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  • 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...

  • Chicago man delivers his baby girl on expressway

    LINCOLNWOOD, Ill. (AP) — Lincolnwood officials say an off-duty paramedic delivered his baby girl on a Chicago expressway. Daniel Lynch of the Evanston Fire Department and his wife, Elizabeth, were on their way to a local hospital early Friday morning when they pulled over to deliver the baby....

  • Shuttle bus crash jams traffic into O'Hare airport

    CHICAGO (AP) — A shuttle bus has struck a concrete barrier on a road at O'Hare International Airport, clogging traffic heading to one of the terminals at the start of the busy Labor Day travel period. Chicago Police Department spokeswoman Ana Pacheco says 15 people were taken to hospitals. She...

  • Sheriff: Illinois man charged for child porn

    EAST ALTON, Ill. (AP) — A 25-year-old southwestern Illinois man has been charged with producing and distributing child pornography. Madison County Sheriff Robert Hertz says Steven Yon was charged Thursday with one count of producing child pornography and five counts of disseminating child...

  • Missouri couple pleads guilty to Illinois robbery

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A St. Louis-area couple has pleaded guilty to robbing an Illinois bank. A U.S. attorney says 43-year-old Darren Everett and 28-year-old Mackenzie Leonard entered the plea Thursday in federal court. They admitted to robbing the Commerce Bank in Columbia in February....

  • Illinois halts roadwork to speed Labor Day traffic

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Transportation says it will suspend non-emergency roadwork over the Labor Day weekend to help reduce congestion and speed traffic. Thousands of motorists are expected to hit the roads in Illinois during the three-day holiday. The state agency...

  • Illinois Tollway lowers cost of I-PASS temporarily

    CHICAGO (AP) — The upfront cost of an I-PASS account for the Illinois Tollway system is getting cheaper. Tollway officials announced Thursday a new I-PASS account will temporarily cost $30. That includes a $10 deposit and $20 in prepaid tolls. The current cost is $50 or $60, depending on...

  • Ex-Cook County manager charged with fraud

    CHICAGO (AP) — A former Cook County employee who oversaw $10 million in federal grants to help 2008 flood victims is accused of swindling about $330,000 from the program. Forty-five-year-old Barry Croall of Montgomery pleaded not guilty at a Thursday arraignment in federal court in Chicago...

  • Husband of woman killed in I-55 crash sues trucker

    CHANNAHON, Ill. (AP) — The husband of a victim of a crash on Interstate 55 south of Chicago has filed a lawsuit against the driver of the truck that plowed into several slowly moving vehicles, killing five. The Joliet Herald-News reports (http://bit.ly/1orEOM9) Moses Blopleh of Channahon is...



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