Illinois becomes latest US state to ban assault weapons

(SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) -- Illinois on Tuesday became the latest U.S. state to ban the sale or possession of semiautomatic weapons.Just hours after the legislation's passage in both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the "Protect Illinois Communities Act" into law... Read More.

Illinois set to become first state to eliminate cash bail

(SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) -- On Jan. 1, Illinois is set to become the first state to completely eliminate cash bail, a closely-watched bid to advance racial justice that has also raised concerns about public safety.State lawmakers last year passed a sweeping overhaul of the criminal... Read More.

Family members, including a 4-year-old, found dead in Illinois home

(BUFFALO GROVE, Ill.) -- Five people, including two children, were found dead in an Illinois home in what police say was a domestic-related incident.Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek identified the victims as 4-year-old Ameila Kislak; 6-year-old Vivian Kisliak; 36-year-old Vera Kisliak; 39-year-old Andre Kisliak;... Read More.