Several FBI agents raided the Peoria campaign office of former Congressman Aaron Schock Thursday.  A nearby business owner says the agents spent more than six hours at the office loading boxes into a truck.  The move comes a day after Schock’s former assistant testified before a federal grand jury investigating allegations of improper campaign spending.  U.S. Attorney's office spokeswoman Sharon Paul declined to comment.

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert will be arraigned this week following an indictment that alleges he agreed to pay $3.5 million in hush money to someone from the town where he was once a teacher and coach.

Dennis Hastert faces federal charges

May 28, 2015

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert is facing a federal charges filed by the U.S. attorney in Chicago. 

The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information in the case of an arson fire that destroyed 13 horse-drawn carriages on Chicago's North Side.

The Justice Department is formally investigating US Representative Aaron Schock. 

Illinois officials say the FBI has approved the use of its criminal history records for out-of-state and federal background checks of medical marijuana business owners. Two state licensing agencies announced the FBI approval Tuesday. 

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner awarded licenses this week to 70 medical marijuana businesses before out-of-state criminal background checks could be done through an FBI database, as expected under state law.

Associated Press

A fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control facility halted all flights in and out of the city's two airports, and is impacting flights throughout the Midwest.

Peoria police make arrests in 8-year old murder case

Jul 2, 2014

Peoria Police have arrested three people in connection with a murder that occurred eight years ago.

Quest Charter among 19 schools searched by FBI

Jun 11, 2014

Federal agents searched Quest Charter Academy in Peoria last week as part of an investigation into the company that runs it. The FBI Office in Cleveland as well as the U.S Department of Education and Federal Communications Commission served search warrants to 19 schools as part of the probe into Des Plaines-based Concept Schools.

Closing arguments expected in Derrick Smith trial

Jun 9, 2014

A federal judge says she expects attorneys to make their closing arguments in the bribery trial of an Illinois state representative Monday.