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Illinois Standardized Tests Getting Shorter, Simpler

Posted: 05/21/2015 - BELLEVILLE, Ill. -- School officials say next year's statewide student assessment exam will have a shorter, simpler format to improve the testing process for students and educators.

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Illinois Unemployment Holds Steady in April at 6 Percent

Posted: 05/21/2015 - CHICAGO -- Illinois' unemployment rate remained at 6 percent in April, as the state's slow economic recovery continued to trail those of neighboring states and more than half the country.

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Illinois Democrats Working on Budget Independent of Governor

Posted: 05/21/2015 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois Democrats in a standoff with Gov. Bruce Rauner and other Republicans say they're working to pass a new state budget independently of the GOP -- while acknowledging the move comes with political risk.

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Drew Peterson's Lawyers Appealing Murder Conviction

Posted: 05/21/2015 - OTTAWA, Ill. -- A state appeals court is hearing arguments from lawyers seeking to overturn the murder conviction of former suburban Chicago police sergeant Drew Peterson in his third wife's 2004 death.

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'Granny Hair' Trend Growing

Posted: 05/20/2015 - While many people try to hide their gray hair, others are going gray on purpose. It’s all part of a growing trend known as “granny hair.”

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