Illinois' Medicaid program will soon provide preventative dental care for almost half a million low-income residents.

The conviction of a man for the murder of two Chicago police officers 40 years ago has been overturned by a Cook County judge.

The Chicago Crime Commission has officially unveiled its first new street-gang guide in six years, detailing changes in where and how 59 Chicago gangs operate.

Police in Chicago say they've discovered the dismembered body of an 81-year-old woman in her home.

To solve Chicago's affordable housing crisis, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is calling on developers to think small.

An autopsy has determined that a man fatally shot on Chicago's South Side by police was shot in the back.

A major credit ratings agency says Illinois' new budget is "more of the same" from the worst-rated state in the U.S.

An appeals court has refused to toss corruption charges against former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, saying it can't assess whether his prosecution violated constitutional separation-of-powers clauses until after he goes to trial.

The Illinois House has sent the governor a measure raising public school teacher salaries to a minimum of $40,000 a year.

An Illinois House panel has endorsed a proposal expanding the use of medical marijuana to fight the state's opioid crisis.

The Gary/Chicago International Airport has reopened its main runway after a three-week closure to rebuild much of it.

A judge has refused to lower bail for a teen charged with firing shots at an Illinois high school as seniors met for graduation rehearsal.

The first African-American justice to serve on the Illinois Supreme Court is retiring.

Chicago Will Have An Amazon Go Store

May 15, 2018

  NEW YORK - Amazon, which opened a cashier-less store in Seattle this year, plans more locations in Chicago and San Francisco.


The company confirmed Monday that Amazon Go stores would open in the two cities, but didn't say when. The store openings were first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle and The Seattle Times.


O'Hare International Airport in Chicago has some new gates for the first time in a quarter century.

Illinois lawmakers are considering a proposal that would allow out-of-state students to enroll in a Chicago-area school.

A mix up at Cook County Jail led to the mistaken release of a man charged with threatening violence at gay bars in Chicago.

The elevators in Chicago's Willis Tower are getting a major overhaul for the first time in the 110-story building's history.

Senate OKs Raising Smoking Age From 18 to 21

Apr 25, 2018

The Illinois Senate has voted to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21.

Illinois public health officials say a central Illinois woman has died after using synthetic marijuana.

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood says the most recent victim was in her 30s. He says she was a resident of Stark County, but died at a Peoria hospital. No additional details regarding the death have been released.

A proposal could give more Illinois voters a chance to lower their property taxes.

A Champaign area-based bus company faces a federal lawsuit accusing it of discriminating and harassing customers and their families.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is claiming victory over President Donald Trump's administration after a federal appeals court upheld a temporary injunction barring the Justice Department from applying new conditions to awarding public safety funds.

Some of the more than 100 motions filed in the case of a Chicago police officer charged in the 2014 shooting death  of black teenager Laquan McDonald that have been kept secret may soon become public.

Family members are finalizing the funeral details for a Bradley University student from Chicago who was shot dead at an off-campus party earlier this month. 

Members of the village board in the northern Chicago suburb of Deerfield have voted unanimously to ban certain semi-automatic firearms.

  CHICAGO - A federal judge in Chicago says a city ordinance prohibiting the posting of commercial advertisements on lampposts and other public objects is too vague and therefore unconstitutional.

The ruling came in a lawsuit brought by RCP Publications Inc. RCP publishes a weekly paper of the Revolutionary Communist Party USA.

An apparent supporter posted a notice about RCP showing a movie. RCP was held responsible under the ordinance and ordered to pay a $350 fine.

A change in Illinois law aims to improve how police respond to sexual assault allegations by requiring officers undergo new training to improve sensitivity toward victims and learn about trauma.

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Chicago police say March ended as the 13th straight month to see a drop in gun violence.

In a news release, the police department says there were 29 homicides during the month - 10 fewer than were reported in March of last year.  And the department says there was a similar drop in the number of shooting incidents and shooting victims.

The department says that so far in 2018 there have been 108 homicides compared to 140 during the same three-month period last year.

Some advocates are pushing for an Illinois constitutional amendment to change how legislative districts are created in the state.