Author: Associated Press

The Associated Press delivers in-depth coverage on today's Big Story including top stories, international, politics, lifestyle, business, entertainment, and more.

Asian carp
Illinois mulling options to Asian carp issue in Lake Decatur

DECATUR (AP) — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is considering options to deal with thousands.

Tropical Storm Barry
Barry strengthens to hurricane; storm surge feared

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Carrying “off the chart” amounts of moisture, sprawling Barry strengthened into a.

Illinois state construction
Illinois governor signs $45 billion state construction bill

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday signed into law a plan.

snowplows Illinois
Snowplows used to clear mud from southern Illinois roads

BELLEVILLE (AP) — Crews cleaning up southern Illinois roads that have been submerged for weeks.

Illinois
Suspect in Illinois deputy’s death arrested after barricade

AVON, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Police have identified a suspect being held in the.

Mike Pompeo Afghanistan
US military: two service members killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. military said two of its service members were killed.

Illinois animal hospital
Illinois animal hospital gives pet owners a place to grieve

DECATUR (AP) — An animal hospital in central Illinois recently gave bereaved pet owners an.

Abraham Lincoln Springfield
31-foot Lincoln statue to make Springfield debut this week

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A 31-foot tall statue of Abraham Lincoln will make its debut this.

XFL ESPN Fox Sports Vince McMahon
XFL reaches multiyear agreement with Fox, Disney’s ESPN

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The XFL reached multiyear agreements with ESPN and Fox Sports on.

JB Pritzker
FEDERAL CORRUPTION PROBE: Illinois Gov. Pritzker ‘not concerned’ about report

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Wednesday he has “no concerns at.