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Jury convicts 1 prison guard in inmate deaths, hung on 2nd

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Jurors on Monday convicted an Illinois Department of Corrections officer for violating the civil rights of an inmate brutally beaten at a western Illinois prison in 2018, but ...

Jury deliberates in Illinois guards' trial in fatal beating

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Federal prosecutors and defense attorneys offered starkly different explanations Friday for the fatal beating of an Illinois prison inmate four years ago in closing arguments ...

Illinois prison guards' trial in fatal inmate beating opens

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Three state prison guards brutalized a 65-year-old handcuffed inmate at a western Illinois lockup four years ago, leading to the man's death and prompting the officers to atte...

Illinois governor to lift mask mandate except for schools

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Wednesday that at the end of the month he will lift the requirement for wearing face coverings in most indoor spaces to slow the spread of COV...

Social workers' field safety remains concern after killing

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials are seeking answers after the killing last week of a state child welfare worker during a home visit — the second such tragedy to occur in less than five yea...

Illinois child welfare worker fatally stabbed during visit

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois child welfare worker was stabbed to death during a home visit in a town south of Springfield, authorities said. Diedre Silas, 36, an investigator...

Director fired after improper law certificate given to donor

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The director of the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board was fired this fall after an investigation found that he improperly issued a law enforcement certific...

Pritzker signs COVID-19 amendment to Illinois conscience law

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday signed into law a change to the Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act that would allow those who refuse the COVID-19 vaccine to potentially...

Illinois Senate OKs repealing abortion parental notification

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Senate voted Tuesday to repeal a law requiring that parents or guardians be notified when girls younger than 18 are seeking an abortion. Buildi...

Boeing to build Navy aircraft at MidAmerica, invest $200M

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Chicago-based aerospace giant Boeing Co. will invest $200 million to begin manufacturing the U.S. Navy's latest unmanned aircraft at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in a project ...

Pritzker: Illinois a 'force for good' by cutting carbon gas

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday signed into law a pledge to eliminate the state's climate-damaging carbon emissions within a quarter-century, including money to keep ...

'Pivotal time:' Museum obtains key 1854 Lincoln letter

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An 1854 letter hinting at Abraham Lincoln's transition from prairie legislator to political powerhouse, donated to the state of Illinois, was unveiled Thursday at the Abraham ...

Illinois justices weigh harshness of 19-year-old's life term

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A state prosecutor told the Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday that a man who was 19 when he participated in a double murder in 1993 shouldn't be able to claim his life sentenc...

Pritzker signs expansive health care access, equity proposal

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation Tuesday to make health care more accessible and equitable, particularly for people of color. The wide-ranging...

Illinois prison guard pleads guilty to inmate beating death

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A state prison guard on Tuesday pleaded guilty to federal felony charges related to the 2018 beating death of an inmate at Western Illinois Correctional Center. ...