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Aggregated Illinois News Articles

  • Injunction requested after Simeon football team loses to Nazareth
    Parents and alumni of Simeon High School's football team have filed an injunction asking that the Illinois High School Athletic Association declare no winner in their game against Nazareth Academy earlier this month.
    ABC News.  Mon, 19 Nov 2018 11:12:11 UTC.
  • Elevator in Chicago's John Hancock Center drops 84 FLOORS
    Passengers on the elevator down from the 95th floor of Chicago's John Hancock Center building unexpectedly dropped to the 11th floor quickly where they were trapped for hours
    Daily Mail.  Mon, 19 Nov 2018 01:42:33 GMT.
  • Chicago AccuWeather: Snow ends, but cold still
    More cold air blows in on Monday. Lake effect snow in the evening. Highs 30s.
    ABC News.  Mon, 19 Nov 2018 00:00:38 UTC.
  • Sammy Sosa named in lawsuit over holiday rental in Aspen
    ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - An Aspen company has sued former Chicago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa, alleging his company backed out of a contract to rent a house in the ski resort town for $9,500 a day last winter. ...
    Washington Times.  Sun, 18 Nov 2018 17:21:07 -0500.
  • More party bus mayhem: 2 shot from passing car
    In the latest incident of violence tied to the party bus industry, two men aboard a bus were shot by a gunman in a passing vehicle early Saturday on the Bishop Ford Freeway near south suburban Dolton, Illinois State Police said. ...
    Katherine Rosenberg-douglas, Deanese Williams-harris.  Chicago Tribune.  Sun, 18 Nov 2018 13:30:00 PST.
  • Tractor and Combine Prices from 8 Nice Farm Auctions Yesterday
    Machinery Pete provides auction sale price roundup reports on Tractors and Combines sold on 8 very nice farm auctions yesterday (November 17, 2018) in Illinois, Iowa (3), Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska and Minnesota. ...
    Greg Peterson.  Farm Journal Media.  Sun, 18 Nov 2018 21:25:00 GMT.
  • Solomon Schechter students take part in film about Torah that survived the Holocaust
    A film crew recently traveled to Northbrook to capture footage of second graders from Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago. ...
    Steve Sadin.  Chicago Tribune.  Sun, 18 Nov 2018 08:45:00 PST.
  • Kanye West donates $150,000 for security guard killed by officer in Chicago
    Rapper Kanye West donated $150,000 to a memorial fundraising site for a security guard shot by an officer in his hometown of Chicago.
    KETV - Omaha, Nebraska.  Sun, 18 Nov 2018 14:02:00 GMT.
  • Midwest women join climate change group in Antarctica
    CHICAGO (AP) - "Chicago is the coldest place I've ever been," said Jing Hu, who came from southern China to do her postdoctoral work in materials science at Argonne National Laboratory outside Chicago. ...
    Kari Lydersen Of Energy News Network..  Washington Times.  Sat, 17 Nov 2018 01:01:00 -0500.
  • Grim fiscal forecast awaits Illinois' new governor
    Illinois' new governor faces a budget deficit that could triple in size, as well as a backlog of unpaid bills that could surpass the state's record high, according to a new five-year fiscal forecast from outgoing Governor Bruce Rauner.
    Reuters.  Fri, 16 Nov 2018 16:53:09 -0500.
  • Prosecutors oppose Chicago terror suspect's plea change
    Prosecutors are opposing a change-of-plea motion by a 25-year-old man accused of trying to detonate what he thought was a bomb in Chicago.
    Fox News.  Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:40:14 GMT.
  • Conservation groups disappointed with Illinois River plan
    Conservation groups are expressing disappointment with an agreement between Oklahoma and Arkansas officials to study ways to improve water quality in the Illinois River watershed.
    News 9.  Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:25:00 EST.
  • NHL roundup: Blackhawks, Crawford blank Blues
    Corey Crawford stopped all 28 shots he faced, and Jeremy Colliton earned his first career coaching victory as the Chicago Blackhawks held on for a 1-0 win over the visiting St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night.
    Reuters.  Thu, 15 Nov 2018 02:21:42 -0500.
  • Police Report in Killing of Black Security Guard Is Criticized as Rushed
    Illinois authorities defended an officer who killed the guard, Jemel Roberson, as he tried to stop a gunman at a bar. A Roberson family lawyer says the police are rushing to judgment.
    Matthew Haag.  New York Times.  Thu, 15 Nov 2018 01:05:23 GMT.

Illinois Population Trends and Information Resources

The U. S. Census Bureau estimates the population of Illinois as follows:
DateEstimated PopulationYearly % Change
July 1, 201612,801,539-0.29
July 1, 201512,839,047-0.22
July 1, 201412,867,544-0.09
July 1, 201312,879,5050.07
July 1, 201212,870,7980.08
July 1, 201112,860,0120.14
July 1, 201012,841,578 
According to the 2010 census, the population of Illinois was 12,830,632.

In 2008, the estimated population of Illinois was 12,901,563, whereas in 2006, the population of Illinois was about 12,759,673.  For detailed, up-to-date information about Illinois' demographics, visit the U.S. Census Bureau's QuickFacts about Illinois web page.  For maps of Illinois, visit this Illinois Map website.
Illinois state capitol building, Springfield, IL
The photograph above shows the state capitol building in Springfield, Illinois.  Illinois newspaper publishers are listed here, along with their addresses, phone numbers, and website links; Illinois library names, descriptions, and website links are listed on this page.  More information about Illinois can be found here.

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