Thompson Center sale finalized with Google to be building’s lone occupant

SPRINGFIELD – After years of failed efforts that spanned multiple administrations, the state has finalized the sale of the controversial James R. Thompson Center in Chicago to a company that will make it the new Chicago home of tech giant Google. Gov. JB Pritzker made the announcement during a news conference at the building, along […]

Parade attack suspect indicted for murder, attempted murder

CHICAGO — A grand jury has indicted the man accused of opening fire on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago, on 117 felony counts. Prosecutors announced the grand jury’s decision against Robert Crimo III on Wednesday. The indictment lists 21 first-degree murder counts, 48 counts of attempted murder and 48 counts of aggravated battery. […]

Native Americans across Midwest embrace traditional foods rejected by centuries of colonization

Native American tribes and communities are creating formal programs that focus on their traditional foods to not only combat systemic food insecurity, but also connect people to their culture. Listen to this story here. KANSAS CITY — While on a foraging trip through a wooded area of Kansas City, Jojo Blackwood discovered a plant […]

Illinois state building sold in Chicago; Google moving in

CHICAGO — Google is moving into the Thompson Center, the state building in downtown Chicago. Gov. J.B. Pritzker says the state is selling the building to a developer for $30 million in cash and also getting another downtown building valued at $75 million. JRTC Holdings LLC will perform a complete renovation of the Thompson Center […]