Fire officials say a wildfire in LaSalle County is no longer burning. The situation caused road closures Tuesday and prompted warnings for people with breathing difficulties.
Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation requiring all college dorms and residence halls in Illinois to install sprinklers by 2013. The measure toughens past legislation by instituting stricter penalties for colleges that don't comply. Certain extensions may be available through 2014.
A massive mulch fire is causing headaches for travelers and residents in northern Boone County.
Piles of debris remain at a large-manufacturing complex in northern Illinois. The old Westclox factory in Peru sustained damage in a New Year’s Eve fire authorities say was caused by arsonists.