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  • Teen eludes electronic monitoring, attacks student

    CHICAGO (AP) — A probation officer was suspended Tuesday after a teenager on home electronic monitoring was able to leave his home earlier this month and allegedly sexually assault a pregnant Chicago State University student. WMAQ-TV in Chicago reports (http://bit.ly/1qdkL4y) Cook County...

  • Southwest flight makes emergency landing at Midway

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Southwest Airlines flight from Chicago to New York made an emergency landing Tuesday after an engine warning light came on in the cockpit, an airline spokeswoman said. The light came on shortly after Flight 321 took off from Midway International Airport headed to LaGuardia...

  • McLean County nixes marijuana cultivation center

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — The McLean County Board denied a special use permit for a proposed medical marijuana cultivation center on Tuesday, saying it would be more like a factory than a farm. Board members voted 15-2 to deny the permit requested by Tim Jones, who wanted to build the facility...

  • USDA: Rain, cold hampering Illinois corn harvest

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Wet, cool conditions across much of Illinois have slowed the state's corn harvesting to a creep, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on the heels of its forecast of a record year for production of the grain and soybeans. Illinois corn growers through Sunday had only managed...

  • Ill. AG’s lawsuit against Westwood College will continue in federal court

    Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office will be allowed to continue to press its case against a for-profit college it claims deceived students into enrolling in programs that result in virtually worthless degrees and taking on large amounts of...

  • Rauner questions medical marijuana program secrecy

    CHICAGO (AP) — Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) said Tuesday he wouldn't have signed legislation creating Illinois' medical marijuana pilot program because it includes a secret process for deciding who may grow and sell the drug. Rauner said it's "another hallmark" of a...

  • APNewsBreak: Chicago DEA chief heading to DC

    CHICAGO (AP) — The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration's Chicago division, who has been outspoken about the growing influence of Mexican cartels in the American heartland, is leaving to take one of the agency's top posts in Washington, D.C., a DEA official said Tuesday. Jack Riley, 56,...

  • New subpoena issued for Ill. anti-violence program

    CHICAGO (AP) — Federal authorities in Chicago issued a new subpoena over records involving Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program, state officials confirmed Tuesday. The 2010 Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, the subject of a scathing state auditor general's report for mismanagement...

  • Suspect seeks bond in Illinois meat-tampering case

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A southwestern Illinois man accused of inserting what prosecutors called "booby trap" sewing needles into packaged supermarket meats has asked a federal judge to reconsider denying him bond. Ronald Ayers' public defender, in a motion filed Friday, seeks to overturn a...

  • Lawmaker panel delays decision on fracking rules

    CHICAGO (AP) — A legislative panel said Tuesday that it wants more time to decide whether rules written by the Department of Natural Resources to govern hydraulic fracturing in Illinois can take effect. The legislature's Joint Committee on Administrative Rules received proposed rules for...

  • Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

    ATTENTION: EDITORS: NEWS DIRECTORS: The Associated Press would like to request your help in assembling the weekly Illinois Editorial Roundup. Due to several factors, it has become more challenging to find fresh, original editorials on member websites. We would very much appreciate if you...

  • Former Illinois state's attorney disciplined

    MARION, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court censured a former long-time southern Illinois state's attorney over comments he made during a 2011 murder case. The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission on Monday announced the state high court's decision regarding former...

  • Chicago mayor says students read 2.7 million books

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public School students read 2.7 million books this summer as part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Readers Summer Learning Challenge, officials announced Monday The number eclipsed the goal agreed upon by Emanuel and NBC's "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon. The two agreed during a...

  • Hearing set for man accused in deadly bank holdup

    BENTON, Ill. (AP) — A man accused of fatally stabbing two southern Illinois bank workers and critically wounding a third during a botched robbery has been scheduled for another federal court appearance. U.S. District Judge J. Phil Gilbert has ordered James Nathaniel Watts to appear Oct. 1 in...

  • Chicago man charged in sex assault, officer injury

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man accused of sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend and injuring a university police officer who tried to help her has been ordered held on $800,000 bond. A Cook County judge charged Diego Rodriguez, 20, on Monday with felony counts including aggravated criminal sexual...



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