The flagship Hostess product, the Twinkie, was invented by Schiller Park bakery manager James Dewar in 1930 under a precursor company, Continental Baking Co.
The Chicago Wolves surrendered four unanswered goals in the third period to drop a 4-1 Illinois Lottery Cup contest to the Peoria Rivermen at Carver Arena Friday night.
The Chicago Wolves and Peoria Rivermen traded goals through 40 minutes, but the Rivermen grabbed two third-period tallies to earn a 4-2 preseason victory Friday night.
The unemployment rate in the Chicago metropolitan area fell to 8.8 percent in August from 10.5 percent a year earlier and down from 9.2 percent in July.
Family members of an Illinois man who went missing 34 years ago will finally lay his remains to rest.
Cook County Sheriff’s investigators trying to identify victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy have solved the unrelated case of a missing man from Peoria, whose body was found on a mountainside in Utah two years ago.
The story of the returning veteran never ends. A researcher in Peoria is investigating Gulf War Syndrome, more than twenty years after the end of Operation Desert Storm.
Want to know if high-speed rail plays in Peoria? It depends on which Peorian you ask.
Illinois State Police have issued an AMBER Alert about two missing babies who were abducted by their mother in Peoria Thursday morning.
A dozen years on the run for a couple from Illinois has ended in a small town outside Phoenix.
Heavy equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. has agreed to sell off a distribution and support business to a Canadian company for $465 million.
While the west suburban Lisle institution has no plans to leave town, a proposal up for approval this week could result in the private Catholic nonprofit school establishing a campus in Mesa, Ariz.
Jordan Schroeder’s rebound goal with 46.2 seconds left in overtime lifted the Chicago Wolves to a 4-3 Illinois Lottery Cup triumph over the Peoria Rivermen Monday night at Carver Arena.
A group that promotes downstate business says Caterpillar’s investment in building more machines in East Peoria and Decatur will pay over and over again.
An Amtrak train headed for Chicago was halted Tuesday morning when it hit a utility truck on the tracks in central Illinois.
A southwest suburban police officer is in trouble with his own department, and two other officers might be in trouble too, following a trip to a law enforcement conference downstate.
Amtrak officials say they are exploring rail service to an area of the state that has traditionally felt left out of the transportation loop.
Following a meeting with Gov. Pat Quinn, the chief executive officer of Caterpillar says the company is staying in Illinois.
Bradley University decorates the top of a new campus building with four stone-carved monsters.
Was it a false alarm? Peoria-based Caterpillar now says it has no plans to leave Illinois.