Updated: 05/25/2005 - Violence occurred in a neighborhood where it is not typically a problem.
Updated: 05/24/2005 - Illinois lawmakers Tuesday rejected a proposed ban on assault weapons and .50 caliber rifles. The vote came amid heavy lobbying by both sides of the issue.
Updated: 05/24/2005 - Illinois lawmakers say a huge increase in air travel under Gov. Rod Blagojevich is evidence his decision to live in Chicago costs too much.
Updated: 05/24/2005 - U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says the compromise reached by a bipartisan group of senators that avoids a showdown over Senate filibuster rules is cause for both Democrats and Republicans to celebrate.
Updated: 05/24/2005 - It's a problem in at least two other states, but Illinois officials say they've found no evidence that state Medicaid money is buying Viagra for sex offenders here.
Updated: 05/24/2005 - Teachers' contract settled.
Updated: 05/23/2005 - A Rock County jailer fired after he was accused of looking at Internet porn at work could be back on the job next week.
Updated: 05/23/2005 - U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says Democrats need two more Republican senators to join their side in fighting against ending the judicial filibuster.
Updated: 05/23/2005 - Officials with the Environmental Protection Agency plan to return to the LaSalle County community of Naplate to test more homes for arsenic contamination.
Updated: 05/23/2005 - Chicago fire officials say seven people were taken to hospitals Monday morning after a building partially collapsed on the city's West Side.
Posted: 05/23/2005 - A motorcyclist is in critical condition after colliding with a car late Sunday night.
Updated: 05/23/2005 - A Beloit restaurant manager has filed a federal lawsuit against his former employer, alleging he was fired because of his military duties.
Updated: 05/23/2005 - The 497th Transportation Company stopped at the Greater Rockford Airport for a refueling Sunday, an emotional homecoming for one stateline soldier.
Updated: 05/23/2005 - Time is running out for Illinois legislators.
Updated: 05/23/2005 - Residents want to make sure the trouble makers have left their neighborhood for good.
Updated: 05/23/2005 - A Beloit man is hiding out from police after a shooting.
Updated: 05/22/2005 - An innocent slumber party turns into a night of terror and sorrow.
Updated: 05/22/2005 - Soldiers stationed around the globe will be able to see how the small town of Winnebago is honoring their service.
Updated: 05/21/2005 - Residents now say the fear of grocery shopping at a West State Street store is gone.
Updated: 05/20/2005 - After drinking before school started, two teenagers were charged Thursday with underage drinking at Oregon High School.
Updated: 05/20/2005 - The Byron School District hires an Illinois native to be its new leader.