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CHICAGO — The Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a voter referendum seeking to change the system Illinois uses to draw political boundaries is unconstitutional, making it ineligible to appear on the November ballot. The 4-3 decision, which affirmed a Cook County circuit court judge's ruling, said the measure that would give the power to draw legislative maps to an independent commission instead of lawmakers didn't meet constitutional muster. A county judge rejected a...

Posted at 1:30 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge on Thursday declared a suburban Chicago terrorism suspect mentally unfit to stand trial on charges he placed what he believed to be a bomb outside a bar, concluding that he sincerely believes his rantings that...

Posted at 10:00 AM

The following stories are among today's top news of central Illinois.

Updated Aug 24, 2016 at 8:11 PM

ROCKFORD — Rockford-area residents treated daily in the triage program at the Rosecrance Mulberry Center suffer from such things as depression, psychotic episodes, extreme paranoia and debilitating anxiety. Some...

Posted Aug 24, 2016 at 12:45 PM

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Crop experts say the recent heat and humidity that has hit Illinois is ideal for the state's soybean and corn crops. Nikki Keltner is a program coordinator for the University of Illinois Extension, which covers...

Posted Aug 24, 2016 at 11:30 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration says a pending move by Illinois' largest public-pension fund could increase the state's required payment by hundreds of millions of dollars. It says that would have a "devastating...

Posted Aug 24, 2016 at 10:00 AM

The following stories are among today's top news of central Illinois.

Updated Aug 24, 2016 at 9:17 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — New statistics show the Illinois' graduating seniors this year had a slight increase in their ACT scores. The Illinois State Board of Education said Wednesday that Illinois high school seniors earned a score...

Posted Aug 23, 2016 at 6:00 PM

SPRINGFIELD — A 17-year-old girl has been charged in juvenile court in connection with a stabbing at the Illinois State Fair Saturday evening. Illinois State Police said a 16-year-old girl was stabbed by another teen inside the...

Updated Aug 23, 2016 at 2:07 PM

State grant to fund variety of improvements

Updated Aug 23, 2016 at 1:50 PM

The following stories are among today's top news of central Illinois.

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