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  • Clock ticks on Illinois term limits ballot measure

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner made a last push Tuesday for court approval of a measure that would ask voters to impose term limits on state legislators, just three days before the November ballot will be finalized. At a news conference in...

  • Quinn proposes changes to condo fees bill

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has used his amendatory veto power to alter legislation regarding fees for foreclosed condominiums. The bill limits associations from collecting more than nine months of fees and regular assessments. It also requires notice of fees before closing. State Sen....

  • Officials: Gunman holds hostages in Chicago suburb

    HARVEY, Ill. (AP) — Officials in a Chicago suburb say a gunman is barricaded in a home and holding hostages. Two police officers were wounded by gunfire Tuesday afternoon in the incident after responding to a call of a burglary in progress in the city of Harvey, about 25 miles south of Chicago....

  • Roosevelt University to cut back suburban campus

    CHICAGO (AP) — Lagging enrollment and financial woes have prompted Chicago's Roosevelt University to eliminate many programs at its Schaumburg campus. In a letter to the university's board of trustees, President Chuck Middleton said the university is overcommitted in Schaumburg and will...

  • Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

    August 18, 2014 The (Champaign) News-Gazette Hold still, Bossy! Voters ought not be cowed by the debate in the ongoing gubernatorial campaign. In an election year, everything is fair game. But cow tipping? Well, it's not like Illinois has any real problems to discuss. So why not? The...

  • Chicago hires private firm for opioid lawsuit, withholds hourly rates

    CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – The City of Chicago has hired a private law firm to file a lawsuit against five pharmaceutical manufacturers, but it will not disclose the hourly fees the firm submitted or if the contract was ever put out to bid. The lawsuit accuses the defendants of misrepresenting...

  • Law aims to prevent student athlete concussions

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' high school coaches and athletic directors will be required to take an online concussion training course under a plan Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Tuesday. The law, which took effect immediately, requires the Illinois High School Association to develop a program that...

  • Allegiant adds flights from MidAmerica to Tampa

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois residents have a new way to get to Florida. Allegiant announced Tuesday that it's adding nonstop jet service between MidAmerica St. Louis airport in Mascoutah and St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport. The twice-a-week flights will begin Nov. 19....

  • Emanuel: 57 public schools get air conditioning

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials say classroom air conditioning has been installed in 57 public schools, with 29 more scheduled to get it by the end of October. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett say the first phase of the project was completed on time and...

  • Former Illinois school bus driver jailed for DUI

    WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A former school bus driver from northern Illinois has been sentenced to 20 days in jail for driving drunk while on duty. Forty-three-year-old Jill Beebe of South Elgin pleaded guilty to aggravated driving under the influence. She was arrested last September while working...

  • Another watch party after Jackie Robinson West win

    CHICAGO (AP) — Fans of Chicago's Jackie Robinson West will have another chance to party and watch the children play baseball. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the city will host a watch party Tuesday evening for family and fans of the Little League team. Jackie Robinson West will play Pearland,...

  • Illinois sees year's 1st human case of West Nile

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Health officials in Illinois are reporting the state's first human case of West Nile virus this year. A woman in her 70s got sick last month. Her case was reported to the state by the Chicago Department of Public Health, which made the announcement Monday. Health...

  • Tollway kids ID and safety seat event planned

    LEMONT, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Tollway and District 15 of the Illinois State Police are planning a "Kids Identification and Safety Seat" event this week. The "KISS" event will be at the 127th Street Walgreens in Lemont. Authorities will conduct child safety-seat inspections and create...

  • Galesburg teachers remain on strike

    GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) — Teachers in the northwestern Illinois city of Galesburg remain on strike after the union and board of education were unable to reach an agreement on a contract. The (Galesburg) Register-Mail reports (http://bit.ly/YqPrtk ) teachers spent the weekend on the picket lines....

  • Kirk pushing to reauthorize Export-Import Bank

    CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk continues to push for the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. The Illinois Republican on Monday hosted a business roundtable in Chicago for Export-Import Bank Chairman and President Fred Hochberg. They also toured UTC Aerospace Systems in Rockford to...



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