China poultry farm fire
(Wang Haofei/AP)
June 03, 2013

More than 100 Dead in China Poultry Plant Blaze

A fire at a poultry processing plant fire in northeast China on Monday has killed at least 119 people, according to the Jilin province government. The blaze is one of the country's deadliest industrial accidents in recent years.


May 31, 2013

New Will County Airport Advances in Illinois House

After decades of debate over adding a third airport to the Chicago area, the Illinois House of Representatives has passed a measure that will allow for the construction and operation of a new airport to be located in Will County.


Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford
(Sean Powers/WILL)
May 30, 2013

Rutherford to Launch Gubernatorial Bid

After months of rumors, Republican Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford is announcing a run for governor in 2014, with a series of stops scheduled around the state next week.


May 29, 2013

Blackhawks Advance to Conference Finals with 2-1 OT Victory

Brent Seabrook sent a wrist shot past goalie Jimmy Howard's glove 3:35 into overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings in Game 7 of their second-round playoff series on Wednesday night.


The logo of the State Farm Center.
(Wikimedia Commons)
May 29, 2013

U of I Approves Arena Deal with State Farm

University of Illinois trustees have signed off on the deal that will change the name of the Assembly Hall arena in Champaign to the State Farm Center in exchange for $60 million from the company.


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