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  • Highland teachers accept new contract, end strike

    HIGHLAND, Ill. (AP) — Highland teachers overwhelmingly approved a three-year contract Thursday, ending a six-day strike that kept about 3,000 students out of the classroom. The Highland Education Association announced the vote was 150-2 to approve the contract. The agreement provides a 4.3...

  • Illinois Innocence Project awarded $250K grant

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A project at the University of Illinois Springfield that is dedicated to investigating wrongful convictions has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. University officials say the $249,999 in federal funds will allow legal staff and students at the...

  • GOP's Rauner not a fan of gambling, airport slots

    CHICAGO (AP) — Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner said Thursday he's not a fan of gambling or a plan to put slot machines at Chicago's international airports, but he wouldn't stand in the way of adding casinos if local communities support it. Illinois lawmakers for years have pushed...

  • Police commander indicted for alleged battery

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police commander accused of placing his gun down the throat of a suspect and threatening to kill him was surrounded by supporters Thursday when he was officially indicted on charges of aggravated battery and official misconduct. Glenn Evans is accused of shoving the...

  • Coast Guard: Towboat sinks in the Mississippi

    CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — The Coast Guard said Thursday it was investigating what caused a towboat carrying 3,500 gallons of diesel fuel to sink in the Mississippi River near the southern Illinois city of Chester. Two crew members of the Maverick were rescued by another towboat when the sinking...

  • Emanuel backs away from naming school after Obama

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Thursday he has scuttled his plan to name a new high school after President Barack Obama. Emanuel, Obama's former White House chief of staff, said in a statement that the decision to back away from naming the school after his former boss comes...

  • 2 Illinois women die from West Nile virus

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Two women with West Nile virus have died, becoming the state's first deaths from the illness this year, health officials announced Thursday. One woman was in her 70s and the other was in her 80s, said Chicago Department of Public Health spokesman Ryan Gage. Another two...

  • Illinois jobless rate declines in August

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Illinois' unemployment fell in August to 6.7 percent, the sixth straight monthly decrease in the state's jobless rate, the Illinois Department of Employment Security said Thursday. The latest figure, down one-tenth of a percentage point from July, represents a drop from 9.2...

  • Alleged gang member sentenced; judge cites murder

    CHICAGO (AP) — A purported leader of the Traveling Vice Lords street gang was sentenced Thursday to 35 years in prison for drug trafficking, with a federal judge also factoring into her sentence that the defendant likely murdered a Chicago police officer and a woman in 2008. Jason "J Rock"...

  • ComEd settles for $46M with state of Illinois

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Commerce Commission on Thursday approved a $46.2 million Commonwealth Edison settlement over lawsuits with the state that could mean refunds of about $8 for customers on their November electric bills, the Illinois attorney general's office said. The settlement...

  • Judge: Libertarian candidate can be on ballot

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Sangamon County judge on Thursday rejected the Republican Party's attempt to have a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor struck from the Nov. 4 ballot. Judge Patrick Kelley denied GOP attorneys' appeal of a State Board of Elections decision to allow Chad Grimm...

  • IL13 race: Article calls Callis’ residency called into question

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – The Democratic nominee seeking to represent Illinois’ 13th Congressional District may not have technically lived in the state while serving as a circuit judge, according to a recent report. The candidate in question is Ann Callis, a former Madison County...

  • 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...



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