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An Illinois judge has ordered mental evaluations for a freshman high school student charged in the shooting of another student.

Officials at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville are offering a semester's free tuition and fees for information in a case involving a racial slur.

Illinois is receiving more than $110 million in federal grants to help prevent and respond to terrorism and other emergencies.

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a new Illinois law that will let adults earn high school diplomas instead of general-education certificates.

The union representing Chicago police officers is asking the Illinois Labor Relations Board to stop the city from implementing a new use-of-force policy.

Illinois Department of Transportation officials will offer child safety-seat checks at dozens of locations around the state on "National Seat Check Saturday."

A woman in southwest Illinois has created a series of exhibits that tell the story of soldiers who died or went missing during the Vietnam War.

Northern Illinois University's acting president says she plans to request a 3% salary increase for university employees.

Members of the state's largest immigrant rights group say they're boosting efforts to preserve a federal program protecting young immigrants from deportation.

An attorney for Drew Peterson says he'll likely appeal an Illinois Supreme Court ruling upholding the former suburban Chicago police officer's murder conviction in the death of his third wife.

Allstate expects insurance losses of about $593 million in August after Hurricane Harvey left a path of destruction along the Gulf Coast.

Students at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville are responding to incidents of racism on campus by writing messages of peace on a door propped up in the campus quad.

Officials at a central Illinois high school say police have someone in custody after one person was wounded during a shooting.

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation making it harder for authorities to confiscate property from crime suspects. 

State Rep. Scott Drury says he's dropping out of the race for Illinois governor to run for attorney general.

Illinois public health officials say a Kankakee County resident is the first Illinoisan to die from West Nile virus this year in the state.

Emergency management agencies in 32 counties will be getting thousands of dollars each to beef up their emergency operations centers.

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has a word of warning for investors: Recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida will likely produce investment scams.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she has no "immediate plans" to run for another office when her term is up in 2019, including mayor of Chicago. 

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation that re-establishes an economic-development tax incentive with greater transparency.

The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum in Springfield has received historic documents tracing a southern Illinois family's history back to the 1790's.

The Illinois Department of Agriculture is poised to host more than 20 international buyers from six countries in an effort to increase export sales for the state grain industry.

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Bruce Rauner has wrapped up a nine-day trade mission to China. 

A federal judge has ruled Attorney General Jeff Sessions cannot follow through with his threat to withhold public safety grant money to Chicago and other so-called sanctuary cities for refusing his order to impose tough immigration policies.

University of Illinois researchers discovered significant atmospheric changes during last month's solar eclipse. 

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett's son is to become the interim sheriff of Macon County in central Illinois.

The first woman to serve as majority leader in the Illinois House of Representatives and a top lieutenant to House Speaker Mike Madigan says she won't seek re-election.

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says he spends his time sweeping and mopping floors while serving a federal prison sentence after corruption convictions.

University of Illinois officials say they can't provide legal help to students affected by changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program but that they'll try to connect them with lawyers.

Police investigating the death of a woman whose body was found inside a suburban Chicago hotel freezer are examining a video that apparently shows her in a room of the hotel hours earlier.

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