If you suffer from cabin fever during cold weather, WNIJ offers something that's good for what ails you. We have invited four writers to be part of our Winter Book Series, which airs Wednesdays in December during Morning Edition. This is the second time this year we have introduced you to authors from northern Illinois. (You might remember our Summer Book Series from last June.)
Illinois State Police say a trooper has died after being struck on an Illinois freeway. While conducting a traffic stop Monday just after 9 a.m., Trooper Kyle Deatherage was killed when he was struck by a truck-tractor semi on I-55 at milepost 62.
Cook County State’s attorney Anita Alvarez says she’s disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a petition she filed on citizens recording police officers. An appeals court decision earlier this year found Illinois’ Eavesdropping statute unconstitutional.
It's called veto session because it's when the General Assembly's supposed to consider legislation the governor rejected or changed. Theoretically, at least. Legislators WILL deal with measures nixed by Governor Pat Quinn - including statewide regulation of plastic bags, and a plan to let cancer treatment centers reject job applicants who smoke.