CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A jury has convicted a Lake County man in the killings of a woman and two teenage boys found bludgeoned to death in 1998 in a house in northwest Indiana.
James H. Higgason III, 52, of Whiting, found guilty Friday of murder and murder during the commission of a robbery, could face consecutive sentences of 45 to 65 years when he's sentenced June 24.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Bradley Brehmer pitched a complete game four-hitter and eighth-seeded Indiana scored six runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to eliminate fourth-seeded Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament on Friday night.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Joe Stewart went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run and three runs to help Michigan beat Illinois 7-5 Thursday night in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament.
No. 5 seed Michigan (29-25) plays top-seeded Maryland in Friday's quarterfinals.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Chicago, Cook County, and surrounding counties and counties around Peoria are now rated at High Community Level for COVID-19, Illinois health officials said Thursday.
Thirty other counties in the state are now rated at Medium Community Level, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported.
CHICAGO (AP) — Another Illinois resident has been charged in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol after being arrested this week.
Matthew Bokoski, 31, was arrested Wednesday on a criminal complaint filed in U.S.
BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (AP) _ Ulta Beauty Inc. (ULTA) on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $331.4 million.
On a per-share basis, the Bolingbrook, Illinois-based company said it had profit of $6.30.
CHICAGO (AP) — A lawsuit filed Wednesday by three Illinois Republicans argues that the state should not count mail-in ballots that arrive after the date of an election.
The suit was filed in federal court in Chicago on behalf of Rep.
CHICAGO (AP) — A former Democratic leader in the Illinois House was sentenced Wednesday to nearly five years in prison for his role in a bribery scheme.
VINCENNES, Ind. (AP) — A former southern Indiana police chief was arrested Wednesday on charges alleging he took more than $35,000 from an evidence vault.
Former Vincennes Police Chief Dustin Luking, 48, was arrested at a business in his nearby hometown of Lawrenceville, Illinois, and awaits extradition to Knox County to face charges of theft, forgery and official misconduct, Indiana State Police said.
CHICAGO (AP) — One person died and seven others also were injured Tuesday in a pileup crash involving at least seven vehicles on the Tri-State Tollway around Chicago, authorities said.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — An Illinois man has been sentenced to spend more than nine years in prison after he admitted having sexual contact with a child 15 years ago when he was a soldier at Georgia's Fort Stewart.
MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. (AP) — A tornado that produced winds of up to 115 mph (185 kilometers per hour) swept through two southeastern Illinois communities on Thursday, causing damage but no injuries before dissipating in Indiana, the National Weather Service has confirmed.
MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. (AP) — A tornado reportedly touched down in southeastern Illinois, knocking down trees and damaging numerous homes and other buildings, a police chief said Friday.
People told Mount Carmel police they saw a tornado sweep through as a storm cut across the city's south side about 9:30 p.m.
MOLINE, Ill. (AP) _ Deere & Co. (DE) on Friday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $2.1 billion.
On a per-share basis, the Moline, Illinois-based company said it had net income of $6.81.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois fuel retailers argued in a lawsuit filed Thursday that a requirement to post signs alerting consumers about a six-month freeze in the state motor-fuel tax unconstitutionally compels them to promote Gov.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Leaders of a Tennessee abortion clinic calculated driving distances and studied passenger rail routes as they scanned the map for another place to offer services if the U.S. Supreme Court lets states restrict or eliminate abortion rights.
PEKIN, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man faces up to three years in prison after being convicted of illegally giving his son an assault-style rifle he later used to shoot and kill four people in 2018 at a Waffle House in Tennessee.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Archdiocese of Chicago has agreed to pay $1.2 million to a man who alleged that he was sexually abused when he was 12 years old by a defrocked priest who was convicted of sexually abusing several boys, the man's attorney announced on Tuesday.
The day’s first caller begged for help to cross state lines and end her pregnancy. “Please,” the woman from Texas said in her voicemail. “Anything would be greatly appreciated.”
Three states away, in southern Illinois, Alison Dreith heard the plea and ground a toothpick between her teeth.
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Brian Reese is returning to Monmouth University for a second stint as an assistant coach under fellow North Carolina alum King Rice.
The Hawks, who are moving from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference to the Colonial Athletic Association in July, announced the hiring Tuesday.
The Chicago Fire's Gabriel Slonina, an 18-year-old viewed as a goalkeeper of the future for the U.S. national team, was listed on Poland's 39-man roster announced by coach Czesław Michniewicz on Tuesday ahead of four Nations League matches next month.
WOOD DALE, Ill. (AP) _ Power Solutions International Inc. (PSIX) on Monday reported a loss of $2.6 million in its first quarter.
On a per-share basis, the Wood Dale, Illinois-based company said it had a loss of 11 cents.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nucor Corp. is buying an Illinois-based overhead door manufacturer for $3 billion in a deal expected to close in June, the company announced on Monday.
In a news release, the Charlotte-based steel manufacturer said it has entered into an agreement to purchase C.H.I.
