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  • Quinn: Rauner ad shows 'pattern of dishonesty'

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has blasted a new commercial by his Republican opponent in which headlines from news stories appear doctored. Speaking to reporters at a Thursday campaign event in Chicago, the Democrat called the alterations "clearly wrong." Bruce Rauner's (ROW'-nurz) 30-second...

  • Quinn backs county ballot measure on gun laws

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has thrown his support behind a Cook County ballot measure that asks voters to weigh in on Illinois gun laws. The Democrat called on county residents Thursday to support tougher gun laws through what he called "the power of the ballot box." He spoke at a Chicago...

  • GOP Rauner's campaign ad used made-up headlines

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Republican candidate for Illinois governor's most recent campaign ad is being called into question for tailoring headlines from news stories to look more critical of his opponent. Bruce Rauner's (ROW'-nurz) 30-second commercial called "Headlines" overlays what...

  • Illinois unemployment by metro area

    CHICAGO (AP) — Unemployment dropped in all 12 Illinois metro areas in June, a third consecutive month of decreases across the state: Area June 2014 June 2013 Bloomington-Normal 6.4% 7.9% Champaign-Urbana 6.9% 9.0% Chicago-Joliet-Naperville 7.1% 10.1% Danville 9.3% 11.6%...

  • Jobless rates fall in all Illinois metro areas

    CHICAGO (AP) — The state Department of Employment Security says unemployment rates dropped in June in all 12 Illinois metro areas. It was the third straight month of across-the-board decreases. Department Director Jay Rowell said Thursday in the agency's monthly report on metro unemployment...

  • Man held in 1992 strangling death of Illinois teen

    CHICAGO (AP) — More than two decades after the strangling death of an Illinois teenager, a 71-year-old man was arrested in California in connection with the case, authorities in Illinois said Thursday. Robert Serritella was arrested Monday in Los Angeles County on a warrant issued by Cook...

  • 16-year-old boy shot dead in Chicago house

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say a 16-year-old boy is dead after a bullet fired from outside came through a window and struck him inside a South Side home. Police say that the 16-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the house a short time after the Wednesday night shooting. Police officials...

  • Last chance for Illinois State Fair discount pass

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Time is running out to snag the best discount for carnival rides at the Illinois State Fair. In an announcement made Wednesday, fair officials said the price of the carnival Mega Pass will increase from $65 to $75 on Monday. The Mega Pass is good for unlimited rides...

  • U of I expected to boost arena renovation budget

    CHICAGO (AP) — University of Illinois trustees are expected to agree to increase the budget for renovating the State Farm Center in Champaign by $4.5 million. Trustees are also expected to agree to a raise for head basketball coach John Groce (GROHS) when they meet Thursday in Chicago. The...

  • 4-year-old boy dies in suburban Chicago house fire

    BENSENVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old boy has died in a house fire in the northwest Chicago suburb of Bensenville. The DuPage County Coroner's office confirmed the boy died Wednesday afternoon and said an autopsy is planned on Thursday. The office identified the boy as...

  • Police: Man found shot dead in East St. Louis

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A man has been found shot dead on an East St. Louis street. Police released little other information about the early Wednesday death. Assistant Police Chief Ronald Ike says police arrived to find the victim's body. He says it appears the man died from at least one...

  • Online system to offer pheasant hunting permits

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — State officials say permits for controlled pheasant hunting in Illinois will soon be available. In a Wednesday news release, state officials say 16 of 20 pheasant hunting sites are operated by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The others are operated in a...

  • Chicago lawyer named ambassador to Czech Republic

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago attorney has been confirmed as the United States' ambassador to the Czech Republic. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin issued a statement Wednesday after the U.S. Senate confirmed Andrew Schapiro as ambassador. Durbin says Schapiro is the son of a Czech immigrant and takes the...

  • Asian carp cooking demonstrations part of tourney

    BATH, Ill. (AP) — Several well-known chefs will be traveling to central Illinois to offer demonstrations on how to cook Asian carp. The invasive fish has infested the Illinois and Mississippi rivers in recent years. The chefs, including Philippe Parola, will serve up a number of recipes...

  • Cook County to cut buildings' carbon emissions

    CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County buildings will be getting greener. The county's Board of Commissioners has approved an ordinance aimed at making public buildings more energy efficient — with the goal of sharply cutting greenhouse gases emitted by county-owned buildings. A county report says...



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