May 20, 2013 ( EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill.) - Funeral services are pending for a 1-year-old girl who East St. Louis police say was run over by a car after a boy sitting in the vehicle started the engine and put it into gear.
May 18, 2013 (CHICAGO) - Illinois now has tougher penalties for those who use social media to organize violent "flash mobs" like those that have occurred on Chicago's Michigan Avenue and in other tourist areas.
May 17, 2013 (SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn must decide if he will sign a measure allowing the use of marijuana for medical purposes after the state Senate approved legislation on Friday.
May 14, 2013 ( CAHOKIA, Ill.) - A teacher's aide is charged with aggravated sexual abuse and the sexual transmission of HIV in connection with the alleged molestation of several boys at Cahokia High School.
May 14, 2013 (SWANSEA, Ill.) - Authorities say a carnival truck driver whose convoy was stopped on a southwestern Illinois highway was killed when an Illinois State Police sport utility vehicle struck him.
May 13, 2013 (CHICAGO) - Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon said she is in favor of a bill allowing the medical use of marijuana, explaining Sunday that testimony from seriously ill veterans and other patients helped change her mind.
May 13, 2013 (SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) - Tea party units around the state want a major investigation to see if the President or his White House staff had anything to do with the Internal Revenue Service's scrutiny of tea party not-for-profit applications.