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  • IL13 race: Callis releases TV ad, GOP attacks ‘life of privilege’

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – Democratic congressional hopeful Ann Callis unveiled her new TV ad Wednesday – a 30-second spot that has the right attacking her “privileged background.” Callis, a former Madison County judge, stepped down from a 19-year career on the bench last year to...

  • Coroner: Illinois woman hit in police chase dies

    ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Winnebago County authorities say a woman has died after being struck by a vehicle fleeing from police last week. A Winnebago County coroner says 42-year-old Karen Williams of Rockford died Wednesday after being hospitalized in critical condition for a week. The coroner's...

  • Quinn, Rauner to speak to Chicago group

    CHICAGO (AP) — The candidates for Illinois governor are set to address a nonprofit group that addresses Chicago area growth. Gov. Pat Quinn and his Republican challenger are set to attend the Metropolitan Planning Council candidate forum on Thursday. Each candidate will address the crowd for...

  • 14 Chicago-area suspects face federal gun charges

    CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities have charged 14 people in the Chicago area on federal gun charges and seized about 100 guns. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago says in a Wednesday statement that federal, state and city law enforcement participated in the investigation that led to an array of...

  • Woman sentenced for conning elderly man of $95,000

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago-area woman is going to prison for conning an elderly man out of $95,000 by pretending to have cancer. Cook County prosecutors say 28-year-old Pebbles Miller of Justice tricked the 80-year-old man into giving her the money over five months. He believed he was helping to...

  • Cahokia Mounds plans Indian culture weekend

    COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site in Collinsville is offering a chance to explore Native American culture next month. The historic site has scheduled "American Indian Educational Days" the weekend of Sept. 13-14. The free event will include demonstrations and hands-on...

  • Mom of Bali murder suspect opens fundraising site

    CHICAGO (AP) — The mother of a man allegedly involved in the death in Indonesia of his girlfriend's mother has created an online fundraising page to raise money to pay for a lawyer. Twenty-one-year-old Tommy Schaefer and his girlfriend, 19-year-old Heather Mack, were arrested in Bali a day...

  • Rauner broadens Ag Department patronage criticism

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The GOP candidate for Illinois governor broadened his criticism of state agriculture officials Wednesday, saying the department was "full of cronyism" and has "folks running things that generally don't have much expertise." Winnetka businessman Bruce Rauner's statements...

  • Chicagoan accused of defrauding Chinese

    CHICAGO (AP) — A 30-year-old Chicagoan faces federal charges for allegedly bilking nearly 300 Chinese of $160 million, including by assuring them their investments would secure them U.S. residency permits. A Wednesday grand jury indictment in Chicago says Anshoo Sethi told investors he was...

  • Quinn: State needs to invest in agriculture

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he plans to invest more in the state Department of Agriculture. The Chicago Democrat is making a tough, nationally watched election bid against Republican Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) of Winnetka. Quinn at a forum in Bloomington Wednesday...

  • Vallas: Rauner plan would cost schools $4 billion

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Republican Bruce Rauner's proposal to dump a temporary state income tax increase would cost public schools $4 billion a year and lead to 28,000 teacher layoffs, the rival campaign for Illinois governor said Wednesday. Paul Vallas, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's running...

  • Durbin: Earmarks have made positive impact

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' senior U.S. Senator is making no apologies for supporting earmarks. Dick Durbin is a Springfield Democrat and the Senate Majority Whip. He's facing GOP state Sen. Jim Oberweis in a re-election bid. Durbin told attendees at a forum in Bloomington Wednesday...

  • Rauner: Dept. of Agriculture 'full of cronyism'

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — The GOP candidate for Illinois governor says if elected he'd work to overhaul the state Department of Agriculture. Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) is a Winnetka businessman. He told attendees at a forum in Bloomington Wednesday coordinated by the Illinois Farm Bureau that the...

  • Oberweis: Government overreaching in regulations

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate says there are too many government regulations on the nation's food supply. Jim Oberweis is a Republican state Senator and dairy magnate. He is challenging Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin in November. Oberweis told attendees at...

  • Illinois Supreme Court reopens after renovations

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court building officially reopened Wednesday after 13 months of extensive renovation work. Chief Justice Rita Garman led members of the media on a tour of the restored building where the state's seven justices will return to begin the court's fall...



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