The spike was expected after cases and hospitalizations began growing in April.
Moving the date, a lack of contested races and a traditionally apathetic midterm voting base are some of the reasons election experts believe turnout was so low for Tuesday’s primary election.
A controversial book’s inclusion on a reading list has fueled outrage among some parents in Barrington Community Unit School District 220.
Access to abortion remains legal in Illinois, which restricts the procedure only after the point of viability -- the time at which a fetus can survive outside the womb.
Three men have been charged with carjacking a woman's vehicle in New Lenox on March 10. The men are suspected of being part of a group of suspects who burglarized car dealerships, police said.
Dewawn Butler, 48, of Joliet, was pronounced deceased after his car crashed into a truck tractor on Interstate 55 in Cook County, Illinois State Police said.
July 1 marks the debut of a new monthly pass that can be used on any Metra, Pace and Chicago Transit Authority train or bus.
A 29-year-old Chicago man is being held in jail without the option of making bail after, officials said, he used a handgun to rob a Hinsdale cellphone store.
A "Wahlk of Fame" ceremony includes hand prints and signatures in curing cement outside restaurant, giving fans of the band a chance to see and greet them.
The investigation of Quincy Evans began when Illinois State Police were notified of a suspicious crate from California that was going to be delivered to a business in Illinois, according to Illinois Attorney General's office.
McHenry County was mostly spared by a thunderstorm that cut through the suburbs Monday evening, resulting in tornado warnings for nearby Kane and Cook counties.
A three-vehicle crash along Algonquin Road near Longmeadow Parkway reduced traffic flow to one lane Monday morning, but caused no injuries, officials said.
"We're holding together" says family as it prepares to bury their daughter, a victim of the Robb Elementary School shooting.
Representatives of the Service Employees Union International Health Care Illinois gathered at the Joint Commission in Oakbrook Terrace on Tuesday to demand accreditation rules include minimum standards for staffing in all areas, including support staff.
The remains of 35 people, all unclaimed, were entombed May 27 in a mausoleum at North Cemetery in St. Charles. It was the fifth such ceremony Kane County Coroner Rob Russell conducted since taking office in 2012.