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  • Simon touts Bloomington Internet program

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is welcoming Illinois students — who could graduate from college in 2025 — back to school and is highlighting a program providing Internet access to low-income students. Simon was at Bloomington Junior High School Tuesday to see the school's...

  • Illinois health centers receive $1.7M for projects

    CHICAGO (AP) — Seven health centers in the Chicago area are receiving a total of $1.7 million in funding for construction and renovation projects. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois announced the funding Tuesday. The money comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is...

  • State Police open new forensics lab in Belleville

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois State Police has a new forensics laboratory to help solve crimes. The Metro-East Forensic Science Laboratory opened Tuesday in Belleville, and will provide what officials call state-of-the-art equipment. State Police say the almost $42 million lab will be...

  • Man accused of stalking judge gets 5-year sentence

    WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man accused of stalking a DuPage County circuit judge has been sentenced to five years in prison. State's Attorney Robert B. Berlin says 58-year-old John Euwema of Western Springs was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to stalking and interference...

  • Gov. Pat Quinn vetoes bill increasing speeding

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed legislation aimed at increasing the speed limit from 65 to 70 miles per hour on interstate highways around Illinois. The legislation was sponsored by Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis. It follows the passage of a 2013 law increasing the speed limit to...

  • Quinn signs law allow study of industrial hemp

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a law allowing universities and the Illinois Department of Agriculture to study industrial hemp. The Chicago Democrat signed the measure Tuesday creating a pilot program. Industrial hemp is in the same species as marijuana but has a negligible amount of...

  • Quinn: Agencies must follow hiring rules

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn deflected blame for state hiring problems Tuesday, saying agencies must follow anti-patronage hiring rules — even when the candidates are those the governor's office favors. The Democrat, locked in one of the nation's most-watched election races...

  • Quinn liaison to IDOT resigns

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — One of Gov. Pat Quinn's deputy chiefs of staff — whose responsibilities included the troubled Illinois Department of Transportation — is leaving the job. Sean O'Shea of Chicago had duties that included oversight of IDOT for the governor. Quinn spokesman Grant Klinzman...

  • EPA says oil spill migrated to Chicago-area canal

    CICERO, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is seeking enforcement action against a Cicero company after an oil spill reached a nearby canal. The EPA said Tuesday that it's asked Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office to obtain an order requiring Olympic Oil Ltd., to stop...

  • New China exhibit to open at Field Museum

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Field Museum is announcing plans to open a new permanent exhibition on China. Museum officials say the Cyrus Tang Hall of China exhibition covers thousands of years of China's history, from the Paleolithic era to the present. It is scheduled to open next June. Officials say...

  • Quinn signs pregnancy discrimination measure

    CHICAGO (AP) — New guidelines aimed at preventing workplace discrimination against pregnant women were signed into law by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn this week, a move backers say extends protections already in place for other workers. The legislation was prompted by safety and health concerns for...

  • Quinn dismisses criticism from NJ's Chris Christie

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is dismissing criticism from Chris Christie, joking that it seemed like the New Jersey governor "ate a box of nails for breakfast" and "spit them out" at him. Christie was in Chicago Monday to stump for Quinn's rival in November's election, Republican...

  • Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

    August 24, 2014 Chicago Sun-Times Consolidating many governments in Illinois can create savings Gov. Pat Quinn signed a couple of bills last week to make it easier for voters to get rid of unnecessary and wasteful units of government. This is nice because Illinois is the king of boutique...

  • Former Springfield teacher convicted of sex abuse

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A former Springfield teacher has been convicted of sexually abusing a young boy more than a decade ago. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports (http://bit.ly/XPn881 ) that 59-year-old Steven Battles was sentenced to seven years in prison in Sangamon Circuit...

  • Ill. Republican Party blasts Callis campaign for ‘manhandling’ protestors

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – Video footage of an Ann Callis campaign staffer physically grabbing and removing a protestor has surfaced, prompting the right to call foul. Callis stepped down from a 19-year career on the bench last year to make a bid for the 13th Congressional District....



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