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(3) Ohio State Drops Illinois For 22nd-Straight Win

(3) Ohio State Drops Illinois For 22nd-Straight WinJoe Robbins/Getty Images(CHAMPAIGN, IL) --  Carlos Hyde rushed for 246 yards and four touchdowns as No. 3 Ohio State rolled past Illinois 60-35 for their 22nd-straight win. Braxton Miller added three touchdowns for the Buckeyes, (10-0, 6-0 Big 10)...

Huge Donation Goes to Wrong Animal Shelter

Huge Donation Goes to Wrong Animal ShelterTiffany Hagler-Geard/ABC News(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) -- One morning in early March, Susan Babbitt received a phone call from the Dana Law Firm in Scottsdale, Ariz. It was the kind of call people dream about: A woman had recently passed away, she was told, ...

Suspected Craigslist Rapist Linked to 20 More Attacks

Suspected Craigslist Rapist Linked to 20 More AttacksABC News(CHICAGO) -- An Illinois man accused of raping five women he met through Craigslist is being investigated for potentially attacking at least 20 more women, according to authorities.Police were searching for more of Charles Oliver’s poss...

Tattoo Artist Helps Ex-Gang Members Erase Past for Free

Tattoo Artist Helps Ex-Gang Members Erase Past for FreeABC News/McKenzie Baker(OSWEGO, Ill.) -- Second chances can be hard to come by, but Chris Baker, 42, a tattoo artist in Oswego, Ill., gives them away for free.Since 2011, Baker, who is also a youth pastor, has created more than 500 free tattoos for for...

Bloomberg’s Super PAC Anti-Gun Ad Makes Waves in Ill. Special Election

Bloomberg’s Super PAC Anti-Gun Ad Makes Waves in Ill. Special ElectionMichael Loccisano/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has lent his voice and money to have some say in which Democrat replaces former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the son of civil rights icon Jesse Jackson, in Tuesday's special elec...

Illinois Senate Approves Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Illinois Senate Approves Same-Sex Marriage BillJupiterimages/Thinkstock(SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) -- Illinois lawmakers took a major step in legalizing same-sex marriage on Thursday when the Democratic-controlled Senate passed a bill that would sanction the unions.The vote was 34 to 21 with two abstention...

Illinois Man Leaves Estate to Two Actors He Never Met

Illinois Man Leaves Estate to Two Actors He Never MetBrand X Pictures/Getty Images(LINCOLN, Ill.) -- A man who died last summer willed his estate to two actors he never met, leaving them an estimated half a million dollars each.Ray Fulk was 71 when he died last July. He lived alone on a 160-acre property...

Scoreboard Roundup – 2/7/12

Scoreboard Roundup – 2/7/12ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: Illinois (16-8) defeated (1) Indiana (20-3), 74-72. (4) Duke (20-2) dunked NC State (16-7), 98-85. (6) Gonzaga (22-2) demolished Pepperdine (10-13), 82-56. Texas A&M (14-8) nipped (21) ...

No. 2 Michigan Crushes Illinois

No. 2 Michigan Crushes IllinoisJoe Robbins/Getty Images(CHAMPAIGN, Ill.) -- The second-ranked Michigan Wolverines sure looked like a number one team on Sunday. Trey Burke scored 19 points to lead the Wolverines past Illinois, 74-60 on Sunday, a win that could give them a number one ...

Poisoned Lottery Winner’s Family Knew Something Wasn’t Right, Nephew Says

Poisoned Lottery Winner’s Family Knew Something Wasn’t Right, Nephew SaysHemera/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- Urooj Khan had just brought home his $425,000 lottery check when he unexpectedly died the following day. Now, certain members of Khan's family are speaking publicly about the mystery -- and his nephew told ABC News they kn...

Poisoned Lottery Winner’s Exhumation Approved

Poisoned Lottery Winner’s Exhumation ApprovedHemera/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- A judge has approved the exhumation of the Chicago lottery winner who died of cyanide poisoning.Judge Susan Coleman of the Probate Division of the Cook County Circuit Court in Illinois Friday approved the county medical ex...

Illinois House Passes Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

Illinois House Passes Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented ImmigrantsiStockPhoto/Thinkstock(SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) -- The Illinois General Assembly passed legislation on Tuesday that would permit unauthorized immigrants to obtain temporary driver's licenses, clearing the way for Gov. Pat Quinn (D) to sign the bill into law....

“Modern Family” Star Supports Gay Marriage Bill in Illinois

“Modern Family” Star Supports Gay Marriage Bill in IllinoisCharley Gallay/WireImage(CHICAGO) -- Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson is lending his support to a proposed bill in Illinois that would legalize gay marriage.The openly gay actor was in Chicago Wednesday to launch Marriage Equality Days of Action...

Scoreboard Roundup – 12/11/12

Scoreboard Roundup – 12/11/12ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- NBA: The New York Knicks (16-5) defeated the Brooklyn Nets (11-9), 100-97.The Cleveland Cavaliers (5-17) topped the Los Angeles Lakers (9-13), 100-94.The Denver Nuggets (11-11) slowed down the Detroit Pistons (7-17), 101-94.The ...

Scoreboard Roundup – 12/4/12

Scoreboard Roundup – 12/4/12Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) --  NBA:  The Minnesota Timberwolves (8-8) crushed the Philadelphia 76ers (10-8), 105-88. The Washington Wizards (2-13) stunned the Miami Heat (12-4), 105-101. The Oklahoma City Thunder (15-4) struck the Brooklyn...

Illinois Shelter Offers ‘Black Fur Day’ for Pets

Illinois Shelter Offers ‘Black Fur Day’ for PetsiStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- Known for hordes of deal-hungry consumers wrapped around city blocks in line to buy electronics, toys, and pretty much anything deeply discounted, Black Friday is the time to buy stuff.One Chicago-area animal shelter ...

Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Resignation Could Cost Taxpayers $5.1 Million

Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Resignation Could Cost Taxpayers $5.1 MillionPAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Jesse Jackson Jr.’s resignation from the House could cost Illinois taxpayers more than $5.1 million, according to the state elections board.Jackson, Jr. offered his resignation Wednesday to House Spea...

Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Resignation Could Cost Taxpayers $5.1 Million

Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Resignation Could Cost Taxpayers $5.1 MillionPAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Jesse Jackson Jr.’s resignation from the House could cost Illinois taxpayers more than $5.1 million, according to the state elections board.Jackson, Jr. offered his resignation Wednesday to House Spea...

Ex-Comptroller Pleads Guilty to Stealing $53M from Illinois City

Ex-Comptroller Pleads Guilty to Stealing $53M from Illinois CityAmerican Quarter Horse Association(DIXON, Ill.) -- A former comptroller for a small town in Illinois pleaded guilty to embezzling $53 million from city accounts to feed a lavish lifestyle that included a nationally known horse-breeding operation.All of...

Illinois Woman in Labor Stops to Vote on Way to Hospital

Illinois Woman in Labor Stops to Vote on Way to HospitalCook County Clerk's Office(CHICAGO) -- A Chicago mom-to-be didn't let being in labor stop her from doing her duty as a citizen on Election Day.With contractions five minutes apart, Galicia Malone stopped at Precinct 88 in Chicago to cast her vote on he...
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