Chicago -- Chicago is putting signs at intersections to remind drivers that Illinois law requires them to stop for people in crosswalks. State officials say about 50 people are killed each year in Chicago in crashes involving vehicles and pedestrians. The first signs are being installed near schools, parks, hospitals and public transit.
Lincoln -- Triple-digit heat is expected to continue through the week in Illinois. Highs in Central Illinois today are forecast between 100 and 104 with heat indexes ranging from 110 to 115. The National Weather Service describes conditions as "intensely hot and humid."
Rockford -- A Rockford home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is one step closer to being added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council has recommended the Laurent House be added to the national list. The home was built for disabled World War II veteran Ken Laurent, who died in January.
Springfield -- The Illinois State Fair has added four new culinary contests, including a horseshoe sandwich competition. On August 11th, contestants must make two horseshoe sandwiches, which will be judged on taste, creativity and appearance. Other new contests involve coffee, egg dishes and barbeque pork chops.