Illinois

Illinois Department of Corrections is being sued for supposedly put too many inmates in solitary confinement for too long. (Courtesy of IRN)

Lawsuit: Ill. Prison Inmates Kept in Solitary Confinement for Years for Minor Infractions

The federal civil rights lawsuit claims some Illinois inmates have been kept in near-total isolation for decades.

06/25/2015

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Illinois’s New Weed Businesses Worried About Gun Laws

Medical Marijuana hasn’t been sold legally in Ill., yet, but business owners are worried about being liable for gun incidents at their stores.

06/25/2015

Gregory K. Nelson Photo/Illinois StatePolice

UPDATE: Illinois State Police Accuse Man of Shooting at Trooper

Suspect pulled weapon after trooper noticed bulge in his pants.

06/24/2015

Honey Bees (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Plant Nursery Owner: Honey Bees in Serious Decline

Ed Purcell says where there were thousands, he’s now counted six.

06/24/2015

Michael Anthony Rasmussen (Illinois State Police)

Troy Man Charged with Sexual Assault of a Child

Michael Anthony Rasmussen, 54, was charged by the Madison County prosecutor and is jailed on a $500,000 bond.

06/23/2015

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Illinois House Approves DCEO Privatization Bill

A plan to privatize Illinois’ economic development agency and beef up its responsibilities has cleared the House.

06/23/2015

(Courtesy of the De Soto Police Department)

De Soto Police Search for Missing Man

The De Soto Police Department seeks help in locating a missing man.

06/22/2015

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Ex-husband, Son of Convicted Killer Paula Sims Die in Crash

The ex-husband and son of an Illinois woman convicted in the deaths of her two baby daughters 25 years ago were killed Saturday.

06/22/2015

(Courtesy of the Six Flags Great America official website)

Illinois Park Ride Closed Indefinitely After Being Stuck

A spokeswoman for Six Flags Great America says its Sky Trek Tower ride will remain closed indefinitely after it came to a stop and riders needed to be escorted down a staircase.

06/22/2015

(freeimages.com)

Across U.S., Over 220 Prison Escapees On The Loose

Somewhere out there are an admitted killer who crawled through a Texas prison’s ventilation ducts. A murderer who apparently escaped from an Indiana institution in a garbage truck.

06/19/2015

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