PALATINE, Ill. (AP) _ Weber Inc. (WEBR) on Monday reported a loss of $54.5 million in its fiscal second quarter.
The Palatine, Illinois-based company said it had a loss of $1.02 per share. Losses, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 64 cents per share.
CHICAGO (AP) — A beloved, endangered shorebird named Monty the Piping Plover died Friday, a Chicago Park District spokeswoman said.
“It is with great sadness that we confirm the passing of Monty, one of the Montrose Beach Piping Plovers,” said Irene Tostado of the park district.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday signed a law making it easier to pursue those who engage in the rapidly growing crime of organized retail theft.
CHICAGO (AP) — A body found along Chicago's Lake Michigan shoreline in early May has been identified as that of a college student who vanished last month around the time her boyfriend also went missing.
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois man convicted of murder in the 2021 shooting death of a teen he spotted in his car a few days after he reported it stolen has been sentenced to 21 years in prison, prosecutors announced on Thursday.
TAYLORSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A 6-year-old Oklahoma girl died Sunday when an all-terrain vehicle she was a passenger on crashed in central Illinois, also injuring her uncle and another child, authorities said.
CHICAGO (AP) — A predominantly Black college in central Illinois named after Abraham Lincoln and founded the year the former president was assassinated will close this week, months after a cyberattack that compounded enrollment struggles due to the coronavirus pandemic.
KENTLAND, Ind. (AP) — A 36-year-old man has been shot and wounded by officers after escaping from a jail transport van in western Indiana and later firing shots from an apartment he ran into, state police said.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday urged Congress to act — and activists to take to the streets — to ensure abortion remains widely accessible even if the Supreme Court rolls back its 1973 decision in Roe v.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed its first Black woman justice to replace the retiring Justice Rita Garman.
The court has appointed Justice Lisa Holder White, who currently sits on the 4th District Illinois Appellate Court, to fill Garman's vacancy in July.
DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ Surgalign Holdings, Inc. (SRGA) on Tuesday reported earnings of $27,000 in its first quarter.
On a per-share basis, the Deerfield, Illinois-based company said it had net income of less than 1 cent.
ELGIN, Ill. (AP) _ The Middleby Corp. (MIDD) on Tuesday reported first-quarter profit of $85.8 million.
On a per-share basis, the Elgin, Illinois-based company said it had net income of $1.52.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) _ Reynolds Consumer Products Inc. (REYN) on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $52 million.
On a per-share basis, the Lake Forest, Illinois-based company said it had net income of 25 cents.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Supreme Court Justice Rita Garman, who had planned to seek a third 10-year term in November, abruptly tendered her resignation Monday.
The state's longest-serving jurist, appointed to the bench at age 31, said in a statement she will retire on July 7.
PEKIN, Ill. (AP) _ Alto Ingredients, Inc. (ALTO) on Monday reported a first-quarter loss of $2.6 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.
On a per-share basis, the Pekin, Illinois-based company said it had a loss of 4 cents.
CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago is providing $500,000 to increase access to abortion, particularly for poor people and people of color, as the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to end the nationwide right to legal abortion.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) _ Assertio Holdings, Inc. (ASRT) on Monday reported first-quarter net income of $9.1 million.
On a per-share basis, the Lake Forest, Illinois-based company said it had net income of 20 cents.
CHICAGO (AP) — Facial recognition startup Clearview AI has agreed to restrict the use of its massive collection of face images to settle allegations that it collected people's photos without their consent.
CHICAGO (AP) — Abortion rights protesters rallied in cities around the United States on Saturday, vowing to fight to ensure that abortion remains a legal option for women nationwide.
Hundreds gathered in Chicago, Atlanta, Houston and other cities days after a draft U.S.
MOUNT VERNON, Ill. (AP) — Human remains discovered in southern Illinois in March have been identified as those of an Indianapolis woman.
The remains found on March 21 near Mount Vernon in Jefferson County belonged to 20-year-old Keriaye M.
CHICAGO (AP) — American winger Chris Mueller is returning to Major League Soccer after just one-half of a season in Scotland, joining the Chicago Fire on Thursday in a free transfer from Hibernian.
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) _ CDK Global Inc. (CDK) on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $66.1 million.
On a per-share basis, the Hoffman Estates, Illinois-based company said it had profit of 56 cents.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Sluggishness, poor compliance with existing rules and little help from state public health officials crippled the response by Gov. J.B. Pritzker's administration to a November 2020 COVID-19 outbreak at a northern Illinois veterans home that claimed 36 lives, according to a state audit released Thursday.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ Horace Mann Educators Corp. (HMN) on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $14.5 million.
The Springfield, Illinois-based company said it had net income of 35 cents per share.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) _ Fidus Investment Corp. (FDUS) on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $11.7 million.
On a per-share basis, the Evanston, Illinois-based company said it had profit of 48 cents.
MATTOON, Ill. (AP) _ Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. (CNSL) on Thursday reported a loss of $115.7 million in its first quarter.
The Mattoon, Illinois-based company said it had a loss of $1.12 per share.