Dozens of dogs and cats left homeless by Hurricane Harvey were scheduled to arrive in Waukegan Monday to receive medical care and await adoption. 

A measure that would give Illinois adoptees more information about why they were adopted is heading to the governor's desk.   The plan sponsored by Democratic state Rep. Ann Williams and state Sen. Toi Hutchinson would require state adoption agencies to give adoptees age 18 and older information detailing the reasons for the adoption.

Rachel Otwell / Illinois Public Radio

Earlier this month a U of I student was charged with first degree murder after having turned herself in to authorities with a dead infant in her backpack.

Advocates of what's called the 'Baby Safe Haven' law are trying to get the word out that new mothers who feel they can't care for their child have an option to relinquish their newborn with no consequence. 

Adoption fee waived for Adopt-a-Cat Month

Jun 19, 2014

Peoria County Animal Protection Services is waiving the adoption fee for cats and kittens for the next 30 days.  To promote more cat adoptions during Adopt-a-cat month.  

Illinois lawmakers are trying to stop guardians from using the internet to get rid of their adoptive kids - without any oversight.