A look at the notable people and celebrities we have lost this year.
There could be extended coverage of Sangamon County's court system coming to a radio or television near you.
One local lawmaker says it's not the same Governor Bruce Rauner talking about the budget now as it was a few months ago.
Aretha Franklin's spokesman says the Queen of Soul is grateful to the state of Illinois for its help when her tour bus broke down on the way to Chicago.
Former U.S. Congressman Mel Reynolds has failed to appear at a scheduled arraignment to enter a plea on federal tax charges.
Authorities say an Iowa inmate later caught in Henry County, Illinois managed to escape from one of the state's most secure cells by sneaking through the building's piping and onto the roof.