Former Illinois cop Drew Peterson, convicted in 2012 of killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio, and suspected of killing his fourth, Stacy Cales Peterson (she’s been missing since 2007), is back in the news. He’s accused of trying to hire a hitman to take out the State’s Attorney who prosecuted the Savio case.
It takes a lot of energy to keep the lights on as you greedily pile ¢59 kitchen dongles and weird cookies into that blue bag, which is why Ikea is making a push to offset its total energy consumption by 2020. This week, it took a big step towards doing so by buying a wind farm in Illinois.
Just a day after the real-life Punxsutawney Phil forecast six more weeks of winter, the bed and breakfast where Groundhog Day was filmed hit the market. You could buy it, set an old-fashioned clock radio to go off at 6:00 a.m. playing "I Got You, Babe," and relive the same day over and over—and over and over and over…
Tornadoes ripped through the Midwest of the United States earlier today and the damage it left behind is absolutely tragic. These pictures of Washington, Illinois, the worst area affected, show how a community gets shredded by natural disaster. The path is violent, the ground is scarred and the homes are just gone.
Dear reality, please stop emulating almost every zombie story ever. It's becoming unnerving. Between that naked man eating a guy's face in Miami and this bafflingly sinister tweet from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's campus alert Twitter account, the undead apocalypse is seemingly ready to stumble out…
If you're hung up on a brain-twizzling problem, crack a brew. A new study from the University of Illinois suggest that, contrary to common belief, alcohol's buzz might actually improve your problem-solving skills.
On November 8th, foreign hackers were reportedly able to infiltrate a central Illinois utility and remotely reset the system and damage a water pump. If confirmed, would will be the first foreign cyber attack against a US utility.
Scott Daigle, a graduate engineering student at the University of Illinois, looked at the wheelchair, then at the bicycle, and then back at the wheelchair and asked "Why not a gear system on a wheelchair?" Then he built one.
A warning to the nerd who dares mix his ballpoints with this pen! It's a dangerous life for a nerdlinger, now the University of Illinois has introduced a pen that writes electrical circuits in real silver.
We thought Lego would never bring out another set in its Architecture series, but here we go—the beautiful Farnsworth House, which you may recognize thanks to its mid-century modernism design and National Historic Landmark seal-of-approval.
Citizens recording their public interactions with police sure seems like the kind of thing that would prevent corruption, harassment and bad behavior by cops. Just don't do it in Illinois, where it's punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
Follow the 16th President of the United States from his meteoric rise to his untimely demise in stunning stereoscope!
Now Illinois has something else going for it in addition to that Sufjan Stevens album that isn't as good as it should've been; the Prairie State has declared that Pluto is still, officially, a planet.
This is how you make a hot tub, hillbilly style. Three guys from the prairies of Illinois turned an old stock tank sitting in the open air into a jacuzzi, and heated it up using quicklime, that scary caustic stuff that burns your skin off if you're not too careful. A video of how they did it, using gas masks, tin…
Greg Zanis' Dream Car is a solar-powered pyramid on four wheels that he built at home with the help of his two sons. Deceptively fragile, this little one-seater weighs in at 8,000 pounds, but its 80 batteries powering four electric engines really make it shift. Find out how fast, and watch the video of it pootling…
"'You will definitely see this returning to a more human scale society,' said Hazel Henderson, a freelance futurist, from her post in Gainesville, Fla. 'It will be more effecient [to] do things locally. It won't make sense to buy Wonder Bread baked in Illinois'"
If New York got city-wide Wi-Fi, I'd be the happiest cat in town, which is why I don't get the people behind the Healthy Home Alliance in Naperville, IL. They're actually trying to shut down the city's attempts at blanketing the town with Wi-Fi. According to the HHA, "Wi-Fi transmitters function at 2.45 GHz, which…