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  • Official: Donations drying up for Lincoln library

    CHICAGO (AP) — Top officials at the foundation behind the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum said Wednesday that fundraising is drying up because of tensions between the library's executive director and the director of the state agency that oversees it. The Abraham Lincoln...

  • Obama in Chicago for political appearances

    CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama stepped off Air Force One at the Gary-Chicago International Airport and headed for Chicago, where he will spend the night at his home in the Kenwood neighborhood. The president used a Boeing 757 for Wednesday's trip, instead of the larger Boeing 747 he...

  • Flight operations at Chicago airports improving

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says that despite the sabotage last week at a suburban Chicago air traffic control center, air traffic controllers managed more operations at O'Hare International Airport on Tuesday than at any other airport. The agency said that by Wednesday...

  • Governor candidates' views on Obama library evolve

    CHICAGO (AP) — The candidates for Illinois governor have evolving views on who should pay for a potential presidential library in President Barack Obama's home state, but both Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner say private funding should be a main source. Quinn and Rauner —...

  • Illinois Woman, son charged with meth conspiracy

    PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois woman and her son are charged with conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine, according to federal prosecutors. U.S. Magistrate Jonathan Hawley ordered Denise Taylor of Mason City held by the U.S. Marshals Service and set a detention hearing...

  • Ex-Chicago police commander getting out of prison

    CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago police commander in federal prison for lying about the torture of suspects by officers under his command is expected to be released Thursday, his lawyer said. Jon Burge has served more than four years on a conviction of perjury in connection with testimony he...

  • Man charged in 2009 death of Chicago woman

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois State Police has announced its Cold Case Squad has solved the death of a woman reported missing to a suburban Chicago police department. Dolton police asked state police to lead the investigation into the death of 37-year-old Arika Sims of Chicago. She was last seen in...

  • Chicago man charged in Galesburg slaying

    GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago man has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and weapons charges in the death of a Galesburg man. WGIL-Radio in Galesburg reports that 29-year-old Christopher Croom's public defender entered a not guilty plea on his behalf at an appearance in Knox County...

  • Federal prosecutors charge 22 in alleged drug ring

    CHICAGO (AP) — Federal authorities said Wednesday they disrupted a major drug trafficking network stretching from Mexico to six U.S. states, and investigators partially credited a Chicago-based task force that focuses on the nexus between Mexican cartels and street gangs. Twenty-two suspects...

  • Professor who lost U of I offer plans speeches

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — An academic who lost a University of Illinois job offer because of profane, anti-Israel Twitter messages plans a series of talks at Chicago-area universities. Students for Justice in Palestine and Chicago-based Gay Liberation Network are sponsoring talks by former...

  • Health official reassures public on Ebola in US

    CHICAGO (AP) — The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has the head of the Chicago Department of Public Health assuring people the virus doesn't pose a significant risk to the general public. Dr. Bechara Choucair says his department has been working for more than a month with health care...

  • Judge: Suspect in SIU threats should be released

    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has ruled a Chicago man accused of mailing threats of rapes, bombings and beheadings to Southern Illinois University's Carbondale campus should be released pending trial. But at a Wednesday detention hearing in Chicago, Magistrate Judge Susan Cox stayed Derrick...

  • Person in custody after Carpentersville stabbing

    CARPENTERSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Police say a person of interest is in custody following the stabbing death of a Carpentersville woman. The middle-aged woman was attacked in her home on Monday night. Her name has not yet been released, pending notification of the victim's family. It's unclear...

  • IDOC: No need to review rules on convict contact

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Department of Corrections officials say there's no need to review rules about prison administrators' contact with ex-convicts after a sex offender was found living with a prison warden. Twenty-nine-year Corrections veteran Nedra Chandler resigned Tuesday from...

  • Armed man arrested at Chicago-area water facility

    ELGIN, Ill. (AP) — A man armed with a handgun has been arrested near a wastewater treatment facility northwest of Chicago. Elgin police responded after 911 callers reported a possible hostage situation and said a man was attempting to shut down water equipment. The incident took place...



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