A group of eight skydivers and two pilots were lucky to be alive on Saturday after the two planes they were in collided at 12,000 feet (3,700 metres) during a Wisconsin parachute jump and one plane crashed, but everyone on both aircraft survived, authorities said.
Nov 2 A group of eight skydivers and two pilots
were lucky to be alive on Saturday after the two planes they
were in collided at 12,000 feet (3,700 metres) during a
Wisconsin parachute jump and one plane crashed, but everyone on
both aircraft survived, authorities said.
CHICAGO The upper Midwest was recovering on Saturday from an unusual autumn wallop from a fierce snowstorm that trapped dozens of people in vehicles in western South Dakota and a swarm of tornadoes that left at least 15 people injured in rural Nebraska and Iowa.
With daylight on Saturday, emergency responders began assessing the destruction from a series of more than a dozen rare autumn tornadoes that caused injuries and significant damage in rural areas of Iowa and Nebraska.
CHICAGO Saying Illinois does not need a "Palace of Versailles," Governor Pat Quinn on Tuesday halted new money for renovations on the Illinois Capitol building in Springfield after reports of lavish spending.
CHICAGO Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said on Monday she would not run for governor because her father is the speaker of the state House of Representatives and the state "would not be well served" with the same family controlling top positions of government.
CHICAGO Illinois adopted a law on Tuesday allowing residents to carry concealed guns, becoming the last state in the nation to permit some form of possession of guns in public.
CHICAGO President Barack Obama's home state of Illinois, the only one in the United States to have a law prohibiting the carrying of concealed guns, could lift the ban on Tuesday when lawmakers are expected to vote on the measure.
CHICAGO Illinois governor Pat Quinn on Tuesday vetoed parts of a gun bill that would have allowed people to carry more than one gun, carry guns into some places that serve alcohol, and carry a partly exposed gun.
CHICAGO Ice hockey fans thronged Chicago on Friday to celebrate the Blackhawks' Stanley Cup championship with a parade to a boisterous rally at the lakeside park where President Barack Obama marked his historic election victory in 2008.