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  • Quinn: Workers' compensation rate to fall in 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says the state's workers' compensation insurance rates will drop 5.5 percent next year. Quinn announced Wednesday the cut in rates is being recommended by the National Council on Compensation Insurance, which annually reviews payments and fees and proposes...

  • Court filing details carnage of fatal bank robbery

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man accused of killing two Illinois bank workers and critically wounding a third during a botched robbery attempt — stabbing one of them more than 50 times — told officers he "made sure" they would die, investigators say in an unsealed court filing. In an application for a...

  • Governor candidates assess overseas tax breaks

    CHICAGO (AP) — The practice of U.S. corporations reorganizing with foreign entities overseas to reduce taxes back home has emerged as an issue in Illinois' gubernatorial race, with Gov. Pat Quinn strongly condemning the growing trend as "unpatriotic" on Wednesday and questioning his Republican...

  • Chicago mayor proposes hike in hourly minimum wage

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has introduced an ordinance that would gradually increase the minimum wage in the city to $13 an hour. The proposal would increase the current $8.25 minimum wage by 45 percent over the next four years. If approved by the City Council, wages would...

  • Quinn signs epinephrine law for Illinois schools

    CHICAGO (AP) — A new bill signed into Illinois law says trained personnel at schools statewide will be able to administer injectable epinephrine for those appearing to have strong allergic reactions. Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Wednesday that'll allow trained school officials to...

  • Charges upgraded to murder after Palatine fight

    PALATINE, Ill. (AP) — A 35-year-old Palatine man is being held in lieu of $2 million bond on a first-degree murder charge after the death of a man the suspect allegedly punched outside a bar. The Daily Herald in Arlington Heights reports (http://bit.ly/1pqB4Ov) reports Michael G. Platt was...

  • Man seeks withdrawal of plea in fatal stabbing

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A Waukegan man wants to withdraw the guilty plea entered in connection with the stabbing death of a Round Lake man and the injuring of a teenager. A Lake County judge on Wednesday scheduled an Aug. 26 hearing on a request made by the attorney for Zervont Thomas. The...

  • Illinois Medicaid restricts use of hepatitis drug

    CHICAGO (AP) — Facing ballooning costs for a $1,000 pill to treat hepatitis C, Illinois' Medicaid program is putting tight restrictions in place, including requiring patients to meet 25 criteria and get prior approval before the government program will pay for the new drug. After spending an...

  • Police search for trucker after fatal I-70 wreck

    MARINE, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Police are searching for a tractor-trailer driver who they say drove off after being involved in an accident that left another motorist dead. Madison County Coroner Stephen Nonn says 20-year-old Jacob Dey of Brighton died at the scene of the accident shortly...

  • Trial begins for man accused of deadly house fire

    PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A trial is underway in central Illinois for a man accused of setting a Peoria house fire that killed four people, including a 2-year-old boy. The (Peoria) Journal Star (http://bit.ly/1n3OiMR) reports that a jury of seven men and five women were selected Wednesday in the...

  • Quinn: State will 'prevail' in Shakman lawsuit

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn says attorneys representing the state will be ready to defend their position in a lawsuit scrutinizing hiring in his Department of Transportation. The next court hearing falls weeks before the November contest where Quinn is seeking re-election. The Chicago...

  • City leaders say PCBs not only concern at landfill

    CLINTON, Ill. (AP) — Communities that rely on a large central Illinois aquifer say Gov. Pat Quinn's decision to block disposal of PCBs at the Clinton Landfill might not do enough to protect their drinking water. Quinn's office says the state Environmental Protection Agency will modify a permit...

  • Japanese firm expands Illinois rail car plant

    ROCHELLE, Ill. (AP) — A Japanese rail car manufacturer is expanding its plant in north-central Illinois, adding 90 jobs. Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday attended the opening of the new $100 million Nippon Sharyo Manufacturing LLC facility in Rochelle. The company has a passenger rail car production...

  • Pipe bomb found in downtown Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Federal agencies are investigating after a pipe bomb was found outside a downtown Springfield restaurant. A Secretary of State Police bomb squad on Monday evening used a high-powered water cannon to safely disable the 7-inch-long pipe filled with explosives. Springfield...

  • Hearing delayed for Rock Island man in murder case

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (AP) — A western Illinois judge has postponed a preliminary hearing for a Rock Island man charged in the slaying of his former girlfriend. The Rock Island Argus (http://bit.ly/1rG0esc) reports that the judge on Tuesday ordered the hearing for 39-year-old Timothy McVay be held...



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