Illinois

Illinois legislators are reviving bills that would raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21.

News coverage of last month's 40th anniversary of serial killer John Wayne Gacy's arrest has meant dozens of more tips for Illinois investigators trying to identify victims.

The state of Illinois says federal food assistance money will be provided through the end of February during the government shutdown.

The new session of the Illinois Legislature is underway with the largest percentage of Democratic lawmakers serving in Springfield in more than five decades. 

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CHICAGO (AP) - A joint news investigation has found that deadly blood infections persist in Illinois' understaffed nursing homes.

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HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) - An Indiana city and an Illinois community that once clashed in federal court over a water rate dispute have signed a new drinking water agreement.

Midwest Drought Persists

Aug 20, 2018
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Portions of central and western Illinois remain dry as drought conditions persist across the Midwest. The U.S. Drought Monitor says Kentucky is the only Midwest state with normal soil conditions.

The Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor, who's campaigned against the state's child-support system, engaged in a shouting match with a judge about money he owes his ex-wife and access to child visitation.

Checks have been sent out to more than 900 Illinois workers to cover back pay owed since 2011.

President Donald Trump will be visiting an Illinois steel mill that is boosting production as he faces opposition to his imposition of tariffs in international trade disputes.

Health officials in Illinois and Iowa are investigating an increase in people becoming sick from a parasite that causes intestinal illness.

Gov. Bruce Rauner and first lady Diana Rauner are officially reopening the Illinois Governor's Mansion after a more than two-year renovation.

The American Red Cross says there's an urgent need for people to donate blood following the Fourth of July holiday.

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MARION, Ky. (AP) - The Cave-in-Rock Ferry between Illinois and Kentucky is reducing its operating hours. The ferry crosses the Ohio River between Cave-in-Rock, Illinois, and Marion, Kentucky.

The federal government is giving Illinois $4.1 million to renovate a veterans' home where Legionnaires' disease has contributed to the deaths of 13 residents.

Private Illinois nursing homes are fronting $300 million for residential care because the state is so far behind on determining whether they're eligible for Medicaid.

A state senator has officially thrown his hat into Illinois' high-profile and expensive governor's race.

The federal government has agreed to match billions of dollars in Medicaid funding for Illinois hospitals around the state.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has agreed to investigate a confirmed case of West Nile virus in Illinois.

Officials say that a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that retailers must collect sales tax from buyers in other states could mean more than $200 million a year to Illinois.

A former state executive inspector general will investigate the Illinois House of Representatives after several sexual harassment scandals.

Kentucky's Democratic attorney general has filed a sixth lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company for deceptive marketing of opioid-based painkillers.

A judge says the remains of famous Catholic Archbishop Fulton Sheen can be moved to Illinois from New York, nearly 40 years after his death.

The Republicans in Illinois' congressional delegation are asking President Trump not to grant former Gov. Rod Blagojevich clemency.

Illinois has become the 30th state to adopt the Uniform Bar Exam allowing state attorneys to more easily practice in other states.

First ladies are getting their own day in in the Illinois state capital.

A woman who says her late father's head ended up in the Detroit warehouse of a body parts broker has confronted the man in court, and offered him the directive to "burn in hell."

A judge has refused to lower bail for a teen charged with firing shots at an Illinois high school as seniors met for graduation rehearsal.

Illinois lawmakers have sent Gov. Bruce Rauner legislation requiring him and his successors to use governor's office funds to pay people who work for them. 

An Illinois bill would allow veterans organizations to install gambling machines in communities that would otherwise prohibit them.

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