(SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) -- A COVID-19 outbreak at a summer camp in Illinois is a reminder that young people are taking a risk by not getting vaccinated, health officials say. Eighty-five teens and adult staff at a youth summer camp in central Illinois tested positive for... Read More.
(CHICAGO) -- Anti-Asian hate incidents continue to rise across the country, one legislator seeks to combat racism with a new law requiring Asian American studies in public schools Illinois state Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz said she wants to fight "ignorance" with the Teaching Equitable Asian-American History... Read More.
(NAPERVILLE, Ill.) -- Nearly 50 years after a 15-year-old girl was stabbed to death in suburban Chicago, genetic genealogy has led to an arrest in the case. Barry Lee Whelpley, 76, was arrested on Wednesday for the July 1972 murder of 15-year-old Julie Ann Hanson... Read More.
(KENOSHA, Wis.) -- Kyle Rittenhouse, the Illinois man accused of killing two people during protests decrying the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin last summer, made his first in-person court appearance Friday. There was increased security for the 18-year-old’s brief, final pre-trial hearing. It... Read More.
BY: IVAN PEREIRA AND SONY SALZMAN, ABC NEWS (CHICAGO) — An indoor opening event at a bar in rural Illinois in February led to 46 COVID-19 infections, one school closure and a hospitalization of a resident of a long-term care facility, according to... Read More.
BY: ADIA ROBINSON, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) — Illinois Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger called for President Donald Trump to resign on ABC's "This Week" Sunday, while in a separate interview Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that impeachment should "absolutely" be scheduled and that it should... Read More.
By: IVAN PEREIRA and MATT SEYLER, ABC News (ROCKFORD, Ill.) -- The Army Green Beret accused of killing three people and wounding three others during a shooting at an Illinois bowling alley this weekend was ordered to be remanded to jail.
By IVAN PEREIRA, JAMIE ARANOFF and MATT SEYLER, ABC News(ROCKFORD, Ill.) -- Police arrested and charged an Army Green Beret with murder and other charges in connection with the shooting that took place Saturday night in a bowling alley in... Read More.
By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(CHICAGO) -- A COVID-19 outbreak in an Illinois veterans home has infected nearly 200 people and taken the lives of 23 residents so far, officials said.On Nov. 1, the Illinois Veterans Home at LaSalle... Read More.
By ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Illinois reported a record number of new coronavirus cases on Thursday, with 9,935 new infections in a single day, according to state officials.Key metrics, including rising cases, hospitalizations and deaths in... Read More.
By MEREDITH DELISO and WILL GRETSKY, ABC News(WAKEGAN, Ill.) -- A police officer involved in a fatal shooting in Waukegan, Illinois, did not turn his body-worn camera on until after the deadly confrontation with an unarmed Black couple, footage released... Read More.
BY: MARK OSBORNE AND BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC NEWS(CHICAGO) -- The police officer who opened fire on an unarmed Black couple in Illinois, killing a 19-year-old and seriously injuring his girlfriend, has been fired.The Waukegan, Illinois, officer, who has... Read More.