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  • Police arrest suspected 'No Boundary Bank Robber'

    CICERO, Ill. (AP) — Suburban Chicago police have arrested a 31-year-old man they believe is the "No Boundary Bank Robber." A Monday statement from the town of Cicero says its officers arrested Rodrigo Medellin Sunday afternoon following a short car and foot chase. Authorities say the...

  • Cubs honor Jackie Robinson West little leaguers

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are tipping their hats to a championship team at Wrigley Field: The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars. The team that won the national Little League championship game before falling to South Korea in the world championship game was honored on Monday. The Cubs wore...

  • GOP sees gains in Illinois voters tuning out

    DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — The candidates for Illinois congressional seats heard all about it during visits with voters in August: Disgust with Washington. Dismay over accusations and negative advertising in Illinois' state races. Lack of interest in the Nov. 4 election. While the complaints...

  • Man found dead in central Illinois was hit by car

    LEROY, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a 26-year-old found dead in rural central Illinois apparently was struck by a motor vehicle while he walked home after visiting family. McLean County Coroner Beth Kimmerling said Monday that an autopsy showed Blaine B. Umstattd, who last lived in Holder,...

  • US Rep. Duckworth announces she's pregnant

    CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq war veteran and double amputee, said Monday she's pregnant and expecting a baby girl in early December. Duckworth, a Democrat from the Chicago suburb of Hoffman Estates, announced the pregnancy on NBC's "Today" show. "I am so thrilled that I'm...

  • Chicago police: Murders down, shootings up

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Police Department says there were fewer murders in the first eight months of 2014 than in the same period last year. But they also indicate there were more shootings. The police statistics released Monday indicate that in the first eight months of 2014 murders in...

  • Illinois to spend another $102M on high-speed rail

    CHICAGO (AP) — The state of Illinois will spent $102 million to build a bridge over the Kankakee River along with other improvements as part of high-speed rail upgrades between Chicago and St. Louis. Gov. Pat Quinn announced the funding on Sunday. The bridge will be built near Wilmington. The...

  • McLean County man found dead on roadside

    LEROY, Ill. (AP) — A McLean County man has been found dead in rural central Illinois. McLean County Coroner Beth Kimmerling says the 26-year-old man was found on the side of a road in rural LeRoy early on Sunday. He was taken to a Bloomington hospital where emergency department workers...

  • Rauner vow revives governor's mansion question

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — It's been more than a decade since an Illinois governor lived full time at the state's Executive Mansion, but once again a Chicago-area candidate's promise to make his home there has revived the question of just how important it is for the state. Wealthy Republican...

  • Quinn to live on minimum wage for a week

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn, who has made his push to raise the state's minimum wage a key component of his re-election campaign, said Sunday he will live on the equivalent of a minimum wage salary for the next week. Quinn said he plans to spend no more than $79 on food and other expenses — a...

  • Cleveland welcomes growing field of server farms

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Northeast Ohio is hardly ready to usurp Silicon Valley as a high-tech mecca, but a growing number of data centers are choosing to locate in and around Cleveland to take advantage of cheap power, an abundance of fiber-optic cable and one of the safest environments in the country...

  • Illinois governors differed in mansion habits

    CHICAGO (AP) — Most of Illinois' governors have lived in the Executive Mansion in Springfield at least part time. The first governor to call the 1855 manor home was Democratic former Gov. Joel Matteson, whose single term in office ended in 1857. Here's a look at the five most recent Illinois...

  • Man brings 2 military flares to Illinois sheriff

    MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in southern Illinois moved jail inmates and evacuated a restaurant after a man came to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office with empty casings of two military flares. The incident happened Saturday evening in Murphysboro. The sheriff's office says a "mentally...

  • 4 shot to death in Chicago suburb of Elmhurst

    ELMHURST, Ill. (AP) — Police have found four family members shot to death in the western Chicago suburb of Elmhurst. The bodies were found Saturday evening. Authorities early Sunday identified the victims as 82-year-old Francis Stack, 82-year-old Joan Stack, 48-year-old Francis Stack Jr. and...

  • Quinn announces opening of Algonquin bypass

    ALGONQUIN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has announced that the Algonquin bypass will be opening Sept. 4 after three years of construction on the project. The bypass is a new, four-lane segment of Illinois Route 31 that aims to increase mobility in and around the Fox Valley area. The...



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