Illinois governor signs ban on firearms advertising allegedly marketed to kids and militants
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a law banning firearms advertising that officials determine produces a public safety threat or appeals to children, militants or others who might later use the weapons illegally.
November trial set for father of suspect in deadly July 4 parade shooting in suburban Chicago
An Illinois judge has set a Nov. 6 trial date for a father charged with helping his son obtain a gun license three years before the son allegedly shot dead seven people at a 2022 Fourth of July parade in suburban Chicago.
Tornado touches down near Chicago's O'Hare airport, disrupting hundreds of flights
A National Weather Service team will survey damage in northeast Illinois, where fierce winds from suspected tornadoes ripped roofs from buildings, downed trees and sent residents scrambling for safety as sirens sounded.
At least 6 killed, dozens injured in weekend shootings across US
At least six people are dead and dozens injured in a string of weekend violence and mass shootings across the U.S. The shootings — in Chicago, Washington state, Pennsylvania, St. Louis, Southern California and Baltimore — follow a surge of violence over the past several years that experts say accelerated during the coronavirus pandemic.
Sharing the sentence: Separation takes toll on incarcerated moms and their kids
Tens of thousands fewer women were incarcerated in the U.S. between 2019 and 2020 due to COVID-19, but as prison populations creep back to pre-pandemic norms, more children are being separated from their mothers, putting them at greater risk of health and behavioral problems, and making them vulnerable to abuse and displacement.
Illinois AG probe: Catholic clergy sexual abuse of kids was far more common than church acknowledged
Illinois’ attorney general has released the results of a sweeping investigation into allegations of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy, saying investigators found that 451 clergy sexually abused nearly 2,000 children since 1950, which was far more than the 103 individuals the church had named when the state review began in 2018.
Detroit Tigers announce 7 roster moves ahead of 1st game -- the pitcher injuries have already begun
The Detroit Tigers announced seven roster moves on Thursday, just hours before their first game of the season -- the starting pitcher injuries have already begun and the Opening Day roster has been finalized.
Person of interest in New Baltimore bank robbery shot, taken into custody in Illinois
The 18-year-old person of interest in a New Baltimore bank robbery was shot and taken into custody on Friday in Illinois after stealing a truck in Indiana, crashing the stolen vehicle during a police chase and fleeing on foot.
Mississippi St beats Illinois in 1st game since Leach death
Massimo Biscardi made a 27-yard tiebreaking field goal with four seconds left and Marcus Banks returned a fumble 60 yards for a touchdown on the game’s last play as No. 24 Mississippi State rallied to beat Illinois 19-10 in the ReliaQuest Bowl.
Planned Parenthood plans mobile abortion clinic in Illinois
Planned Parenthood officials have announced plans for a mobile abortion clinic, a 37-foot RV that will stay in Illinois but travel close to the borders of adjoining states that have banned abortions since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade earlier this year.
2 claim Mega Millions prize; 3rd-largest US lottery jackpot
Lottery officials say two people who wish to remain anonymous have claimed a $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot after a single ticket was sold in a Chicago suburb for a late July drawing, opting to take a lump sum payment of $780.5 million.
Ticket bought in Illinois wins $1.28B Mega Millions jackpot
Someone has beaten the odds and won the estimated $1.28 billion Mega Millions jackpot. Lottery officials say there is one winning ticket and it was purchased in Illinois. The winning numbers drawn Friday night are: 13-36-45-57-67, with a Mega Ball of 14. The jackpot is the nation’s third-largest lottery prize. It grew so large because no one had matched the game’s six selected numbers since April 15. That’s 29 consecutive draws without a jackpot winner. The $1.28 billion prize is for winners who choose the annuity option, paid annually over 29 years. Most winners opt for the cash option, which for Friday night’s drawing was an estimated $747.2 million.