Illinois has a record number of American Bald Eagles residing in the state. The Audubon Society says nearly 6,000 of the birds were counted between January 1st and 15th. More than 90 percent of them were along the Mississippi River. It’s believed a larger number of them migrated to Illinois because of the extreme cold in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin. The highest count previously was a little over 4,000 in 2008. Only 2,324 bald eagles were counted last year.
A federal judge has threatened to hold former THR and Associates boss Jeff Parsons in criminal contempt of court if he doesn't provide the documents needed to proceed with his case.
Expect a big police presence this Labor Day weekend.
Police are looking for help figuring out who robbed Papa Murphy's late last week.
Lawyers representing 55 Illinois Department of Transportation workers laid off last week say the employees should be able to continue working for the agency
Oberweis wants seven debates before Nov. 4.