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  • Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

    July 20, 2014 The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan Thank you, Ken Gray Ken Gray wanted to stand out. Mission accomplished. The longtime congressman, who died July 12 at 89, was known for his colorful personality and bold wardrobe. His unique look wasn't the only way Gray managed to break...

  • Man gets 17 years for foiled murder-for-hire plot

    WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for his foiled attempt to hire a hit man to kill three of his relatives. DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin says 24-year-old Matthew Olszewski (ohl-SHEFS'-kee) of Glendale Heights also was sentenced...

  • Chicago mayor holds meeting on city violence

    CHICAGO (AP) — Three days after a bullet fired on the a city street pierced a wall and killed an 11-year-old girl playing inside a house, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel gathered law enforcement officials, educators and others on Monday to talk about violence in the city. Though Emanuel and others...

  • Man gets 65 years prison in dismemberment killing

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — One of two men accused of killing a southwestern Illinois woman and dismembering her body has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 65 years in prison. A Madison County judge sentenced 29-year-old Patrick Chase of Alton to 45 years on a first-degree murder charge and...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.



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