Financial News: Illinois Department of Employment Security reports state’s unemployment rate up slightly in March

Chicago, IL (STL.News) – Illinois’ unemployment rate is up slightly.  That’s according to the Illinois Department of…

Business News: Ameren Illinois files for rate decrease

COLLINSVILLE, IL (STL.News) – Ameren Illinois residential customers will pay less for electric delivery service next…

Midwest Flooding News: Illinois State Issues Health and Safety Tips as Residents Return Home from Recent Floods

SPRINGFIELD, IL (STL.News)  – After historic flooding in Winnebago and Stephenson counties forced hundreds of people…

Allred: Tape appears to show R. Kelly sexually abusing girls

NEW YORK (AP)  — A man who said he was cleaning out an old videotape collection…

R. Kelly: ‘We’re going to straighten all this stuff out’

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly walked out of a Chicago jail on Saturday, shortly after…

For Jussie Smollett, 1 story equals 16 felony counts

CHICAGO (AP) — A grand jury’s 16-count indictment announced Friday against Jussie Smollett might be the result…

R. Kelly released from jail after payment made

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly walked out of a Chicago jail on Saturday, shortly…

Smollett indicted on 16 counts stemming from reported attack

CHICAGO (AP)  — A grand jury in Chicago indicted “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett on 16 felony…

Chicago police looking for source of leaks in Smollett case

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say they are conducting an internal investigation to determine the source…

The Latest: Man charged with murder in deputy’s shooting

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at an Illinois hotel (all times local):…

After making millions, R. Kelly could be left with nothing

CHICAGO (AP)  — R. Kelly grew up in a public housing project in one of Chicago’s…

Man in crashed car suspected of shooting Illinois deputy

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A man suspected of shooting a sheriff’s deputy and a woman Thursday at…

The Latest: Prosecutors to drop case against ex-Rep. Schock

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the case against ex-Rep. Aaron Schock (all times local): 10:30…

March roars in like a lion with rain, snow, bitter cold

CHICAGO (AP) — A winter storm is making its way across much of the U.S., bringing…

Contrasts abound for 2 black women in Chicago mayoral runoff

CHICAGO (AP) — A political outsider who campaigned on reforming Chicago’s police department after a white…

R. Kelly insiders may have helped R&B star with sexual abuse

CHICAGO (AP) — After R. Kelly met a girl celebrating her 16th birthday at a restaurant,…

R. Kelly insiders may have helped R&B star with sexual abuse

CHICAGO (AP) — After R. Kelly met a girl celebrating her 16th birthday at a restaurant,…

Federal prosecutor advances to runoff for Chicago mayor

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal prosecutor running as an outsider advanced Tuesday to a runoff for…

Daley dynasty back on Chicago ballot in crowded mayoral race

CHICAGO (AP) — The son and brother of Daleys who each ruled Chicago for two decades…

Chicago voters head to polls to pick Rahm Emanuel successor

CHICAGO (AP) — Voters are getting a chance to pick Chicago’s next mayor from a field…

Chicago News: Chicago Mayor Emanuel and Chicago Police Department Announce 95 New Officers Hitting City Streets

CHICAGO, IL (STL.News) Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Police Department (CPD) today announced the…

The Latest: Suburban Chicago woman posts R. Kelly’s bail

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sexual abuse case against R&B singer R. Kelly (all…

R. Kelly leaves jail after posting $100K in sex abuse case

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly walked out of a Chicago jail Monday after posting $100,000 bail…

The Latest: R. Kelly to appear in court in sex abuse case

(AP) — The Latest on the sexual abuse case against R&B singer R. Kelly (all times…

Lawyer: Arrangements being made to pay R. Kelly’s $100K bail

(AP) — R. Kelly, one of the best-selling music artists of all time, remained jailed over…

CHICAGO | The Latest: Lawyer: R. Kelly to stay jailed 1 or 2 more days

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sexual abuse case against R&B singer R. Kelly (all…

CHICAGO | R. Kelly still jailed in lieu of bond payment

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly, one of the best-selling music artists of all time, remained jailed…

‘Empire’ star Terrence Howard’s supports Smollett with post

Actor Terrence Howard, who plays the father of Jussie Smollett‘s character on “Empire,” has expressed support…

CHICAGO | The Latest: R. Kelly still jailed pending payment of $100K

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sexual abuse case against R&B singer R. Kelly (all…

Mariners’ Hernandez gets off to shaky spring start

Felix Hernandez says he’s all set for a bounce-back season. Now pitching entirely from the stretch,…