April 9, 2014 (SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) - An effort to tax Illinois millionaires is on hold after the state's powerful House speaker couldn't get enough votes to push his plan through the Democratic-controlled Legislature.
April 8, 2014 (EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill.) - A Missouri man has been ordered to spend four years and four months in federal prison for robbing a southern Illinois bank while clad in a wig, polka dot dress and sunglasses.
April 6, 2014 (CHESTER, Ill.) - A state prison spokesman says the lockdown of Illinois' largest maximum security prison will continue "for days" after a cache of crude weapons and homemade alcohol was found there.
April 3, 2014 (CHAMPAIGN, Ill.) - U.S. Army Sgt. Timothy Owens, was killed Wednesday in the attack at Fort Hood. He was one of four soldiers - including the gunman - killed. An additional 16 were wounded.