He was denied one because he attended a picnic at a park where blacks weren’t allowed to go to at the time.
The shooting is being investigated by the Illinois State Police.
A photographer died when his wheelchair tipped over into a pond Sunday in Centennial Park.
More than 300 unaccompanied kids from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala that made it to the U.S. border are being housed in facilities in the state.
Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Tuesday adding a nonbinding resolution to the ballot.
Gov. Jay Nixon says children who ended up in Missouri after the recent immigrant surge have not been putting a strain on state resources.
A police officer who tried to save her was hospitalized.
The St. Clair County Board voted in favor of a zoning change that allows for medical marijuana farm “Nature’s Cure” to open in Marissa, just south of Belleville.
Nearly 200 Illinois communities are scrambling to find road salt after last winter’s record frigid temperatures and snowfall depleted supplies.
10 percent of Illinois government employees made more than $100,000 in 2013 up 1,600 from a year earlier.