- House defeats 1-month budget; same bill coming from Senate Updated: Jul-01-15 4:57 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A temporary budget to keep Illinois government operating in a new fiscal year has failed in the House, but one is still alive because the Senate OK'd an identical measure.
- AP Source: Bulls reach 5-year, $90M deal with Jimmy Butler Updated: Jul-01-15 4:55 pm
CHICAGO - Jimmy Butler bet on himself and won big.
- Former Illinois treasurer employees sue over firings Updated: Jul-01-15 4:43 pm
CHICAGO - Three former state employees allege in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that then-Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired them in 2014 in retaliation after they offered damaging evidence in a sexual harassment investigation conducted by a law firm into the Illinois Republican.
- Blackhawks agree to 5-year extension with C Anisimov Updated: Jul-01-15 4:36 pm
CHICAGO - The past couple days have been quite a whirlwind for Artem Anisimov. Same for the Chicago Blackhawks.
- Property tax freeze, Chicago pension relief advance Updated: Jul-01-15 3:11 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A bill to freeze property taxes for two years and provide pension relief to Chicago Public Schools has advanced in the Illinois Legislature.
- Chicago mayor to detail $200 million in school district cuts Updated: Jul-01-15 11:58 am
CHICAGO - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected to unveil a comprehensive plan explaining how the nation's third-largest school district will move forward after paying a $634 million pension bill this week that district officials said it couldn't afford.
- Man sought in Chicago slaying arrested in northern Iowa Updated: Jul-01-15 9:05 am
CHARLES CITY, Iowa - A man suspected in a Chicago slaying has been arrested in northern Iowa.
- Chicago's incremental minimum wage increase takes effect Updated: Jul-01-15 4:11 am
CHICAGO - Minimum wage earners in Chicago will see a $1.75 hourly bump.
- Charles, Wiggins lead New York Liberty past Sky 89-81 Updated: Jul-01-15 12:02 am
- Chicago schools make pension payment; 1,400 jobs 'impacted' Updated: Jun-30-15 10:16 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The interim CEO of Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday 1,400 jobs will be "impacted" after Illinois lawmakers failed to provide relief and the financially struggling district had to borrow money to make a $634 million contribution to its teacher pension funds.
- Will County coroner says no foul play found in men's deaths Updated: Jun-30-15 8:32 pm
JOLIET, Illinois - The Will County coroner's office has identified two men found dead in a suburban Chicago home.
- Blackhawks trade Saad to Blue Jackets Updated: Jun-30-15 7:41 pm
CHICAGO - The Chicago Blackhawks said all along that Brandon Saad would be back next season.
- Endangered Mexican gray wolves born at suburban Chicago zoo Updated: Jun-30-15 6:35 pm
BROOKFIELD, Illinois - Officials of a suburban Chicago zoo say the birth of a litter of Mexican gray wolves marks a major milestone in the conservation of an endangered species.
- Review board recommends firing of Chicago police officer Updated: Jun-30-15 4:51 pm
CHICAGO - For the first time in the nearly eight years since it was formed, the Chicago agency that investigates police misconduct has recommended that an officer be fired.
- Blackhawks agree to one-year extension with goalie Leighton Updated: Jun-30-15 4:12 pm
CHICAGO - The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms with veteran goaltender Michael Leighton on a one-year extension through next season.
- Grain higher and livestock mixed Updated: Jun-30-15 3:45 pm
CHICAGO - Grain futures were higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
- Firm gives $10 million to new U of Illinois med school Updated: Jun-30-15 4:09 am
URBANA, Illinois - A Chicago-based financial firm is giving the University of Illinois $10 million to pay for a training center at the school's planned new medical school.
- Clerk at Chicago-based court new president of national body Updated: Jun-30-15 4:08 am
CHICAGO - The clerk for the Chicago-based federal court has been sworn in as president of an influential national clerks association.
- Trump to consider suing after NBC ends business dealings Updated: Jun-29-15 6:27 pm
CHICAGO - Donald Trump says he'll consider suing after NBC announced it's ending its business relationship with the Republican presidential candidate over comments he made about immigrants during his campaign kickoff.
- Chicago Bulls introduce first round pick Bobby Portis Updated: Jun-29-15 5:48 pm
CHICAGO - Growing up, Bobby Portis got accustomed to being the last player picked. So he prided himself on being the one who out-worked everyone else.
- Chicago's archbishop calls for compassion toward gay people Updated: Jun-29-15 5:41 pm
CHICAGO - Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago is calling on Roman Catholics to be compassionate toward gay people following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision last week to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide.
- Amtrak plans major makeover for Chicago's Union Station Updated: Jun-29-15 5:15 pm
CHICAGO - The public hasn't seen them for decades, but Chicago's Union Station has large rooms with 33-foot-high ceilings that were once filled with restaurants, a dance hall and tailor shops during its heyday in the 1940s and '50s.
- Veteran guard Hinrich returning to Chicago Bulls Updated: Jun-29-15 4:30 pm
CHICAGO - The Chicago Bulls say guard Kirk Hinrich has exercised his player option and will return next season.
- Blackhawks agree to terms with D David Rundblad Updated: Jun-29-15 4:25 pm
CHICAGO - The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms with defenseman David Rundblad on a two-year extension through the 2016-17 season.
- Donald Trump scheduled to address City Club Updated: Jun-29-15 12:50 pm
CHICAGO - Donald Trump is making a stop to address the City Club of Chicago.