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  • Illinois Medicaid restricts use of hepatitis drug

    CHICAGO (AP) — Facing ballooning costs for a $1,000 pill to treat hepatitis C, Illinois' Medicaid program is putting tight restrictions in place, including requiring patients to meet 25 criteria and get prior approval before the government program will pay for the new drug. After spending an...

  • Court filing details carnage of fatal bank robbery

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man accused of killing two Illinois bank workers and critically wounding a third during a botched robbery attempt — stabbing one of them more than 50 times — told officers he "made sure" they would die, investigators say in an unsealed court filing. In an application for a...

  • Quinn: State will 'prevail' in Shakman lawsuit

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn says attorneys representing the state will be ready to defend their position in a lawsuit scrutinizing hiring in his Department of Transportation. The next court hearing falls weeks before the November contest where Quinn is seeking re-election. The Chicago...

  • City leaders say PCBs not only concern at landfill

    CLINTON, Ill. (AP) — Communities that rely on a large central Illinois aquifer say Gov. Pat Quinn's decision to block disposal of PCBs at the Clinton Landfill might not do enough to protect their drinking water. Quinn's office says the state Environmental Protection Agency will modify a permit...

  • Japanese firm expands Illinois rail car plant

    ROCHELLE, Ill. (AP) — A Japanese rail car manufacturer is expanding its plant in north-central Illinois, adding 90 jobs. Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday attended the opening of the new $100 million Nippon Sharyo Manufacturing LLC facility in Rochelle. The company has a passenger rail car production...

  • Police search for trucker after fatal I-70 wreck

    TROY, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Police are searching for a tractor-trailer driver who they say drove off after being involved in an accident that left another motorist dead. Police did not immediately identify the motorist killed in the wreck shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday on westbound...

  • Pipe bomb found in downtown Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Federal agencies are investigating after a pipe bomb was found outside a downtown Springfield restaurant. A Secretary of State Police bomb squad on Monday evening used a high-powered water cannon to safely disable the 7-inch-long pipe filled with explosives. Springfield...

  • Hearing delayed for Rock Island man in murder case

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (AP) — A western Illinois judge has postponed a preliminary hearing for a Rock Island man charged in the slaying of his former girlfriend. The Rock Island Argus (http://bit.ly/1rG0esc) reports that the judge on Tuesday ordered the hearing for 39-year-old Timothy McVay be held...

  • Charges upgraded to murder after Palatine fight

    PALATINE, Ill. (AP) — A 35-year-old Palatine man is now facing a first-degree murder charge after a man died who he allegedly punched outside a bar. The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald (http://bit.ly/1zuK7Cn ) reports that Michael G. Platt was charged Tuesday, a day after 26-year-old Ryan...

  • Illinois officials identify man killed by police

    PANA, Ill. (AP) — Illinois authorities have identified a man who shot and wounded a police officer before being killed by troopers during an exchange of gunfire. The Christian County Coroner says 25-year-old Josh Edwards of Pana was killed Tuesday morning at a home just west of the city. State...

  • Peoria Library lands on National Register

    PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Peoria's 104-year-old Lincoln Library has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The (Peoria) Journal Star Reports (http://bit.ly/1s1TpSY ) library officials learned last week that the facility was awarded national registry status as a historic place worthy...

  • Manager of home physician service accused of fraud

    CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a suburban Chicago registered nurse who runs a service that sends doctors to patients' homes has been arrested on health care fraud charges. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago said Tuesday that 45-year-old Diana Jocelyn Gumila of Streamwood is charged...

  • Serial bank robber gets 20 years in federal prison

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — An unemployed Washington state restaurant worker has been sentenced to two decades in federal prison for robbing banks in Illinois and two other states. Forty-nine-year-old Carl Frederick Kieffer of Spokane, Washington, pleaded guilty in May in East St. Louis to...

  • Teen charged as adult in shooting of 16-year-old

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago teenager charged as an adult has been ordered held without bond in the fatal shooting last month of another teen who was watching television at home. A Cook County judge on Tuesday called 15-year-old Rasaan Price "a danger to society" after prosecutors explained how he...

  • Suburb expands unit that bicycles to emergencies

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago fire department is making it easier to respond to those tough-to-get-to emergencies. The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald (http://bit.ly/ ) reports that the Downers Grove Fire Department recently added five people to its team that responds to...



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