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  • Illinois Medicaid restricts use of hepatitis drug

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois is placing tight restrictions on a new hepatitis C drug that costs $1,000 per pill. Medicaid patients must meet 25 criteria and get prior approval before the government health care program will pay for Sovaldi. The drug can stop the liver-damaging virus, but it comes...

  • Japanese firm expands Illinois rail car plant

    ROCHELLE, Ill. (AP) — A Japanese rail car manufacturer is expanding its plant in north-central Illinois, adding 90 jobs. Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday attended the opening of the new $100 million Nippon Sharyo Manufacturing LLC facility in Rochelle. The company has a passenger rail car...

  • Police search for trucker after fatal I-70 wreck

    TROY, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Police are searching for a tractor-trailer driver who they say drove off after being involved in an accident that left another motorist dead. Police did not immediately identify the motorist killed in the wreck shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday on westbound...

  • Pipe bomb found in downtown Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Federal agencies are investigating after a pipe bomb was found outside a downtown Springfield restaurant. A Secretary of State Police bomb squad on Monday evening used a high-powered water cannon to safely disable the 7-inch-long pipe filled with explosives....

  • Hearing delayed for Rock Island man in murder case

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (AP) — A western Illinois judge has postponed a preliminary hearing for a Rock Island man charged in the slaying of his former girlfriend. The Rock Island Argus (http://bit.ly/1rG0esc) reports that the judge on Tuesday ordered the hearing for 39-year-old Timothy McVay be...

  • Charges upgraded to murder after Palatine fight

    PALATINE, Ill. (AP) — A 35-year-old Palatine man is now facing a first-degree murder charge after a man died who he allegedly punched outside a bar. The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald (http://bit.ly/1zuK7Cn ) reports that Michael G. Platt was charged Tuesday, a day after 26-year-old Ryan...

  • Illinois officials identify man killed by police

    PANA, Ill. (AP) — Illinois authorities have identified a man who shot and wounded a police officer before being killed by troopers during an exchange of gunfire. The Christian County Coroner says 25-year-old Josh Edwards of Pana was killed Tuesday morning at a home just west of the city....

  • Peoria Library lands on National Register

    PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Peoria's 104-year-old Lincoln Library has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The (Peoria) Journal Star Reports (http://bit.ly/1s1TpSY ) library officials learned last week that the facility was awarded national registry status as a historic place...

  • Manager of home physician service accused of fraud

    CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a suburban Chicago registered nurse who runs a service that sends doctors to patients' homes has been arrested on health care fraud charges. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago said Tuesday that 45-year-old Diana Jocelyn Gumila of Streamwood is charged...

  • Serial bank robber gets 20 years in federal prison

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — An unemployed Washington state restaurant worker has been sentenced to two decades in federal prison for robbing banks in Illinois and two other states. Forty-nine-year-old Carl Frederick Kieffer of Spokane, Washington, pleaded guilty in May in East St. Louis to...

  • Businessman found guilty of murder seeks new trial

    BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — A Cook County judge is expected to schedule a hearing on whether a suburban Chicago businessman convicted of killing his wife should get a new trial. The Southtown Star reports (http://bit.ly/1laOBG1 ) Allan Kustok is set to appear in court Friday. In March, a jury...

  • Judge releases detail of fatal Cairo bank robbery

    BENTON, Ill. (AP) — A federal judge has released details of the case against a southern Illinois man accused of killing two women during a Cairo bank robbery. The judge on Tuesday unsealed a warrant which describes in detail the alleged crimes of James Watts. The 30-year-old Watts of Cairo...

  • Suburb expands unit that bicycles to emergencies

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago fire department is making it easier to respond to those tough-to-get-to emergencies. The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald (http://bit.ly/ ) reports that the Downers Grove Fire Department recently added five people to its team that responds to...

  • Teen charged as adult in shooting of 16-year-old

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago teenager charged as an adult has been ordered held without bond in the fatal shooting last month of another teen who was watching television at home. A Cook County judge on Tuesday called 15-year-old Rasaan Price "a danger to society" after prosecutors explained how...

  • Illinois boy meets Coast Guard rescuers again

    WHEELING, Ill. (AP) — A nine-year-old Illinois boy has reconnected with the Coast Guard helicopter crew who rescued him earlier this month from Lake Michigan. Tommy Alter of Highland Park on Tuesday said thank you to the crew that rescued him from the lake near Peninsula State Park in Door...



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