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  • Group files appeal in term limits decision

    CHICAGO (AP) — A group pushing for lawmaker term limits has filed a court appeal to get their question on November's ballot. The Committee for Legislative Reform and Term Limits filed a motion Tuesday with Illinois' First District Appellate Court asking it to reverse a June Cook County Circuit...

  • Illinois warns insurers of discrimination ban

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois regulators issued a reminder to health insurers that it is illegal to deny coverage to someone because they are transgender, drawing praise from the gay rights community. The bulletin, which was dated Monday and announced Tuesday, notes that both new and...

  • Chicago committee OKs naming plaza for ex-mayor

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago City Council committee has advanced a plan to name a plaza next to a downtown landmark in honor of former Mayor Jane Byrne. Byrne held office from 1979 to 1983. She was the city's first and only female mayor. Byrne's daughter testified before the finance committee on...

  • Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

    July 28, 2014 The (Champaign) News-Gazette Tax law trumps tutorial Delivering lectures on taxes others should pay isn't nearly as effective as revising the tax code. Illinois' Democratic U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin is running for re-election and that explains, at least in part, why he recently...

  • Illinois to ask voters about taxing millionaires

    BERWYN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois voters will get a chance in November to weigh in on whether millionaires should pay an additional income tax to help fund schools after Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Tuesday adding a nonbinding resolution to the ballot. The resolution asks voters whether incomes...

  • Judge: Need more time to consider NCAA deal

    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge in Chicago stopped short of granting preliminary approval for class-action concussions settlement against the NCAA. He says he needs more time to decide if it's a good deal. John Lee addressed the matter at a Tuesday status hearing hours after the sides announced...

  • Chicago Transit Authority reports drop in crime

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials are releasing figures that show violent crime and thefts on Chicago Transit Authority trains, buses and platforms has dropped significantly. In a news release, issued days after a July 16 armed robbery of several passengers aboard a train, the CTA says that...

  • State police: Armed suspect shot, killed by police

    PANA, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Police say a man in central Illinois shot and wounded a police officer before being killed by troopers during a later exchange of gunfire. State police did not immediately release the name of the suspect killed Tuesday morning at a home just west of Pana in...

  • Lawsuit against Quinn back in court in October

    CHICAGO (AP) — A legal battle between an anti-patronage lawyer and Gov. Pat Quinn's administration will return to federal court less than two weeks before voters will decide if they want to re-elect the Chicago Democrat. Anti-patronage attorney Michael Shakman has — as part of a lawsuit —...

  • NCAA says concussion settlement good for athletes

    CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA is hailing a settlement in a class-action concussions suit that creates a $70 million fund to diagnose current and former college athletes for possible brain injuries. The sides announced a deal Tuesday in a filing in federal court in Chicago. They'd been negotiating for...

  • St. Clair County OKs $7M medical marijuana plan

    MARISSA, Ill. (AP) — A southwestern Illinois county has signed off on a planned $7-million medical marijuana venture near the town of Marissa. The Belleville News-Democrat (http://bit.ly/1nXHzIP ) reports that the St. Clair County board voted 21 to 4 on Monday in favor of the farm proposal,...

  • Nominees sought for Illinois distinguished seniors

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department on Aging is seeking nominees for the 2014 Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame awards. The annual award recognizes Illinoisans 65 and older who are outstanding in the categories of community service, education, performance or graphic arts and in the...

  • Congressman wants to end CHA "supervouchers"

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock is seeking an end to a Chicago Housing Authority program that puts some of the city's poorest residents into its highest priced apartments. Schock says CHA "supervouchers" allows a select few families to receive $3,000 to $4,000 a month in rent...

  • Hometown police officer fired after shooting dog

    HOMETOWN, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago police officer was fired after shooting to death a family dog. Nicole Echlina says her 6-year-old daughter saw the shooting of their dog, Apollo, by the Hometown police officer The owners of the 14-month-old, German shepherd mix called police for help...

  • Illinois police identify wheelchair fall victim

    SWANSEA, Ill. (AP) — St. Clair County authorities have identified a quadriplegic man who drowned in a pond following a wheelchair accident. The county's deputy coroner says Gerard Frierdich of Belleville died Sunday in Centennial Park after his motorized wheelchair fell down an embankment and...



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