Workplace Shooter Identified As 45-Year-Old Employee Gary Martin Of AuroraThe mass shooter who killed five people at the Henry Pratt company in Aurora Friday afternoon was identified as 45-year-old employee Gary Martin, Aurora police said during a news conference Friday evening.
U.S. Seeks Ways To Recycle Lithium Batteries In Cars, PhonesOfficials say it's an attempt to catch up with China and other countries that manufacture and recycle the vast majority of lithium-ion batteries, including those shipped back from the U.S.
Illinois Democrats Ask Wisconsin Governor To Review Foxconn Plant ImpactSens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth along with Reps. Brad Schneider and Lauren Underwood sent Gov. Tony Evers a letter saying stormwater run-off from the plant would drain into the Des Plaines River watershed and could worsen flooding in Illinois' Lake County, which covers the northeastern corner of Illinois and is just north of Cook County, which includes Chicago.
Amazon Invests In Electric Pickups, Production Starts In Normal In 2020Rivian unveiled an all-electric pickup and an SUV at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show in November and plans to begin production of the vehicles in a factory in Normal, Illionois, next year. The company is headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, not far from Detroit.
Illinois Opioid Helpline Has Received 10,000 CallsAn Illinois hotline that supports people addicted to opioids and other substances has received 10,000 calls since it was set up in late 2017.
John Deere Posts Weak First Quarter EarningsThe U.S. and China will continue to try to hash out trade differences next week in Washington after two days of talks wrapped up Friday in Beijing. But ongoing trade tensions have damaged U.S. farmers to a degree that they are pulling back on investing in heavy equipment.
Pritzker Announces Justice Reform InitiativePritzker noted the state spends roughly $1.3 billion a year for the Department of Corrections, which houses about 43,000 inmates in a system made for about 32,000.
50-50: A Proposal That Could Shake Up Custody CasesA state lawmakers wants to change the way custody is doled out in Illinois, focusing on parents first instead of the children.
A 30-Acre Plot Of Farmland Once Owned By Abraham Lincoln Heads To AuctionA 30-acre plot of farmland that Abraham Lincoln once owned in central Illinois is heading to auction.
Illinois Adds 30 Sites To National Historic RegisterSites added last year in Illinois include Promontory Point in Chicago's Burnham Park, a nationally significant African-American art center and nine historic districts that combined include more than 2,800 properties.
Museum Offers Free Admission, Events For Lincoln's BirthdayMuseum officials say admission will be free on Feb. 12 — what would have been Lincoln's 210th birthday.
Consumer Group Offers Guide To Reduce 'Robocalls'CUB said technology is allowing scam artists to make thousands of calls a minute, and the calls have reached an "alarming level." The telecom services firm YouMail estimates there were a record 47.8 billion automated calls in 2018 -- most scam calls or telemarketers.