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  • 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...

  • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announces $14.4 million in park grants

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has announced $14.4 million in investments for park development and storm water management on Chicago's south side and south suburbs. Projects include a $2.1 million grant for an expansion of the Sandridge Community Center in Calumet City, a $2 million...

  • Police: Family members found dead in Elmhurst home

    ELMHURST, Ill. (AP) — Police say "several" members of a family have been found dead inside a suburban Chicago home. Elmhurst police Chief Michael Ruth says officers were performing a well-being check at the house when the found "several family members deceased." Ruth told reporters at a news...

  • Beyond governor race, big stakes in Illinois vote

    CHICAGO (AP) — Anyone in Illinois who's turned on a television in recent weeks knows the race for governor is shaping up as a no-holds-barred, no-expenses-spared slugfest. While the contest between Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn and Republican businessman Bruce Rauner could be one of the hardest...

  • UIC faculty vote 'no confidence' in chancellor

    CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Illinois at Chicago's faculty Senate has taken a vote of "no confidence" in the leadership of its outgoing chancellor. University officials say the 44-9 vote in favor of the resolution against Paula Allen-Meares was taken Thursday. The resolution comes as the...

  • Man charged in hunting knife attack on Chicago bus

    CHICAGO (AP) — Police in Chicago have arrested a man accused of slashing another man in the face with a large hunting knife during an argument on a public city bus. According to a Police Department news release Saturday, 54-year-old Kevin Lee of Chicago has been charged with aggravated battery...

  • Medical marijuana applications posted for Illinois business

    CHICAGO (AP) — The official applications have been posted for aspiring medical marijuana businesses in Illinois. The applications and detailed instructions were posted Friday on the program's website. The application period opens Sept. 8 and runs through Sept. 22 for a limited number of...

  • Illinois museum to display 1916 military equipment

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — If you've ever wondered how Americans waged war 100 years ago, the Illinois State Military Museum will give you a glimpse of the past. The Springfield museum plans to put uniforms, weapons and other equipment on display that was used by the Illinois National Guard...

  • Storm leaves water in historic Springfield home

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A thunderstorm left water standing in the basement of the Dana-Thomas House State Historic Site in Springfield, causing the cancellation of tours. The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency announced Friday that experts were evaluating damage and considering the next...

  • Ingleside middle school teacher wanted for assault

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago grade school teacher is wanted on allegations he sexually assaulted a girl. An arrest warrant was issued Friday by the Lake County Sheriff's Department for Michael R. Vucic, an 18-year teacher at Gavin South Middle School in Ingleside. Vucic is charged...

  • State agency issues long-awaited fracking rules

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Stricter requirements for disclosing the use of chemicals are part of new proposed rules issued by the state Friday as part of the process of regulating fracking, the high-volume oil and gas drilling method that proponents hope will bring a surge of jobs to Illinois....

  • U of I facing scrutiny over job-offer decision

    URBANA, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois is facing scrutiny as classes resume from some of its faculty, other academics and students over its decision to rescind a job offer to a professor after his prolific, sometimes profane use of Twitter to voice anger at Israel. Phyllis Wise, the...

  • Illinois governor grants 38 clemency requests

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has taken action on 124 clemency petitions, granting 38 and denying 86. The Chicago Democrat announced the news in a release Friday afternoon. His office says those who were granted clemency have recently undergone criminal background checks. Clemencies...



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