DETROIT (AP) — It's certainly more chills than thrills in the Great Lakes as the summer season unofficially kicks off with the Memorial Day weekend.
ELGIN, Ill. (AP) — Ten suburban Chicago high school students are the first in the area to simultaneously earn their high school diplomas and associate degrees.
SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin-Superior is running the only Great Lakes land-based facility that tests the success of technologies designed to prevent the spread of invasive species through ships' ballast water.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois General Assembly commenced its spring session in January with a bold directive from new Gov. J.B. Pritzker for a balanced budget, legalized marijuana and sports betting, a revamped income tax system, and a multibillion-dollar state construction program.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has awarded $1.8 million in grants to increase Prairie State tourism.
FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — Efforts are underway in Springfield to name a highway overpass in honor of an Illinois trooper killed in a traffic crash.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas authorities on Friday denied withholding a cellphone video of Sandra Bland's confrontational traffic stop, responding to a Democratic legislator's heated questions about why the 39-second clip never publicly surfaced until now.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois State Police say gun dealers can certify federal firearms licenses online to comply with a new state law.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The head of the Army Corps of Engineers has sent Congress a $778 million plan to fortify an Illinois waterway with noisemakers, electric cables and other devices in the hope that they will prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, where the aggressive inva…
BENTONIA, Miss. (AP) — A tanker truck driver was seriously injured in central Mississippi when he was hit by an Amtrak passenger train while trying to cross tracks.
UTICA, Ill. (AP) — State officials say flooding at Starved Rock State Park has forced parking lots to be closed at the popular destination.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign plans to stop offering on-campus MBA classes and instead focus on its fast-growing online MBA coursework.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — State public health officials say they've confirmed Illinois' first mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile virus this season.
CHICAGO (AP) — Decades after American Airlines Flight 191 crashed moments after taking off from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, it remains the deadliest aviation accident in U.S. history.
WASHINGTON (AP) — An autistic man walks out of a store without paying for a toy he picked up. He's followed by a storekeeper demanding he come back inside. The situation quickly escalates, and police are called.
CANTRALL, Ill. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed five tornados in central and western Illinois after a line of strong storms moved across the state.