A gun rights group has filed its first lawsuit against one of the Illinois communities that rushed to pass an assault weapons ban before a state law allowed people to carry concealed weapons in public, and the group strongly hinted Friday that the lawsuit will not be its last.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn faced many challenges in 2013 from pension reform to a primary challenge from Bill Daley, but the governor survived and appears to be in a much stronger position than one year ago.
Illinois State Police Officials issued traffic safety reminders today regarding the new 2014 traffic laws that become effective on January 1, and will most likely have an impact on motorists driving throughout Illinois.
A storm that marched across Illinois was on its way out late Friday, but not before it dumped a foot of snow and more in some areas, had police scrambling to respond to dozens of accidents and forced scores of schools to remain closed.
A concert called Rock to the Rescue was held in Bloomington Wednesday night to raise money for victims of those deadly tornados that hit central Illinois. Illinois bands Styx and REO Speedwagon headlined the event.
A little holiday cheer comes to a central Illinois town destroyed by a tornado, as dozens of volunteers from the Chicago area offered a helping hand to Washington, Illinois residents affected by last week's storm.
The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Illinois and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes on November 17, 2013.
The swearing-in ceremony for Zach Fardon, the new U.S. Attorney for northern Illinois, was held Monday in Chicago. Notable politicians were in attendance Monday such as, senators Mark Kirk, Dick Durbin and Attorney General Eric Holder.
For a few hours Saturday, the residents of tornado ravaged Washington, Illinois had a chance to take their minds off the recovery efforts as the town's high school football team played in a state semifinal game.