Downstate Museum Honoring Sen. Paul Simon To CloseA Southern Illinois museum that honors the late Illinois U.S. Senator Paul Simon is closing at the end of the month.
Suspect In Cabbie's Murder Backs Out Of Plea DealA suspect suddenly backed out of a plea deal Wednesday for attacking a cab driver who later died in Zion, claiming his religious beliefs exempt him from the law.
Burglars Strike Homes In Ukrainian VillageChicago Police are warning residents of the Ukrainian Village neighborhood about a series of burglaries this month.
Scammers Swiping Cell Phones From Downtown DinersA new cell phone theft scam is afoot around Chicago.
Business Interests To Pay For Lost Parking Meter Revenue At NATO SummitBusiness interests that pledged money to cover the costs of the NATO Summit are going to have to pay the Chicago's parking meter lease company.
Lawsuit: Male Nurse Sexually Assaulted Woman Patient At Stroger HospitalA woman is suing Stroger Hospital of Cook County, claiming she was sexually assaulted while she was a patient in the hospital burn unit.
Appeals Court Backs Quinn's Move To Deny Workers' RaisesA federal appeals court is backing Gov. Pat Quinn's move to deny pay raises to thousands of union workers.
State Senate Committee Approves Minimum Wage HikeThe Illinois State Senate Executive Committee has approved a plan to increase the state's minimum wage, and let it increase automatically in the future.
Former Elmhurst College Student Guilty Of Scrawling Racist GraffitiA former Elmhurst College student has been convicted of a hate crime, for carving racist epithets outside a dorm at the school.
Unemployed Workers In Illinois Among Thousands Losing Compensation ChecksMore than 200,000 unemployed workers in Illinois and seven other states are losing their unemployment compensation checks this week.
CEOs Rank Illinois 48th In Nation For BusinessA new survey of several hundred corporate chief executives finds they have a very low opinion of the business climate in Illinois.
Official: Menard Prison Guards Committed $10 Million Worth Of FraudGuards at Menard prison downstate may have committed millions of dollars’ worth of fraud stemming from workers’ compensation payments, the state Department of Corrections has told lawmakers.
County Commissioners Crack Down On Own Expense AccountsFrom now on, Cook County commissioners will have to buy liquor out of their own pockets and submit other expenses to the ethics board for reimbursement.
Shareholder Sues Accretive Collection Agency After Claims Of High-Pressure TacticsThe saying, "what goes around comes around" might be applied to a Chicago-based hospital bill collection company that used high-pressure bill collection tactics.
State Senate Approves Regulations On FrackingThe Illinois State Senate has passed unanimously, and sent to the state House of Representatives, a bill that would regulate “fracking,” the process used to obtain access to deep natural gas reserves