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An Illinois man has been charged after posting online several times that he wants to assassinate President Donald Trump.

Former President Barack Obama's presidential center could include a playground, performance lawn and a sledding hill. 

URBANA, Ill. (AP) - Representatives of University of Illinois police and a campus counseling center will meet with students to discuss the search for a visiting scholar from China.

The mayor of Chicago says the city will host a climate summit for North American cities this fall.

An online fundraising effort has brought in more than $80,000 for the family of a visiting scholar from China who disappeared from the University of Illinois.

Lawyers representing Chicago are not offering clues about how Mayor Rahm Emanuel might respond to a federal lawsuit seeking to force the city into implementing police reforms under court supervision.

Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman says plans for a $132 million renovation at Memorial Stadium are on hold and instead the school will break ground next year on a stand-alone football performance center.

Law enforcement in Springfield are benefiting from local public officials' efforts to give them easier access to an opioid overdose antidote.

Chicago has hired a new security chief for its airports, including O'Hare International Airport where officers dragged a passenger from a United Airlines plane in April.

The Illinois State University Mennonite College of Nursing is getting a $2 million federal grant to help make the nursing workforce more diverse.

Chicago Public Schools says it has taken out a $275 million short-term loan so it can meet its obligations with the teachers' pension fund by a June 30 deadline.

The Rockford Public Library is giving kids the chance to wipe out any fines for overdue materials by checking out more books and returning them on time.

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CHICAGO (AP) - A progress report filed in federal court shows that Illinois' child welfare agency has slowly made "incremental" improvements, but concerns linger about the impact of the state's budget impasse and a "revolving door" of leadership. 

Organizers of a four-day event celebrating a western Illinois community's railroad heritage are looking to again boost attendance. 

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that'll help locate a visiting scholar from China who disappeared from the University of Illinois. 

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration say they're working out bugs on a $94 million online portal that allows state employees to choose health care options. 

State versus state battle lines are being drawn across the Mississippi River, with a top Missouri official urging Illinois regulators to back away from a plan that would allow higher levees, potentially worsening flooding on the Missouri side of the river.

A former Lincoln Lane Community College employee has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for taking almost $700,000 from the college.

Police southwest of Chicago say they are searching for what could be a team of gun thieves who sometimes use cars to smash their way into businesses.

Teachers will be able to see a free round of golf in Springfield this month. The Lincoln Land Charity Championship has named June 22 "Horace Mann Educator's Day" at the PGA tournament.

The owner of a poultry business operating in the heart of central Illinois' corn and soybean country says he hopes future farmers will also consider specialty farming.

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton is urging the House to take action on the Senate-approved budget plan during next week's special session. 

The Chicago Board of Ethics has found that a business executive and an alderman's husband illegally lobbied Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Cook County's state's attorney's office will stop prosecuting some traffic offenses because there is not enough staff to handle all the cases. 

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon returned to his Pennsylvania hometown to help officials open and dedicate a new $250,000 playground.

Police in the northwest Chicago suburbs say an 11-year-old boy has been charged with sexually assaulting another minor.

Police say the FBI is investigating the disappearance of a Chinese woman from a central Illinois university town as a kidnapping.

An appellate court has ruled against social service providers suing Illinois over the lack of payment during the budget impasse.

The multi-state lottery association overseeing Powerball and Mega Millions games will dump Illinois by the end of June if the state doesn't end its budget impasse. 

Enterprise CarShare has announced it will stop doing business in Chicago indefinitely due to the theft or vandalism of its vehicles.

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