State News

Illinois’ population losses slowing growth of Chicago area home values, analyst says

Home prices in the Chicago metropolitan area increased at a slower pace, in part, because of the state's continued population losses. Other U.S. cities had...

Four Republican candidates to take on ‘well-entrenched’ incumbent U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin

Four Republicans are vying in a primary for a chance to challenge incumbent U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Springfield. The candidates gave speeches to leaders of...

Report finds bullying, harassment, bad behavior widespread under the dome in Springfield

Bullying, not harassment, has been the biggest problem in House Speaker Michael Madigan’s office, according to a report from former Illinois Office of Executive Inspector General Maggie...

New program aims to help one in five Illinois households without bank accounts

One in five households in Illinois do not use, or rarely use banks, that number is even higher in some rural areas of the state....

Job placement agency encourages schools to focus on ways to prepare students for workplace

Schools aren't preparing all students for real-life work situations, according to a job placement service, which says its agents must teach prospective workers “basic life...

Sports-ESPN

Jakeem Grant gets four-year extension from Dolphins

Miami is building for the future in Brian Flores' first year at the helm, and the Dolphins ensured Tuesday night that Jakeem Grant will be...

Patriots’ Julian Edelman passes physical, off NFI list

Julian Edelman is ready to go. The reigning Super Bowl Most Valuable Player practiced for the first time all summer on Monday and, per the...

Jets’ Gase: Le’Veon Bell will not play preseason games

Le'Veon Bell's long-awaited return to the playing field will have to wait. New York Jets coach Adam Gase told reporters Sunday that his Pro Bowl...

MLS All-Star Game, Football Is Back, MLB Trade Deadline and More to Watch

Zlatan Ibrahimovic leads the MLS All Stars against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night.Ringo H.W. Chiu/Associated Press July turns to August this week, and futbol (briefly)...

MLB Trade Rumors: Updated 2019 Deadline Reports and Analysis

Ben Margot/Associated Press Pitching continues to be the hottest commodity on the MLB trade market ahead of the July 31 trade deadline.  Recently, New York...