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The Peoria County coroner identified the boy as Ravante L. Ward.
The new policy outlined by Chief Bill Clay in a July 7 memo called for officers to wear the Belleville city police patch on both shoulders as they received new uniforms.
William Joseph Jones, Jr., and Roderick Pickett are the victims
The Reverend Corey Brooks has been appointed to a spot on the Illinois Tollway Board.
Attorneys for Nancy Rish, 53, say she was duped into participating in the kidnapping of Stephen Small in an attempt to extort $1 million.
Governor Bruce Rauner has visited two areas devastated by tornadoes late Thursday.
The Illinois Supreme Court has denied a request by state officials to decide the issue of paying government workers during the budget crisis.
There are no serious injuries in Delavan from a tornado.
The ruling authorizes state Comptroller Leslie Munger to continue paying all state workers even though there's been no spending authority approved.
Sen. Mark Kirk is backing off from comments he made accusing President Obama of wanting to "get nukes to Iran."
The South Sangamon Water Commission says a boil order will last through the weekend for portions of Chatham.
Springfield police say a homeowner defending himself injured two people when he shot them during a home invasion.
The Legislative Audit Commission is accepting applications through Aug. 19.
McElroy was elected mayor in 2009 and had been a City Council member since 2003.
But the state also lost 7500 jobs
It may end up having to be changed, but a new contract is in place between the Springfield Park District and its police force.
The effort started as Chatham Elementary School students wanted to know if the state even had an official vegetable, and that turned into a year-round lesson.
A tornado swept through the towns of Kirkwood, Monmouth and Cameron late Thursday.
Rauner says the ePAR process was inefficient.
Youth living in on-campus residential housing will be transitioned into group homes over the next 12 to 18 months, and the on-campus housing will close.