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  • No suspect in shooting death of Chicago 9-year-old

    CHICAGO (AP) — Outraged public and community leaders were offering a reward Thursday for information leading to the arrest of a suspect in the death of a 9-year-old, in what has almost become a ritual in Chicago. Antonio Smith was shot at least twice and killed Wednesday afternoon, not far from...

  • Agency cuts jobs at center of Quinn hiring dispute

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn's administration, stung by a federal lawsuit alleging illegal hiring amid a tough re-election campaign, announced Thursday it will eliminate 58 transportation agency jobs at the center of the dispute. Erica Borggren, acting secretary of the Illinois Department of...

  • 5-year term for man who threw chair at officer

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago-area man has been sentenced to five years in prison for throwing a courtroom chair at a suburban police officer just as jurors in a civil trial announced a verdict in the officer's favor. A federal judge sentenced 34-year-old Lavelle Watts for assault with a dangerous...

  • 1 of 2 men charged in home invasions pleads guilty

    ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — One of two men accused of breaking into Rockford and Rockton homes and attacking the elderly residents has pleaded guilty to attempted murder and home invasion charges. Coreyon Brown of Roscoe entered the plea Thursday in Winnebago County Circuit Court for the April 25,...

  • Illinois gets $300M in Bank of America settlement

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois will receive $300 million of a national $16.65 billion settlement between the government and Bank of America over the bank's role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis. About $200 million of Illinois' portion will go toward...

  • Term-limit backers seek state Supreme Court ruling

    CHICAGO (AP) — Republican Bruce Rauner and other supporters of political term limits asked the Illinois Supreme Court Thursday to jump into the debate about whether the question can go to voters this fall, just a day before the deadline for approving the November ballot. The Committee for...

  • Illinois unemployment by metro area

    CHICAGO (AP) — Unemployment dropped in all 12 Illinois metro areas in July, a fourth consecutive month of decreases across the state: Area July 2014 July 2013 Bloomington-Normal 6.5% 8.0% Champaign-Urbana 7.2% 9.0% Chicago-Joliet-Naperville 6.8% 9.6% Danville 9.5% 12.0%...

  • Unemployment falls again in all Ill. metro areas

    CHICAGO (AP) — Unemployment fell in all 12 Illinois metro areas in July. It was the fourth straight month of falling jobless rates across the state's metro areas. The Illinois Department of Employment Security said Thursday in its monthly report on metro unemployment that jobless rates also...

  • Officials announce start of Springfield rail work

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The first major construction work is beginning on a project to combine rail lines running through the state capital into a single corridor. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin joined other officials Thursday in Springfield for a ceremonial groundbreaking on a planned $20 million...

  • Term-limit backers seek Supreme Court intervention

    CHICAGO (AP) — Republican Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) and other supporters of political term limits have asked the Illinois Supreme Court to quickly decide whether the question can go on November's ballot. The Committee for Legislative Reform and Term Limits filed an emergency petition Thursday...

  • Man charged in attack on Chicago teen gang recruit

    CHICAGO (AP) — A third person has been charged in connection with a brutal attack on a 15-year-old Chicago boy who refused to join a gang. Police on Thursday announced that Marco Garcia-Bojorquez has been charged with attempted first-degree murder in the March attack in the city's Little...

  • Correction: Illinois Prison-Lockdown story

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — In an April 5 story about a lockdown at the Menard Correctional Center in southern Illinois, The Associated Press erroneously reported that one state Department of Corrections employee supervises 50 inmates in the prison knitshop and that searching the inmates there is...

  • AG: Hotline available for settlement mortgage help

    CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney General Lisa Madigan says Illinois consumers who believe they were impacted by "shoddy" mortgages through Bank of America can call her office or the bank for help. Madigan says that Illinois' share of a nearly $17 billion national settlement with Bank of America is about...

  • Correction: University of Illinois-President story

    URBANA, Ill. (AP) — In a story Aug. 21 about the University of Illinois' search for a new president, The Associated Press reported erroneously that current President Robert Easter plans to retire in January. Easter plans to step down at the end of June. A corrected version of the story is...

  • Affordable housing project begins in Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro was in Chicago to break ground on a new public housing project. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Willie Cochran and officials from Preservation of Affordable Housing Inc. joined the Obama administration official. The...



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