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Trump commutes sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich

Trump had been publicly mulling commuting Blagojevich's sentencing as the disgraced governor's wife made appeals to the president via Fox News.
First responders rescued an Illinois woman who fell onto a bluff ledge and got stuck for roughly nine hours.

An Illinois woman got stuck on the face of a cliff for 9 hours on Christmas Eve and was rescued after screaming for help

First responders said the woman first got stuck around 4 p.m. on Tuesday and wasn't rescued until the early hours of Christmas morning.

An Illinois man was charged with threatening to shoot a Republican congressman after being upset by TV ad

Randall E. Tarr of Rochester, Illinois, is accused of telling Rep. Rodney Davis that he would like to shoot Davis' "head off."
Hatty a 2-year-old black Labrador retriever, was brought into the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in Chicago to work as a comfort dog.

This very good girl was sworn into an Illinois state’s attorney’s office to provide support for sexual assault victims

Hatty, a 2-year-old black Labrador retriever, was brought into the Cook County State's Attorney's Office in Chicago to work as a comfort dog.
The mobile home after the April 6 fire in the Timberline Mobile Home Park.

A 9-year-old has been charged with murder after a house fire killed five of his relatives. Juvenile justice advocates say the charge is ‘unusual...

A 9-year-old boy was arraigned on murder and arson charges on Monday, in a connection to a fire in his mother's mobile home in Goodfield, Illinois.
The mobile home after the April 6 fire in the Timberline Mobile Home Park.

A 9-year-old has been charged with murdering 5 people in a mobile home fire

Authorities declined to identify the child, but the Woodford County coroner found the fire at the Timberline trailer park on April 6 was deliberate.
Woodfield Mall

A car crashed through a Sears in Woodfield Mall outside Chicago and kept driving, injuring at least 2 shoppers

A black SUV appears to have driven through a Sears into the Woodfield Mall outside Chicago, with police stating at least 2 people were injured.
Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke with "Pod Save America" about where the Democratic party has room for improvement.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez looks to repeat her own insurgent victory by endorsing progressive Democratic challenger in Illinois

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just endorsed her first primary challenger to a sitting House Democrat.
Riley Horner.

‘I try to think back, and I can’t’: Illinois teen loses memory every 2 hours after traumatic head injury

Riley Horner was accidentally kicked in the head on June 11, inducing seizures and memory loss. Months later, she believes it is still June 11.
Tina Jones is placed in handcuffs on Tuesday after being sentenced to 12 years in prison for a murder-for-hire plot.

A nurse was sentenced to 12 years in prison for paying $12,000 in bitcoin to have her former lover’s wife killed through a website that ended up...

Cops were tipped off to Tina Jones' plan thanks to journalists reporting on a story about the dark web for CBS News' "48 Hours."