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  • Bourbonnais prepares to feed hungry Bears and fans

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) — You might not think local businesses would be happy about the prospect of hulking Bears roaming town, but when those bears are the kind that wear helmets and play at Soldier Field it is a different story. In Bourbonnais, as the Chicago Bears are getting ready to start...

  • New CEO named for UofI hospital in Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — A senior adviser to University of Illinois President Robert Easter has been named CEO of the University of Illinois Hospital. The school said in a news release Monday that Avijit Ghosh has been appointed to the job pending approval Thursday from the University of Illinois Board...

  • 1 dead, 3 injured after Washington Park shooting

    WASHINGTON PARK, Ill. (AP) — Police say one man is dead and three other people were injured during a shooting outside a Washington Park nightclub. Illinois State Police Lt. David Bivins identified the victim of the early Sunday shootings as 18-year-old DeLarren S. Patterson of Washington...

  • Missing swimmer's body found in Fox River

    CARPENTERSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say they've found the body of a missing swimmer in the Fox River in suburban Chicago. Carpentersville police said late Sunday that the man's body was recovered after hours of searching. The victim wasn't immediately identified pending notification of...

  • Elgin man dies after trapped under tractor

    GENEVA TOWNSHIP, Ill. (AP) — The Kane County sheriff says an Elgin man has died after he was trapped under a tractor. Kane County Sheriff's officials say 47-year-old Joel Bork of Elgin died Sunday afternoon. Deputies responded to an address in Geneva Township, where they found Bork. He had...

  • Chicago sets up affordable housing task force

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office says a task force has been created in an effort to increase the number of affordable housing units in the city. In a news release, the mayor's office says the task force will be made up of community leaders, several members of the City...

  • Illinois police search for man after club shooting

    BROOKLYN, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois police are looking for a person of interest in connection with an early morning shooting outside a strip club. Brooklyn Police Chief Tony Tomlinson says a man in his 20s was seriously injured after the shooting Sunday. The victim went to the Gateway...

  • Off-duty Chicago Police officer killed in crash

    CHICAGO (AP) — An off-duty Chicago police officer has been killed in a crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway on the city's South Side. According to Chicago police, Tito M. Rodriguez was killed in the crash Sunday afternoon. He'd been an officer with the department since May 2013. State Police...

  • Quinn OKs cannabis use for kids with epilepsy

    CHICAGO (AP) — Minors with epilepsy would be allowed to use medical marijuana under a measure Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed Sunday. The measure adds seizures to the list of treatable conditions in the state's medical cannabis program and allows children with seizures from epilepsy to consume...

  • Bond set for driver in Naperville quarry crash

    WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — Bond has been set at $250,000 for a 21-year-old Geneva man whose car plunged into a water-filled quarry, killing two men who were unable to escape. DuPage County Judge Timothy McJoynt set bond Sunday morning for Michael Szot. State's Attorney Robert Berlin had asked for...

  • The truth about violence in Chicago

    Judged as a whole, Chicago is doing a lot of things right. Judged by the plight of its least fortunate, that's not nearly enough.

  • Quinn, Rauner use jobs claims as campaign weapons

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican rival Bruce Rauner have both sought to use the state's jobs situation as a political weapon. But their claims and the numbers behind them demonstrate that the picture isn't nearly as clear as either Quinn or Rauner suggests. Many...

  • 85-year-old East Dundee woman dies in stabbing

    EAST DUNDEE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say an 85-year-old woman was found stabbed to death Friday in her home in the northern Illinois village of East Dundee. The Kane County Major Crimes Task Force and the East Dundee Police Department are investigating the death of Mildred "Dodie" Darrington...

  • Central Illinois gets $18K for rural development

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' senior U.S. senator is announcing that more than $19,000 is heading to central Illinois for a rural development project. Dick Durbin is a Springfield Democrat. His office says the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded the $18,750 grant to the village of...

  • Alvarez announces racketeering charges

    CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County prosecutors have charged five people in a racketeering investigation that they say targeted members of an organized crime outfit involved in drug trafficking, home invasions and kidnapping. Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez's office announced the charges...



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