The latest Illiana Expressway proposals go before the public Tuesday and Wednesday night in Illinois and Northwest Indiana. As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, the Illinois and Indiana transportation departments will […]
A school bus carrying 6th-grade students from Highland has collided with a tractor trailer near the southern Illinois community of Litchfield.
With Federal Emergency Management Agency officials twice denying aid, Gov. Pat Quinn says the State of Illinois is moving to assist Southern Illinois communities devastated by tornadoes last month.
Six downstate residents were killed, and more than 100 others were injured, in a powerful storm with an EF4 tornado slammed southern Illinois early Wednesday.
Business and labor groups say Illinois is not keeping up its highways.
A federal probe finds no evidence that foreign hackers infiltrated computers controlling a downstate water plant.
PRINCETON, Ill. (CBS) — There is increased security today at Princeton High School, in Bureau County about 120 miles southwest of Chicago, after a former student brought a gun to school on Wednesday. As WBBM […]
The Chicago-based John Howard Association prison watchdog group says the Menard Correctional Center downstate is becoming increasingly dangerous.
Superfriends of downstate Metropolis, Ill., have banded together to help a Superman fan who lost that which is most precious to him.
State officials have found “substantial evidence” that the civil rights of a gay couple downstate were violated by two facilities that refused to host their civil union ceremony.
A University of Chicago undergrad and her parents were killed over the weekend when a single-engine plane went down in downstate Rantoul.
Some Amtrak train passengers were quite literally stuck in the middle of nowhere Tuesday, after a fuel problem stalled a train headed from Chicago to Carbondale.
Some underperforming Illinois schools will get millions in federal stimulus money to undergo what the State Board of Education calls “dramatic reforms.”
A 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck in southeast Missouri Tuesday morning, and was felt in parts of downstate Illinois.
Stink bugs were spotted in the Chicago area only in recent months, and now, they’re becoming a big problem downstate.