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  • Rauners give $19M to liberal, conservative groups

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Republican candidate for Illinois candidate, Bruce Rauner, and his wife, Diana, contributed through their Rauner Family Foundation more than $19 million from 1999 through 2012 to not-for-profit organizations, some with political agendas, both liberal and...

  • Bike-sharing expanding to Oak Park, Evanston

    CHICAGO (AP) — The bicycle-sharing program that's proven popular in Chicago is expanding to two suburbs. Gov. Pat Quinn said Sunday that the state will invest $3 million to help add 700 Divvy bikes and 70 docking stations in Evanston, Oak Park and more Chicago neighborhoods next year. The...

  • Illiana Expressway clears environmental review

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The planned Illiana Expressway between Indiana and Illinois has cleared a federal environmental review. The Federal Highway Administration published a tier two final environmental impact statement Friday on the 47-mile tollway south of Chicago. Critics call the $1.5...

  • Ex-Sen. Roland Burris an issue in Chicago trial

    CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois Democrat appointed by disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to a U.S. Senate in 2008 has become an issue in the lead-up to a federal trial in Chicago, with defense attorneys claiming onetime Sen. Roland Burris was once accused of seeking to extort a business. Word...

  • Michelle Obama to campaign for Gov. Quinn

    CHICAGO (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is expected to campaign for Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn in Chicago next month. The White House confirmed Saturday the first lady will attend a Quinn event on Oct. 7. Her visit will follow a campaign stop by President Barack Obama scheduled for Thursday....

  • Cop: Man accused in wife's death didn't call 911

    QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — A former Illinois prosecutor recently charged with murder in the 2006 death of his first wife told investigators he never summoned emergency responders or tried to resuscitate her after he found her dead in bed when he returned from taking three of their children to school,...

  • NU grad school asks about sexual orientation

    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern University's graduate school has added an optional question to its applications asking prospective students about their sexual orientation. The school posted a statement on its website this week explaining that the intention is to better understand the makeup...

  • 'Grain Tour' brings foreign buyers to Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Buyers from nine countries will travel to Illinois to shop for grain and grain-related products as part of what the Department of Agriculture is calling a "reverse trade mission." In a news release Friday, the department says the annual Grain Tour will begin Monday....

  • Motorcycle club seeks return of patches held

    WOODSTOCK, Ill. (AP) — The Outlaws Motorcycle Club has failed in an effort to obtain club patches and insignia seized when six members were arrested after a northern Illinois bar brawl. The Northwest Herald in Crystal Lake reports (http://bit.ly/ZZAXSa) American Outlaws Association attorney...

  • Chicago flight cancelations pass 2,000 after fire

    CHICAGO (AP) — Flights were taking off and landing at Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports late Friday after the shutdown of a suburban air traffic control facility where authorities say a contract employee started a fire. However, delays are from 90 minutes to three hours for flights still...

  • Comptroller rivals clash on approach to backlog

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — With Illinois battling a multibillion dollar backlog of unpaid bills, the two statewide office holders vying for the job of writing the state's checks are sparring over whether the incumbent has been open enough about how she prioritizes who gets paid. Democratic...

  • Quinn touts support from women without Steinem

    CHICAGO (AP) — Famed women's rights activist Gloria Steinem did not make it to Chicago as scheduled Friday to personally endorse Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn in a tough re-election race but her support allowed the Democratic governor to tout his support from women anyway. Steinem's flight to Chicago...

  • Obama to campaign with Gov. Quinn next week

    CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama is expected to be in Chicago next week to support Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's re-election bid. White House officials said Friday Obama will fly to Chicago on Wednesday night. He's expected to attend a fundraiser and an official event on Thursday before...

  • Travelers stranded at O'Hare express frustrations

    CHICAGO (AP) — Travelers stranded by the shutdown of a suburban Chicago air traffic control facility expressed frustration Friday and amazement that the closure of a single facility could cause so much disruption to the nation's air network. Friday's fire at the facility in Aurora forced the...

  • Authorities unsure of motive in air control fire

    CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities still don't know why a contract employee started a fire Friday at a suburban Chicago air traffic control facility that forced the shutdown of the city's two airports, police said. First responders found the man in the basement of the facility in Aurora with multiple...



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