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  • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announces $14.4 million in park grants

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has announced $14.4 million in investments for park development and storm water management on Chicago's south side and south suburbs. Projects include a $2.1 million grant for an expansion of the Sandridge Community Center in Calumet City, a $2 million...

  • Police: Family members found dead in Elmhurst home

    ELMHURST, Ill. (AP) — Police say "several" members of a family have been found dead inside a suburban Chicago home. Elmhurst police Chief Michael Ruth says officers were performing a well-being check at the house when the found "several family members deceased." Ruth told reporters at a news...

  • Beyond governor race, big stakes in Illinois vote

    CHICAGO (AP) — Anyone in Illinois who's turned on a television in recent weeks knows the race for governor is shaping up as a no-holds-barred, no-expenses-spared slugfest. While the contest between Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn and Republican businessman Bruce Rauner could be one of the hardest...

  • UIC faculty vote 'no confidence' in chancellor

    CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Illinois at Chicago's faculty Senate has taken a vote of "no confidence" in the leadership of its outgoing chancellor. University officials say the 44-9 vote in favor of the resolution against Paula Allen-Meares was taken Thursday. The resolution comes as the...

  • Man charged in hunting knife attack on Chicago bus

    CHICAGO (AP) — Police in Chicago have arrested a man accused of slashing another man in the face with a large hunting knife during an argument on a public city bus. According to a Police Department news release Saturday, 54-year-old Kevin Lee of Chicago has been charged with aggravated battery...

  • Illinois museum to display 1916 military equipment

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — If you've ever wondered how Americans waged war 100 years ago, the Illinois State Military Museum will give you a glimpse of the past. The Springfield museum plans to put uniforms, weapons and other equipment on display that was used by the Illinois National Guard...

  • Medical marijuana applications posted for Illinois business

    CHICAGO (AP) — The official applications have been posted for aspiring medical marijuana businesses in Illinois. The applications and detailed instructions were posted Friday on the program's website. The application period opens Sept. 8 and runs through Sept. 22 for a limited number of...

  • Storm leaves water in historic Springfield home

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A thunderstorm left water standing in the basement of the Dana-Thomas House State Historic Site in Springfield, causing the cancellation of tours. The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency announced Friday that experts were evaluating damage and considering the next...

  • Ingleside middle school teacher wanted for assault

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago grade school teacher is wanted on allegations he sexually assaulted a girl. An arrest warrant was issued Friday by the Lake County Sheriff's Department for Michael R. Vucic, an 18-year teacher at Gavin South Middle School in Ingleside. Vucic is charged...

  • State agency issues long-awaited fracking rules

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Stricter requirements for disclosing the use of chemicals are part of new proposed rules issued by the state Friday as part of the process of regulating fracking, the high-volume oil and gas drilling method that proponents hope will bring a surge of jobs to Illinois....

  • U of I facing scrutiny over job-offer decision

    URBANA, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois is facing scrutiny as classes resume from some of its faculty, other academics and students over its decision to rescind a job offer to a professor after his prolific, sometimes profane use of Twitter to voice anger at Israel. Phyllis Wise, the...

  • Illinois governor grants 38 clemency requests

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has taken action on 124 clemency petitions, granting 38 and denying 86. The Chicago Democrat announced the news in a release Friday afternoon. His office says those who were granted clemency have recently undergone criminal background checks. Clemencies...

  • Highway interchange named for former Chicago mayor

    CHICAGO (AP) — A highway interchange near downtown Chicago has been named for former Mayor Jane Byrne. Gov. Pat Quinn announced the new name Friday afternoon for what's known as the Circle Interchange. Its new name is the Jane Byrne Interchange. Byrne held office from 1979 to 1983. She was the...

  • Monument dedicated at suburban Chicago cemetery

    ALSIP, Ill. (AP) — A monument has been dedicated at a suburban Chicago cemetery that was the site of grave desecration scandal uncovered in 2009. Gov. Pat Quinn and Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart were among those in attendance Friday at an unveiling at Alsip's Burr Oak Cemetery. It's a historic...

  • 20-year-old woman guilty in Joliet double murder

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A 20-year-old woman faces a mandatory life sentence after a judge found her guilty Friday of taking part in a grisly double murder in Joliet last year. The motive, prosecutors said, was robbery to get cash for alcohol and cigarettes. Will County Judge Gerald Kinney, who...



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