U of I announces Athletic Hall of Fame class

The University of Illinois is announcing its first Athletic Hall of Fame class that includes legendary football coach and Chicago Bears’ owner George Halas, baseball Hall of Famer Lou Boudreau and Harold “Red” Grange, the football star

State senator’s law firm dealings under scrutiny

A newspaper report says a suburban Chicago legislator works at a law firm that’s been paid $9 million over five years for doing legal work for state agencies, government workers’ pension funds and local governments.  Reports business conducted

Police find nearly 130 explosives at Normal man’s home

Police say they seized nearly 130 explosives from the home of a central Illinois man. McLean County Assistant State’s Attorney Emily Young says police found 128 explosives devices each containing about a half-ounce of dynamite or explosive powder

Off-duty sheriff shot in the leg

An off-duty Cook County Sheriff was shot in the leg on Saturday night and taken to the hospital. Chicago police say the sheriff was in good condition. Two offenders are being sought in the incident. No other