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  • ATF director to tour new Chicago gun center

    CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois toured a new Chicago center authorities say may help stem gun-related violence in the nation's third latest city. After his Friday tour, Durbin said he thinks the Gun Crime Intelligence Center will be a crucial tool in the fight against gun...

  • Quinn 'deeply concerned' about child immigrants

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he's "deeply concerned" about the welfare of unaccompanied children who've crossed the border into the U.S. The Chicago Democrat's statement follows federal data released Thursday showing Illinois this year has received 305 unaccompanied children...

  • Man, 18, charged in child death held without bond

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Cook County judge has ordered an 18-year-old charged in the shooting death of an 11-year-old held without bond. Tevin Lee faces murder, felony murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm in the death of Shamiya Adams. She was making s'mores at a friend's house in Chicago's...

  • Emerald ash borer found in central Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Agriculture says the destructive emerald ash borer has been found in two central Illinois counties. State officials announced Friday that arborists confirmed the beetle in Peoria and Tazewell counties. In Peoria County, they were found near...

  • McHenry man charged in woman's slaying

    MCHENRY, Ill. (AP) — A 62-year-old McHenry man has been charged with murder in the slaying of a woman whose skeletal remains were found in his home. William J. Ross initially was charged with concealing a homicide after a maintenance worker in November found skeletal remains inside a plastic...

  • Mayor speaks out on Chicago red-light cameras

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is acknowledging that the city needs to take steps to restore public trust in the red-light camera program after an unexplained spike in the number of tickets. Emanuel's statements come after media reports about at least 9,000 questionable tickets at...

  • Ohio AG suing Chicago mortgage rescue business

    DeWine SANDUSKY, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced a lawsuit on Wednesday against a Chicago-based mortgage rescue business that allegedly took money from consumers and made false promises about its ability to rescue homeowners from foreclosure. Credence...

  • Illinois woman dies rescuing boy in Wisconsin lake

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — Friends and family are mourning the death of an Illinois woman who drowned while rescuing a 9-year-old boy in a Wisconsin lake. The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1rCMLDF ) 47-year-old Karen Wessel of Arlington Heights died Tuesday. The...

  • Cook County to get $4.7 million for construction

    CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County is getting more than $4.7 million from the state for construction projects, including new roofs for buildings at area colleges. In a news release, Gov. Pat Quinn's office says the projects — funded by the governor's $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! program —...

  • Greenfield food processing plant loses license

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois food processing plant has had its license revoked after being cited for repeated violations of the state's Meat and Poultry Inspection Act. Illinois Department of Agriculture officials say Parks Locker Service of Greenfield was ordered to close...

  • Man sentenced after DNA test linked him to rape

    CHICAGO (AP) — A 40-year prison sentence was handed a Chicago man convicted of sexual assault after a rape kit linked him to a 2002 attack. Steven Murphy was accused of sexually assaulting a woman who was on her way to buy milk for her children in October 2002. After the attack, the victim...

  • Michelle Obama attends fundraiser for Democrats

    CHICAGO (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is in Chicago to raise money for Democrats, eat at a local restaurant and perhaps attend a concert. The president's wife told about 100 people who donated between $500 and $20,000 each to "dig deep" in giving to the Democratic National Committee....

  • Man held in 1992 strangling death of Illinois teen

    CHICAGO (AP) — More than two decades after the strangling death of an Illinois teenager, a 71-year-old man was arrested in California in connection with the case, authorities in Illinois said Thursday. Robert Serritella was arrested Monday in Los Angeles County on a warrant issued by Cook...

  • Feds release data on states getting immigrant kids

    CHICAGO (AP) — New federal data show Illinois received 305 unaccompanied children caught at the U.S. border this year. The Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families released a state-by-state list on Thursday showing the total released to sponsors from...

  • GOP Rauner's campaign ad used made-up headlines

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A campaign ad from the Republican candidate for Illinois governor is being called into question for tailoring — and even making up — headlines from news stories to make them appear more negative about his opponent. Businessman Bruce Rauner's 30-second commercial...



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