Illinois used $3.7 million from the federal funds awarded to the state in the wake of Hurricane Ike to set up a small business loan program under the NRI.
FBI Director James Comey said in a visit to Springfield that stopping violent crime and public corruption are priorities in the region.
A second Metro East community is entering the sweepstakes to become the home of the region’s medical marijuana farm.
A state senator from the Metro-East thinks more can be done to keep the mentally ill from committing violent crimes with guns and other weapons.
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.