R. Kelly's life mirrors that of prosecutor who charged him

Now in the fight of his life, R&B star R. Kelly is facing the power of a prosecutor whose life story in some ways mirrors his
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Illinois lawmakers consider raising tobacco-buying age to 21

Illinois legislators are reviving bills that would raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21
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Girl who survived fatal snow fort collapse is released

A girl who survived the collapse of a snow fort in suburban Chicago while another girl died has been released from a hospital
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Girl who survived fatal snow fort collapse goes home

A girl who survived the collapse of a snow fort in suburban Chicago while another girl died has been released from a hospital
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Frigid air, high winds sweep the Northeast; at least 7 dead

Falling temperatures has replaced the weekend's falling snow as bitter cold and gusty winds sweep across the Northeast
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Frigid air, high winds sweep the Northeast; at least 6 dead

Falling temperatures has replaced the weekend's falling snow as bitter cold and gusty winds sweep across the Northeast
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Frigid air, high winds sweet across Northeast; 6 dead

Frigid air and high winds are causing dangerous travel conditions throughout the eastern U.S. after a powerful winter storm pummeled the region over the weekend
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Frigid air, high winds cause dangerous travel conditions

Frigid air and high winds are causing dangerous travel conditions throughout the eastern U.S. after a powerful winter storm pummeled the region over the weekend
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12-year-old girl dies in snow fort collapse outside church

A 12-year-old girl has died after a snow fort collapsed while she was playing outside a church in suburban Chicago
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12-year-old girl dies in Illinois snow fort collapse

A 12-year-old girl has died in suburban Chicago after a snow fort collapsed on her while she was playing outside a church
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Pritzker seeks higher salaries to attract top Cabinet talent

Illinois Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker wants to offer Cabinet members salaries 15 percent higher than current law allows to attract top talent
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Pritzker names GOP lawmaker, others to top state posts

Democratic Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker has named an outgoing Republican state representative and a former Democratic state senator to key positions in his administ
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Rec soccer coach charged in sexual assault of women players

A suburban Chicago recreational soccer coach has been charged in the sexual assault of two women who played for him
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Legionnaire's crisis at heart of damage-award veto override

People who are injured in incidents that are the state government's fault are now eligible for damage awards of as much as $2 million after raucous House debate
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Car crashes into Chicago suburb's new police station

Officials say a car went out of control and crashed into a Chicago suburb's new police station, badly injuring the driver
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Des Plaines spent $60,000 in probe of drunken police party

Des Plaines spent nearly $60,000 to get to the bottom of what happened at drunken golf outing and party that some members of the city's police department attend
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College reaches settlement with ex-football player in hazing

A former member of a Christian college football team has settled his lawsuit against the school and four of five teammates accused of attacking him
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Takeda moving US headquarters from Chicago area to Boston

Japanese drugmaker Takeda says it is closing its U.S. headquarters in suburban Chicago with about 1,000 employees and moving its functions to the Boston area
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EXCHANGE: 2 sheriff's deputies save man from waters

ILLINOIS EXCHANGE: A man who couldn't swim pushed into crowded lake, sheriff's deputies there to save him
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EXCHANGE: Woman helping save monarch butterflies

ILLINOIS EXCHANGE: Woman raising monarch butterflies to help the environment
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Chicago suburb has 1955 Chevy rescue truck for sale

The Batavia Fire Department has a 1955 Chevrolet 3800 panel truck up for sale
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Prosecutor: Shooting of inmate during standoff justified

An investigation has concluded that a police officer was justified in fatally shooting a jail inmate after the inmate took two nurses hostage at a suburban Chic
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EXCHANGE: Teen's charity promotes recycling sports equipment

ILLINOIS EXCHANGE: Naperville teen's charity promotes the recycling of sports equipment across the world
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AP-IL--Illinois Weekend Digest,ADVISORY, IL

AP-IL--Illinois Weekend Digest,ADVISORY, IL
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