The University of Illinois is reminding football fans that its new smoke-free campus policy applies to tailgaters in Memorial Stadium parking lots. Signs were posted at entrances to all UI parking lots and the stadium in time for today’s season-opener against Youngstown State.
A truck driver was injured after he was hit by a freight train on Route 48 near the Macon/Christian County line.
The man who attacked a Springfield police officer responding to a dropped 911 call has been sentenced to 72 years in prison.
Federal prosecutors have announced bank-related charges against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert.
At least one Illinois lawmaker is asking for an explanation – why is the governor’s Education Secretary being paid from the Human Services budget?