Police promise more West Side patrols as shootings erupt

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say they will increase patrols on the city’s West Side as the Memorial Day weekend has seen an eruption of gun violence.

Man sues Chicago officer accused of punching him in hospital

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man who accuses a police officer of punching him while handcuffed two years ago is suing that officer, the police department and the city.

Inmate charged with murder in Southern Illinois jail death

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) — The only inmate being held with a man who was found dead in a Southern Illinois jail cell has been charged with first-degree murder.

State warns of toxic algae forming on Illinois lakes, rivers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — State officials are warning anyone spending time on Illinois lakes and rivers to watch out for a type of rapidly growing algae that can cause illness and other health problems.

Ex-fire chief gets jail time for stealing from department

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The former chief of a central Illinois volunteer fire department has been sentenced to 180 days in jail for improperly using department funds to put gas in his personal vehicles and for other purchases.

New U of Illinois contract gives non-tenured faculty raises

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A new labor contract between the University of Illinois and faculty members who aren’t on a tenure track provides retroactive merit raises, higher minimum salaries and academic freedom protections.

Medical marijuana advocates cheer Rauner’s about-face

By SARA BURNETT Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Medical marijuana advocates are applauding Gov. Bruce Rauner’s about-face on expanding Illinois’ pilot program, saying it will allow time to show the program is worthwhile and help more patients who

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Royals rally again late to defeat White Sox 5-4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Cheslor Cuthbert drive in the go-ahead run with an infield hit in a three-run eighth inning, and the Kansas City Royals rallied for the third straight game in a 5-4 win over

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Zobrist, Montero homer, Lackey sharp as Cubs sweep Phillies

CHICAGO (AP) — Ben Zobrist hit a three-run homer, John Lackey pitched seven solid innings and the Chicago Cubs completed a sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies with a 7-2 victory Sunday.

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Strasburg improves to 9-0, Nationals down Cardinals 10-2

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg won his 12th consecutive decision dating to last season and Jayson Werth connected for a pinch-hit grand slam to help the Washington Nationals close out the season series against the St. Louis

Florine receives Western Big 6 Honor
Congratulations to Galesburg High School senior Shayli Florine, who on Wednesday...
GHS girls to state track meet
The IHSA girls state track and field meet begins tomorrow in...