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Authorities say remains found by kayakers in a river in northern Illinois have been identified as those of a man missing since 2015.

A group of residents is raising money to keep a park district-owned riverboat operating in northern Illinois this summer. 

Prosecutors in a northern Illinois county are increasingly taking their battle against illegal drugs and the national opioid epidemic to the people who've supplied them to overdose victims. 

Authorities in northern Illinois say two people were killed and two others seriously injured in a natural gas pipeline explosion.

The family of a man who died in northern Illinois last month after an apparent altercation during a traffic stop has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

The sheriff in northern Illinois' Winnebago County says budget cuts mean he will lay off 64 reserve deputies on Oct. 20.

A man exonerated in a killing for which he spent 15 years in prison has reached a $9 million settlement with investigators in northern Illinois.

A former worker implicated in the death of a 16-year-old resident of a northern Illinois youth home has reached a plea deal sparing him some prison time.

Gov. Bruce Rauner is seeking federal help for people in four northern Illinois counties affected by flooding and severe storms this summer. 

Experts say heavy rain and flooding affected northern Illinois in July while the central and southern parts of the state saw dry weather that caused crop damage.

Flood levels along two northern Illinois rivers looked to be falling after flooding this week but another round of rain has them rising again.

The extended Fourth of July weekend is expected to be one of the busiest periods of the year on Illinois's tollway with nearly 8 million vehicles on the system.

Prosecutors in northern Illinois are asking a judge to reconsider a key ruling regarding the upcoming trial of the wife of a former Fox Lake Police lieutenant who killed himself.

Authorities have hailed a northern Illinois man a hero after he jumped through the open window of a moving car to save the driver, who was having a seizure. 

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Obstruction of justice charges have been dropped against a former worker at a northern Illinois youth home who was implicated in the death of a 16-year-old resident.  Shaquan Allen was living at the Allendale Association in Lake Villa in March 2016 when Justin Serak and James Davis struggled with the boy while responding to a behavioral issue.

 FOX RIVER GROVE, Ill. (AP) - Organizers of a ski jumping competition in northern Illinois have had to postpone the event for the first time in more than a century.

The director of a northern Illinois law enforcement training unit says it could close soon amid the state budget impasse.

The sheriff in Lee County in northern Illinois says authorities are looking into a firearms ordinance governing private gun ranges because the county doesn't have one.

Preparations are starting in an $825,000 restoration project to repair a more than century-old statue of a Native American overlooking the Rock River in northern Illinois. 

Weather officials say a pair of tornadoes caused minor damage in northern Illinois.

Police have identified a man who drowned in a northern Illinois lake while trying to save a cat.  The Lake County Sheriff's Office identified the man as 46-year-old William Anderson of Ingleside.

A small city in northern Illinois is at odds over a proposed transportation center to ship and store a central ingredient of hydraulic fracturing.

An Illinois agency says it's still trying to determine what assistance might be available to victims of a deadly tornado that struck northern Illinois earlier this month.


A deadly tornado in the small northern Illinois community of Fairdale earlier this month is raising questions about how best to warn rural residents about storms.

It’s been one week since tornadoes ripped through northern Illinois, killing two people.  IPR’s Jenna Dooley went back to the scene to learn more about recovery efforts:


Meteorologists have more information about the deadly tornadoes that passed through Illinois last week. The national weather service confirmed there were nine tornadoes across Illinois on Thursday night. 


The DeKalb County coroner's office says a second person was found dead in the northern Illinois community of Fairdale after tornadoes struck the region.