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  • Ill. Lt. Gov. Simon donates books to schools

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' lieutenant governor is facilitating the donation of hundreds of books to Springfield schools. Sheila Simon is a Carbondale Democrat. Her office partnered with the Illinois Reading Council and collected books at a back-to-school drive at the 2014 Illinois State...

  • Ex-Chicago Public Schools worker guilty of assault

    CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago Public Schools worker has been convicted of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old student. Idris L. Bridgeforth was found guilty Thursday of criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual abuse and indecent solicitation. The Chicago Sun-Times reports...

  • Priest, residents lament death of 9-year-old

    CHICAGO (AP) — Dozens squeezed into the backyard of a Chicago apartment building to protest the violence that took the life of a 9-year-old boy. Antonio Smith was shot at least twice and killed Wednesday afternoon, not far from where he lived in the Grand Crossing neighborhood on Chicago's...

  • FBI offers reward in Bolingbrook bank robbery

    CHICAGO (AP) — The FBI is offering a $25,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of a man who shot a bank employee during a robbery at a suburban Chicago bank. The reward, announced Thursday in Chicago, seeks information on the armed man who entered a First Midwest Bank in...

  • Feds accuse lawyer of coaching witness to lie

    CHICAGO (AP) — A high-profile defense attorney in Chicago has been indicted on federal charges for allegedly encouraging a witness to lie on the stand on behalf of the lawyer's purported drug-dealer client. According to an indictment announced Thursday, 36-year-old Beau B. Brindley faces...

  • Chicago Archdiocese cool to ice bucket challenge

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Archdiocese of Chicago is a little cool on the Ice Bucket Challenge that has recently gone viral on social media and raised millions for the ALS Association. WBBM-Radio reports (http://cbsloc.al/1twkPQO) Archdiocese Schools Superintendent Sister Mary Paul McCaughey has told...

  • Villa Park gets $432,000 US firefighting grant

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Villa Park in suburban Chicago has been awarded a $432,000 federal grant to purchase vehicles for its fire department. The grant is coming from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, part of the Department of Homeland Security. The announcement was made Thursday by...

  • No suspect in shooting death of Chicago 9-year-old

    CHICAGO (AP) — Outraged public and community leaders were offering a reward Thursday for information leading to the arrest of a suspect in the death of a 9-year-old, in what has almost become a ritual in Chicago. Antonio Smith was shot at least twice and killed Wednesday afternoon, not far from...

  • Agency cuts jobs at center of Quinn hiring dispute

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn's administration, stung by a federal lawsuit alleging illegal hiring amid a tough re-election campaign, announced Thursday it will eliminate 58 transportation agency jobs at the center of the dispute. Erica Borggren, acting secretary of the Illinois Department of...

  • 5-year term for man who threw chair at officer

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago-area man has been sentenced to five years in prison for throwing a courtroom chair at a suburban police officer just as jurors in a civil trial announced a verdict in the officer's favor. A federal judge sentenced 34-year-old Lavelle Watts for assault with a dangerous...

  • 1 of 2 men charged in home invasions pleads guilty

    ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — One of two men accused of breaking into Rockford and Rockton homes and attacking the elderly residents has pleaded guilty to attempted murder and home invasion charges. Coreyon Brown of Roscoe entered the plea Thursday in Winnebago County Circuit Court for the April 25,...

  • Illinois gets $300M in Bank of America settlement

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois will receive $300 million of a national $16.65 billion settlement between the government and Bank of America over the bank's role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis. About $200 million of Illinois' portion will go toward...

  • Term-limit backers seek state Supreme Court ruling

    CHICAGO (AP) — Republican Bruce Rauner and other supporters of political term limits asked the Illinois Supreme Court Thursday to jump into the debate about whether the question can go to voters this fall, just a day before the deadline for approving the November ballot. The Committee for...

  • Illinois unemployment by metro area

    CHICAGO (AP) — Unemployment dropped in all 12 Illinois metro areas in July, a fourth consecutive month of decreases across the state: Area July 2014 July 2013 Bloomington-Normal 6.5% 8.0% Champaign-Urbana 7.2% 9.0% Chicago-Joliet-Naperville 6.8% 9.6% Danville 9.5% 12.0%...

  • Unemployment falls again in all Ill. metro areas

    CHICAGO (AP) — Unemployment fell in all 12 Illinois metro areas in July. It was the fourth straight month of falling jobless rates across the state's metro areas. The Illinois Department of Employment Security said Thursday in its monthly report on metro unemployment that jobless rates also...



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