Democratic Illinois governor, Chicago mayor booed at White Sox home opener

Democratic Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot got a nasty reception from fans Thursday when they appeared for the Chicago White Sox’s home opener at Guaranteed Rate Field.…

Illinois’ Pritzker signs firefighter pension bill that Lightfoot slams as ‘backroom’ deal

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a Chicago firefighter pension bill into law this week that both Democratic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Republicans in the state have called a “fiscally irresponsible”…

Coronavirus outbreak at Illinois bar infects dozens, CDC report finds

A coronavirus outbreak at a rural bar in Illinois resulted in at least 46 infections, hospitalized a long-term care resident and likely spurred the temporary closure of a 650-student school,…

Illinois Dem governor commutes sentence of convicted double murder defendant: reports

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker granted a sentence commutation Thursday to a 57-year-old inmate who has served nearly three decades behind bars following his conviction in a 1990 Chicago double murder…

Supermarket employee in Illinois saves baby in runaway shopping cart

Attention shoppers: There’s a hero in aisle 6. A supermarket employee in Illinois is being hailed a hero after sprinting across the store’s parking lot to save a baby who…

Illinois investigating racist post directed at Kofi Cockburn after Loyola Chicago loss: ‘I blame his parents’

Illinois star center Kofi Cockburn took to social media Sunday to reveal racist comments directed at him after the top-seeded Fighting Illini were defeated by Loyola Chicago in another stunning upset…

Evanston, Illinois first in US to pay reparations to Black residents

The City Council in Evanston, Ill., voted 8-1 late Monday in favor of making reparations available to Black residents for past discrimination and the lingering effects of slavery,, which could be the first…

Michael Jordan’s Bulls-era Illinois mansion still can’t find buyer in 9 years

Barstool Sports president and founder Dave Portnoy responds to NBA superstar Michael Jordan getting an equity stake in DraftKings, saying Jordan is a ‘notorious gambler’ and he doesn’t know how…

Loyola Chicago stuns No. 1 seed Illinois in 2nd round of NCAA Tournament

Cameron Krutwig finished with a team-high 19 points to go along with 12 rebounds, five assists, and three steals for eighth-seeded Loyola Chicago in their incredible 71-58 upset victory over…

Top-seeded Illinois cruises past Drexel 78-49 to open NCAAs

Kofi Cockburn muscled his way to 18 points and Illinois cruised past 16th-seeded Drexel 78-49 Friday in the Illini’s first NCAA Tournament game as a No. 1 seed in 16…