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  • Carbondale firefighters move into new building

    CHICAGO (AP) — Firefighters in Carbondale are moving into a new station even though state officials say there are some building violations related to accessibility. Carbondale's WSIL-TV (http://bit.ly/1kZJl7X ) reports the Illinois attorney general's office says the building isn't handicapped...

  • Illinois State board picks new chairman

    NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State University's trustees have elected a veteran board member as their new chairman. Trustees voted Friday to make Rocky Donahue the new chairman. He replaces Michael McCuskey, who retired this month. According to The Pantagraph in Bloomington...

  • Kirk again calls for removal of hospital head

    BERWYN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk continues to call for the removal of upper management at Hines VA Hospital outside Chicago. Kirk met Friday with Hines director Joan Ricard, whose removal he has repeatedly recommended. He says he suggested to her that she "get a criminal lawyer"...

  • Fast food workers plan next steps in wage campaign

    VILLA PARK, Ill. (AP) — Fast food workers from across the country are in suburban Chicago to make plans to ramp up their campaign for higher wages and union representation. The national convention is being held in Villa Park, where about 1,300 workers on Saturday will pledge to do whatever it...

  • Quinn welcomes 37 state police academy graduates

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is welcoming a new class of state troopers. Quinn attended a graduation ceremony for the 37 officers at the State Police Academy in Springfield on Friday. He says the graduates have been rigorously trained to uphold a "long and distinguished...

  • Northern Illinois county considers hiring freeze

    ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois county may put a freeze on all hiring to address a $2.5 million budget shortfall. The Rockford Register Star reports (http://bit.ly/1pm0Qke ) Winnebago County officials are considering the cost-saving measure as they draft a spending plan for the...

  • 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...



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