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  A plan to offer $100 million in tax dollars to lure Barack Obama’s presidential library to Illinois is on the shelf, with lawmakers prepared to wrap up their spring session without advancing the idea.

Illinois shelving $100 million gift to Obama library

Updated: 5/30/2014 09:13 PM

  A Chicago public school teacher was fatally shot at her second job at a real estate office in what police say was an exchange of gunfire between two groups of gang members.

Chicago teacher killed in gang crossfire

Updated: 5/30/2014 08:30 PM

  The Illinois House has adjourned without taking up new proposed eavesdropping rules approved by the Senate earlier in the day.

No House vote on new eavesdropping rules

Updated: 5/30/2014 08:40 PM

  BARABOO, Wis. — The principal at Baraboo High School has been suspended for two days without pay after he allowed a group of seniors to enter the school unsupervised.

Baraboo principal suspended for senior prank

Updated: 5/30/2014 07:26 PM

  An ex-Marine on Friday was sentenced to death for the 2009 murder of a sailor at a barracks in northern Virginia. The sentencing of Jorge Torrez, 25, of Zion was a formality. A jury last month decided unanimously to impose the death penalty.

Suspect in Zion murders sentenced to death in Virginia

Updated: 5/30/2014 07:24 PM

  Gov. Pat Quinn wanted to extend the state’s income tax increase to avoid budget cuts, including layoffs. However, lawmakers sent him a spending plan on Friday that Democrats acknowledge puts off tough decisions about whether to slash spending...

Quinn says lawmakers didn’t ‘get the job done’

Updated: 5/30/2014 06:57 PM

  A Woodstock man was charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery for spraying a female acquaintance with an accelerant and set her afire, authorities said.

Woodstock man charged with setting woman afire

Updated: 5/30/2014 06:54 PM

  A downtown Elgin bar owner said he had a productive meeting Friday with Elgin police regarding a chronic nuisance complaint, two days after a petition prompted him to reopen his establishment.

Gasthaus reopens, owner meets with Elgin police

Updated: 5/30/2014 06:37 PM

  A 40-year-old man was arrested Wednesday and charged with possession of nearly 12 pounds of cocaine and 23 pounds of marijuana. Martin Reyes-Hernandez, of Gilberts, was being held on $900,000 bail, and must prove bond money is legitimate if he is...

Gilberts man caught with 15 pounds of coke, 23 pounds of pot

Updated: 5/30/2014 05:09 PM

  Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner says the spending plan approved by state lawmakers is a “phony budget.”

Rauner blasts state lawmakers’ budget

Updated: 5/30/2014 06:53 PM

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