Share

More Illinois Articles

  • Ruling expected on Libertarian's place on ballot

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Sangamon County judge is expected to rule Thursday on an appeal by Republican attorneys to remove a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor from the November ballot. Sangamon County Circuit Judge Patrick Kelley heard arguments in which the GOP attorneys questioned...

  • Man gets 15-year prison term on gun conviction

    CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago man described by federal prosecutors as an organized crime enforcer was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years of prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Mario J. Rainone of Addison was found guilty of the gun violation in February. A search warrant was...

  • Illinois launches catch-and-release fly fishing

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Selected Illinois waterways will open ahead of the regular trout season for catch-and-release fly fishing, the Department of Natural Resources announced Wednesday. The new catch-and-release season will open Oct. 4 with the regular trout fishing season starting Oct. 18....

  • Suspect in meat-tampering case again denied bond

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A southwestern Illinois man accused of inserting what prosecutors called "booby trap" sewing needles into packaged supermarket meats "just for the hell of it" again lost a bid Wednesday to be eligible for release on bond. U.S. District Judge David Herndon sided with...

  • Rauner ethics plan targets lobbyists, lawmakers

    CHICAGO (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner released a proposal for ethics reform Wednesday that included a temporary ban on Illinois officials becoming lobbyists and broadening recall powers, ideas political experts called a step in the right direction but difficult to...

  • Quinn blasts NFL owners with dig at GOP opponent

    CHICAGO (AP) — The NFL's handling of the Ray Rice case cropped up in Illinois' gubernatorial race Wednesday when Gov. Pat Quinn indirectly called on his Republican challenger Bruce Rauner — a part owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers — to condemn domestic violence. Quinn, a Chicago Democrat,...

  • Ex-teacher admits misconduct involving girls

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A former southern Illinois math teacher and cross country coach pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges involving sexual misconduct with girls. Timothy Going, 43, of Fairfield entered the pleas to a three indictment counts of attempted sexual exploitation of a...

  • Peoria forgoes search, promotes interim cop chief

    PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Peoria officials on Wednesday named Jerry Mitchell the city's new police chief, a post he held on an interim basis since his predecessor resigned to take a job at Caterpillar Inc. Mitchell became interim police chief after Steve Settingsgaard stepped down in June to become...

  • Woman gets prison sentence in 5-year-old's death

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago woman was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for driving onto a sidewalk and killing a 5-year-old girl after inhaling computer dust cleaner. Carly Rousso of Highland Park was sentenced by Lake County Circuit Judge James Booras after a hearing...

  • Emanuel wants no more signs as large as Trump's

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago will always have the TRUMP sign on one of its tallest buildings to remind everyone in big, bold letters how Mayor Rahm Emanuel got trumped by The Donald, but now the mayor is proposing an ordinance to make sure nobody else can do the same. In the latest chapter of what...

  • Beanie Babies creator's sentence debated in court

    CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors seeking to put the billionaire creator of Beanie Babies in prison for hiding millions in Swiss bank accounts told appellate court judges Wednesday that the toymaker's sentence of probation threatens to erode the judicial system's ability to deter other tax...

  • GOP appeal seeks to knock Libertarian off ballot

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Sangamon County judge is considering an appeal by Republican attorneys to remove a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor from the November ballot. Circuit Judge Patrick Kelley heard arguments Wednesday in Springfield over the appeal, in which the GOP attorneys...

  • Ex-deputy gets 50 years prison in child sex case

    ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A former northern Illinois sheriff's deputy who investigated child pornography was sentenced Wednesday to 50 years in federal prison on charges involving sex with a minor. Gregory Pyle, 39, of Crest Hill pleaded guilty last December, admitting that he brought a boy over...

  • Southern Illinois airport receives $3.2M grant

    MARION, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois airport is receiving $3.2 million in federal funds for construction of a new terminal. The grant for Williamson County Regional Airport in Marion was announced Tuesday by U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart, both Democrats. The money is from...

  • Great Lakes mayors to meet in Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Mayors from municipalities around the Great Lakes are to meet in Chicago next week, officials said Wednesday, about a month after Lake Erie algae contaminated water in Ohio. The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will host the summit of...



From the Weekly Standard