More Illinois Articles

  • Chicago school board approves $5.8 billion budget

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Board of Education has approved what officials say is a "stop-gap budget" that doesn't solve the school district's long-term financial problems. The Civic Federation, a watchdog group, criticized the $5.8 billion budget Wednesday as "gimmick-based" for using a...

  • High school track coach accused of sexual assault

    CHICAGO (AP) — A volunteer track coach at Chicago's Simeon Career Academy has been charged with raping a student in a school office and groping two other students. Gerald L. Gaddy was ordered held Wednesday in lieu of $300,000 bond on aggravated criminal sexual abuse, criminal sexual assault,...

  • Standard & Poor's gives Illinois negative outlook

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has changed its outlook on Illinois' credit rating for the worse. The agency Wednesday revised its outlook from "developing" to "negative" on Illinois' A-minus rating. S&P says the state's $35.7 billion budget isn't structurally...

  • 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...

  • Daley won't have to testify in restaurant lawsuit

    CHICAGO (AP) — Former Mayor Richard Daley won't have to testify in Chicago's lawsuit seeking to break the agreement for a Millennium Park restaurant. Attorneys for Park Grill withdrew a subpoena. Their move was announced Wednesday as Cook County Circuit Court Judge Moshe Jacobius held a...

  • Illinois patients to docs: 'What about marijuana?'

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois doctors, nursing homes, hospitals and hospice organizations are ramping up for their role as gatekeepers in the state's new medical marijuana program. Medical professionals find themselves at the center of a quickly changing legal landscape with minimal scientific...

  • Chicago man charged in shooting death of boy, 16

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man has been charged in the April shooting death of a 16-year-old high school student. According to relatives of the victim, Michael Flournoy was shot during a fight in the South Side neighborhood of Burnside. The Chicago Police Department says in a news release that...

  • Quinn signs legislation to combat flooding

    OAK LAWN, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has approved legislation aimed at tackling flooding around Illinois and protecting drinking water. Quinn signed the measure into law Wednesday. The plan was proposed by the Chicago Democrat during his annual "State of the State" address earlier this year...

  • Driver dies when tire hits car on Chicago highway

    CHICAGO (AP) — A tire that flew off an SUV bounced across an interstate highway in Chicago and slammed into a car, causing an accident that killed its driver. The Illinois State Police says the accident took place Wednesday morning along Interstate 94 on Chicago's South Side. Police...

  • U of I trustees consider increasing arena budget

    CHICAGO (AP) — When University of Illinois trustees meet in Chicago they will consider adding $4.5 million to the budget for the renovation of the State Farm Center in Champaign. Trustees also will consider a raise for head basketball coach John Groce (GROHS) at the Thursday meeting. The...

  • Illinois college breaks ground on mining facility

    HARRISBURG, Ill. (AP) — A Saline County community college has broken ground on a simulated mine facility that will be used for education and competitions. Southeastern Illinois College received $220,000 from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Development to build the...

  • Rule changes coming in 2014-15 deer hunting season

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is announcing a number of changes for the upcoming deer hunting season. Department Director Marc Miller says 20 counties will be removed from the late-winter season and the number of firearm permits available in some...

  • Fire-damaged Illinois state building set to reopen

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Springfield state office building damaged by a small fire appears ready to be back in business after a one-day closure. Secretary of State's Office spokesman Dave Druker says the Howlett Building was closed to business Tuesday after a fire occurred about 1:15 a.m....

  • Ex-school janitor accused of assaulting students

    CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago Public Schools janitor is accused of raping one student and fondling another while working at a South Side high school. Cook County Circuit Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil on Tuesday set bail at $100,000 for Paul Peatry, who is charged with criminal sexual assault...

  • Durbin to Putin: Take responsibility for crash

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to accept responsibility for downing a Malaysian Airlines jetliner over eastern Ukraine. Speaking on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday, the Illinois Democrat also said Putin should do what he can to ensure...



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