Rauner Berates Trump's Years-Old Comments On Women

Oct 10, 2016
Carl Nelson / WNIJ

Rauner has repeatedly been asked about the presidential campaign and why he wouldn’t talk about it -- despite being the state’s top Republican.

He’s said virtually nothing about the race or his party’s nominee.

Speaking to Chicago reporters Monday, Rauner did have something to say in response to the Access Hollywood tape in which Trump talks about kissing and groping women.

"The rhetoric, the language, the statements in that tape that’s recently come out: disgusting, appalling, outrageous," Rauner said. "Beyond any reasonable bounds of decency.

WNIJ's Gas Price Monday: October 10, 2016

Oct 10, 2016
Susan Stephens

The cost of gas is over $2 per gallon across the state.

According to AAA, a gallon of regular gas in the Rockford area costs $2.22 on average. That’s six cents more than last week, but about 24 cents less than last year.

Chicago prices are at $2.48 per gallon. That's five cents more than last week, but about 27 cents cheaper than a year ago.

The state average is $2.34 per gallon. That’s six cents more than last week, but 24 cents less than it was last year.

Same-Day Voter Registration Will Be Allowed In Illinois

Oct 7, 2016
League of Women Voters

Same-day voter registration will be allowed in Illinois this election because an appeals court ruled that a challenge to the law won't be resolved until after Nov. 8.

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Friday it would not expedite the case. This week the court issued a ruling temporarily canceling a lower-court ruling that would've blocked the law because a judge concluded it discriminated against Illinois' rural GOP-leaning areas. 

The conservative Illinois Policy Institute's lawsuit is still pending but it won't impact this election. 

DeKalb Police Department

Two men who were arrested following a shooting Thursday night near the Northern Illinois University campus have been charged with murder and two gun-related counts after the shooting victim died Friday.

Police arrested Chicago resident David T. Walls, 18, and Park Forest resident Nico L. Griggs, 27, and charged them with first-degree murder, aggravated unlawful possession of a firearm, and aggravated unlawful use of a firearm.

The victim has been identified as Debrece G. Shields, 25, who was associated with addresses in DeKalb and Chicago.


The state of Illinois is providing assistance to the federal government and the state of Florida by taking in victims of Hurricane Matthew.

According to a news release from Governor Bruce Rauner's office, approximately 75 children, unaccompanied minors fleeing poverty, hunger and violence from their homelands in Central America, will be arriving in Illinois from Florida following their emergency evacuation due to Hurricane Matthew.