Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a major overhaul of Illinois' workers compensation system. The governor is scheduled to be in Marion this afternoon to tout the reform he says would help companies large and small save money and be more competitive, while protecting workers injured on the job. Julia Bruck has more on what this means for Illinois workers and businesses.
A Fredericktown man faces drug charges after a Perryville woman turns up dead in a Perryville hotel room.
Testimony is under way in the southern Illinois trial of a former Carbondale police officer accused of robbing a bank in 2008.
Imprisoned former Illinois Gov. George Ryan was with his ailing wife as she was taken off a respirator and died at a northern Illinois hospital yesterday evening. Lura Lynn Ryan died Monday evening. She'd been diagnosed with lung cancer and hospitalized for apparent complications from chemotherapy.
A proposed ballot measure would make it more difficult for state lawmakers to overhaul initiatives that win approval from Missouri voters.
The Southeast Missouri Food Bank announced today they received a $22,500 grant to support a School Based Pantry. The food bank chose to fund the Hayti School District starting in August.
You can now buy firecrackers and fireworks in Kentucky. Laura Wibbenmeyer explains the change in state law. Looking for something to do this Independence Day weekend? Check out our list of events in the Heartland.
For all of you worried about Blago's hair if he is sentenced to prison, worry no more. The hair that inspired a David Letterman Top 10 list and a line of "Bleep'n Golden" shampoo may survive a trip to prison. A federal prison manual says there's no limit on hair length "as long as it is neat and clean," so former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich may be able to keep his famous locks if he's incarcerated.