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  • 1 dead, 6 others wounded on Chicago street

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago authorities are reporting that a 13-year-old was killed and six others wounded while standing on West Side street corner. A Chicago Fire Department spokesman said Friday the boy was declared dead at the scene of the shooting in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. The...

  • NJ Gov. Christie campaigns for Rauner in Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stopped in Chicago Friday to campaign for Republican Bruce Rauner, calling his bid to defeat Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn "among the most important governor's races in the country." Christie and Rauner grabbed hot dogs and milk shakes at a downtown...

  • Feds' immigration figures may not give full story

    CHICAGO (AP) — Recent data released by the federal government may reflect only a fraction of how many unaccompanied children apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border are in Illinois, with at least one top elected official saying hundreds more could be at shelters. In a state-by-state list made...

  • Illinois man gets 1 year in grant fraud scheme

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The husband of a former suburban Chicago police chief has been sentenced to one year in prison for his role in a $1.25 million grant fraud scheme. Ronald Evans, Jr. of Country Club Hills pleaded guilty last year to money laundering and wire fraud. The U.S. Attorney's...

  • ATF director to tour new Chicago gun center

    CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois toured a new Chicago center authorities say may help stem gun-related violence in the nation's third latest city. After his Friday tour, Durbin said he thinks the Gun Crime Intelligence Center will be a crucial tool in the fight against gun...

  • Man accused of taking computers from foot lockers

    CHICAGO (AP) — A worker at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport is accused of stealing two computers from military foot lockers that were being shipped overseas. Authorities say cameras recorded James Matthews of Sauk Village taking items from the lockers at the airport's post office and...

  • Quinn 'deeply concerned' about child immigrants

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he's "deeply concerned" about the welfare of unaccompanied children who've crossed the border into the U.S. The Chicago Democrat's statement follows federal data released Thursday showing Illinois this year has received 305 unaccompanied children...

  • Man, 18, charged in child death held without bond

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Cook County judge has ordered an 18-year-old charged in the shooting death of an 11-year-old held without bond. Tevin Lee faces murder, felony murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm in the death of Shamiya Adams. She was making s'mores at a friend's house in Chicago's...

  • Emerald ash borer found in central Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Agriculture says the destructive emerald ash borer has been found in two central Illinois counties. State officials announced Friday that arborists confirmed the beetle in Peoria and Tazewell counties. In Peoria County, they were found near...

  • McHenry man charged in woman's slaying

    MCHENRY, Ill. (AP) — A 62-year-old McHenry man has been charged with murder in the slaying of a woman whose skeletal remains were found in his home. William J. Ross initially was charged with concealing a homicide after a maintenance worker in November found skeletal remains inside a plastic...

  • Mayor speaks out on Chicago red-light cameras

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is acknowledging that the city needs to take steps to restore public trust in the red-light camera program after an unexplained spike in the number of tickets. Emanuel's statements come after media reports about at least 9,000 questionable tickets at...

  • Ohio AG suing Chicago mortgage rescue business

    DeWine SANDUSKY, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced a lawsuit on Wednesday against a Chicago-based mortgage rescue business that allegedly took money from consumers and made false promises about its ability to rescue homeowners from foreclosure. Credence...

  • Illinois woman dies rescuing boy in Wisconsin lake

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — Friends and family are mourning the death of an Illinois woman who drowned while rescuing a 9-year-old boy in a Wisconsin lake. The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1rCMLDF ) 47-year-old Karen Wessel of Arlington Heights died Tuesday. The...

  • Cook County to get $4.7 million for construction

    CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County is getting more than $4.7 million from the state for construction projects, including new roofs for buildings at area colleges. In a news release, Gov. Pat Quinn's office says the projects — funded by the governor's $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! program —...

  • Man sentenced after DNA test linked him to rape

    CHICAGO (AP) — A 40-year prison sentence was handed a Chicago man convicted of sexual assault after a rape kit linked him to a 2002 attack. Steven Murphy was accused of sexually assaulting a woman who was on her way to buy milk for her children in October 2002. After the attack, the victim...



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