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  • Rauner gets support from black Chicago pastors

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' gubernatorial campaigns promoted community investments Monday, as Republican Bruce Rauner touted his philanthropic work in Chicago's black communities while Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn made a series of stops announcing various state investments. Both campaigns — locked in...

  • Quinn, Rauner differ over 'common sense' on guns

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner both endorse what they call "common sense" in gun laws, but disagree over what that means. Quinn, a Chicago Democrat running for re-election in November, has repeatedly called for a ban on assault weapons in Illinois and tried...

  • Pathologist in Quincy murder case's work at issue

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A pathologist who failed to pinpoint why a former Illinois prosecutor's first wife died in 2006 has had her work discredited in other death investigations, including one involving a 2-year-old boy, according to authorities and records from the cases. Jessica Bowman's ruling of...

  • Woman killed after vehicle struck by train

    TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A 66-year-old Christian County woman was killed over the weekend after her vehicle was struck by a train in Taylorville, authorities said. The Christian County Coroner's office said that Kathleen A. Rhodes died at the scene Sunday. Authorities say the crash happened...

  • Illinois medical marijuana applications due Monday

    CHICAGO (AP) — Dozens of people who want to break into the medical marijuana business in Illinois lined up Monday to file their applications ahead of a 3 p.m. deadline. Applicants were waiting in line with boxes of documents before the state agencies opened Monday morning, said Melaney Arnold,...

  • Suspect in Joliet double murder waives jury trial

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — One of four people accused of strangling two men for money to buy cigarettes and alcohol in Joliet last year waived his right to a jury trial Monday. His fate now will be decided by the same judge who found a co-defendant guilty of murder last month. Jury selection was to...

  • U of I Foundation receives increase in donations

    URBANA, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois Foundation said Monday that it received $259.5 million in donations during the fiscal year that ended June 30, a 10.5 percent increase over the previous fiscal year. The money came from cash gifts, pledge payments, annuities, life-income gifts and...

  • Libertarian could help tip Illinois governor race

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Libertarian running for Illinois governor recognizes he has little chance of winning the November election, but he could play a significant role in deciding who does. Chad Grimm, the third name on the ballot in one of the nation's hardest-fought governor's races, is...

  • 4 men held without bond in Chicago boy's death

    CHICAGO (AP) — Four men charged last week in the death of a 9-year-old boy who was gunned down in a backyard after running from his Chicago home have been ordered held without bond. Charged with first-degree murder in the death of Antonio Smith are Derrick Allmon, 19, Jabari Williams, 22,...

  • Cook County authorities probe animal hospital

    DOLTON, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago animal hospital is under investigation after a police officer found four dead dogs at the facility, Cook County authorities said. A Dolton officer discovered the dogs when he brought a stray to the Dolton Animal Hospital on Sunday, Sheriff's Deputy Chief...

  • Why Wisconsin won't become Illinois

    Anyone who doubts the wisdom of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's union bargaining reforms -- and the self-interested short-sightedness of the public union bosses -- need only look southward to neighboring Illinois.

  • Chicago Latinos optimistic about new archbishop

    CHICAGO (AP) — Catholic Latinos went to Mass on Sunday hopeful that the incoming archbishop of Chicago will continue to speak out for immigration reform and the needs of the poor, and that he simply will be a big part of their parishes. On the first Sunday since Pope Francis' selection of...

  • Ground broken on new Chicago veterans' home

    CHICAGO (AP) — Ground was broken Sunday on a new $70.5 million Illinois Veterans Home — the first such facility to be built in Chicago and the fifth statewide, officials said. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs approved federal reimbursement for up to 65 percent — or $45.8 million — of...

  • CTA: Fewer people trespassing on train tracks

    CHICAGO (AP) — A campaign to remind people to stay off city train tracks appears to be paying off as the Chicago Transit Authority said reports of people trespassing on its tracks have dropped significantly in the last 12 months. "We're pleased to see the numbers declining, but unfortunately...

  • Views of Libertarian running for Illinois governor

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Chad Grimm, a Libertarian on the November ballot for governor along with Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn and GOP businessman Bruce Rauner, sat down with The Associated Press for an interview. Here are details of his background and a sampling of where he stands on issues:...



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