CLEVELAND âThe police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun fired within 1Â½ to 2 seconds of pulling up in his cruiser, police said Wednesday. During those few moments, he ordered the youngster three times to put up his hands, they said.
WASHINGTON â In a fresh confrontation with Republicans, the Obama administration on Wednesday proposed stricter emissions limits on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness. The move fulfilled a long-delayed campaign promise by President Barack Obama but left environmental and public health groups wanting more.
MINEOLA, N.Y. â A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested Washington-to-Boston corridor.
ROCK ISLAND â The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved plans to build an electricity line designed to bring wind energy from Iowa to the state.
CHICAGO â Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed official notice that the state will appeal a ruling that Illinois' landmark pension overhaul is unconstitutional.
SOUTH ELGIN â A California-based fresh food manufacturer is expanding in the Chicago suburbs.
WASHINGTON â Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.
SPRINGFIELD â Illinois hunters have killed nearly 52,000 deer during the first weekend of the state's firearm hunting season.
NEW YORK â Deere's fourth-quarter results were stronger than Wall Street expected but it says its farm equipment sales and profits will keep falling in its new fiscal year as the sector remains weak.
CHICAGO â A man wrongfully convicted and imprisoned in the 1991 murder of a suburban Chicago girl can take the final steps toward cleaning up his record under a clemency petition Gov. Pat Quinn granted Wednesday.
CHICAGO â Illinois regulators have disciplined a doctor who they say misled potential patients by offering preapproval for medical marijuana through a Chicago company called Good Intentions â a business thatâs carrying on its work with patients and plans to have a float in the cityâs Thanksgiving parade.
FERGUSON, Mo. â Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when officer Darren Wilson finished him off. Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy or admitted they did not see the shooting at all.
HUNTLEY â Darcy Bauer checked off one item on her bucket list Wednesday.
The 32th annual Turkey Testicle Festival Wednesday at the Parkside Pub in Huntley.
VOLO âÂ A Wisconsin man has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence and reckless homicide in the Tuesday crash on Route 120 that killed a Lindenhurst man.
School district has accrued over $200,000 in potential fines over violations