Illinois

The community for anyone interested in the beautiful State of Illinois.

Current Topics

Join our Illinois community, ask questions, share your experiences and discover new things about the state.

SubjectStarted By

Latest News & Blogs

A selection of the latest Illinois news and blog posts.

PODCAST: Oskee Talk 73 - A Change is Gonna Come We finish out the episode with some post-game interviews with Matt Robinson, Donny Navarro, Josh Imatorbhebhe, and Jake Hansen. Here's the rundown:. 0:31 - Michigan recap. 8:51 - Basketball press conference. 11:21 - Donny Navarro interview. 17:03 - Matt Robinson interview.

Extensive’ Metra delays expected after freight train hits person in Mayfair Trains on the Milwaukee District North and Union Pacific Northwest lines could experience "extensive delays" in both directions. Chicago police and fire officials did not immediately provide details about the person hit.

Melrose Park eagle, Montrose Horseshoe folly, delightful puffballs, sandhill cranes: Notes, Chicago outdoors Melrose Park eagle, Montrose Horseshoe folly, delightful puffballs and sandhill cranes are in notes on Chicago outdoors.

Nursing assistant helps care for victims of Chicago violence: 'My patients are definitely the best part of my job' Clarise Evans sees the impact of Chicago’s gun violence on a daily basis. She’s now pushing for higher wages at her hospital.

House 'flip' a first for District 214 student builders Northwest Suburban High School District 214 students just finished their first house "flip" in the 34-year history of district's Practical Architectural Construction program. Previous home builds have involved new construction.

Illinois manufacturing month focuses on developing workforce A recent report from the manufacturing group Generation T said more than 3 million skilled trade jobs will be open by 2028. One big concern is trying to attract more workers as more baby boomers continue to retire.

Dear Abby: After several strikeouts, student seeks advice on nailing job interviews More confidence would help the shy college freshman.

Man stabbed multiple times on River North sidewalk In the 400 block of North State Street when a male suspect walked up and stabbed him multiple times, according to Chicago police. He walked to the first block of West Hubbard Street, where he called for help, police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition with stab wounds to the chest and abdomen.

Southbound I-57 closed after person hit, killed by vehicle in Posen The person was struck about 2:35 a.m. north of 147th Street, Illinois State police said. Details about the fatality weren't immediately available. All southbound lanes were shut down, and traffic is being diverted at 127th Street as police investigate, state police said.

Music, workshops and more at 3rd annual Wander Down Music Festiv - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois The third annual Wander Down Music Festival is filled with activities for adults and children. This music festival incorporates blue grass and folk music with outdoor workshops and craft activities. The event kicks-off on Friday October 18th at 4 p.m.

7 killed, 21 wounded in weekend shootings Seven people were killed and 21 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago so far this weekend, including five people killed by a neighbor in a Dunning condominium complex on the Northwest Side. The shooting rampage began about 5:30 p.m.

Robber beat, kicked man in Loop: police The man was hit in the head and kicked during the robbery about 10:40 p.m. in the 200 block of West Adams Street, according to Chicago police. The male suspect ran away with the his backpack. The victim was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

Man hit in face, robbed on Red Line train in Lincoln Park He was riding a train at 12:53 a.m. near the Fullerton station, 943 W. Fullerton Ave., when a male suspect hit him in the face and took his cellphone, according to Chicago police. The suspect got off the train at the station and ran away. The victim refused medical treatment for his injuries, according to police.

Boy, 3, shot in head in Back of the Yards The child was sitting in a parked vehicle with his mother and two other children about 11:40 p.m. in the 5200 block of South Peoria Street when three males walked up and started shooting, according to Chicago police. The boy was shot in the head, police said.

Japan looks for missing after typhoon, warned of mudslides Rescue crew are digging through mudslides and searching near flooded rivers for missing people after a typhoon caused serious damage in central and northern Japan, leaving as many as 35 people dead.

Chicago AccuWeather: Bright sunshine, chilly Monday And WorldI-TeamPoliticsEntertainmentConsumer and BusinessHealth About ABC7 ChicagoABC7 Newsteam BiosChicago ProudTV ListingsABC7 Jobs - InternshipsContests, Promotions and Rules ABC7 LIVE NewscastsWindy City LiveNewsviewsABC7 Specials190 NorthLive Well Network Chicago and Suburban Cook Co.North SuburbsWest SuburbsSouth SuburbsNW Indiana U.S.

Crystal Lake community holds memorial walk to honor AJ Freund's birthday - The Crystal Lake community gathered Sunday in remembrance of the late Andrew "AJ" Freund's sixth birthday. The community held a memorial walk and celebration. It all began Sunday afternoon with a moment of silence, followed by a 3-mile walk on the city's sidewalks.

Hawaii family earns Guinness World Records honor for growing massive 6-pound avocado The Pokini family grew the avocado in about 10 months and said they had no idea it would turn out to weigh exactly 5.6 pounds. The average avocado weighs about 6 ounces, according to Guinness officials. The family's avocado tree is more than 10 years old and 20 feet tall.

The Latest: Syrian Kurds ally with Damascus in major shift The latest on Turkey's offensive in Syria :. Syrian Kurdish officials say they will work with the country's central government in Damascus to fend off Turkey's offensive against Kurdish fighters. In a major shift of alliance, Kurdish-led forces are to deploy side by side with government troops along the northern Syrian border.

Couples navigate obstacle course for money and beer at North American Wife Carrying Championships The obstacle course has men carrying their wives over logs and through mud pits. A couple from Delawre won, finishing the course in just under a minute.

Canines dress up in costumes for Halloween parade in north suburban Glencoe The puppy parade was held at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe. Dogs were dressed up as super heroes, dragons and even popcorn.

California becomes first state in nation to mandate later start times at most public schools The new law prohibits middle schools from starting before 8 a.m. and high schools from starting before 8:30 a.m. It's based on studies that show teens are healthier and perform better when school starts later.

Horoscope for Monday, Oct. 14 2019 Avoid shopping or making important decisions until noon Chicago time. After that, the moon moves from Aries into Taurus. Sometimes Mondays are eager, upbeat, "let's get going" days. But sometimes they're not because it's hard to get going.

7 Dead, at Least 19 Wounded in Shootings Across Chicago Seven people are dead and at least 19 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago this weekend. On Saturday evening, five people were killed in a shooting at an apartment complex in Chicago's Dunning neighborhood, according to police.

More to Explore

Anyone living in or interested about the State of Illinois will enjoy our forums, news, blogs, podcasts and more!

Illinois Podcasts

Listen to some great podcasts including tips and advice when living in or visiting Illinois.

Read the latest news and blogs

The place for all the latest that's going on in Illinois from the best bloggers and websites.

Join our Illinois Community

Join our Illinois community, ask questions, share your experiences and discover new things about the state.