Cook County Leads Concealed-Carry Permit ApplicationsAlmost one in four of the roughly 23,000 Illinois residents who have applied for concealed carry permits live in Cook County.
State To Mark Golden Anniversary Of Beatle George Harrison's Downstate TourFifty years ago this month, Beatle George Harrison took a break from European stardom to go someplace where no one knew him -- southern Illinois.
Girl Free After Being Held For 2 Years As Sex Slave DownstateA 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.
Downstate GOP Targeting Quinn In Attack AdsThe 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.
Blown Tire Blamed For Deadly Megabus Accident DownstateMegabuses 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.
Transportation Officials To Showcase Ideas For Illiana Expressway
Bus, Semi-Truck Collide DownstateA school bus carrying 6th-grade students from Highland has collided with a tractor trailer near the southern Illinois community of Litchfield.
State Aid Coming To Tornado-Ravaged Downstate CommunitiesWith 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 People Dead In Powerful Tornado Downstate 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.
Coalition: Illinois Is Not Keeping Up Its HighwaysBusiness and labor groups say Illinois is not keeping up its highways.
Investigators: Hackers Didn't Cause Springfield Water Pump FailureA federal probe finds no evidence that foreign hackers infiltrated computers controlling a downstate water plant.