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  • Biden, Christie in Illinois for governor's race

    CHICAGO (AP) — The closely watched race for Illinois governor got a high-profile boost Monday with Vice President Joe Biden fundraising for Gov. Pat Quinn and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stumping for the Chicago Democrat's challenger, Republican Bruce Rauner. Biden and Christie waded into...

  • Chicago Little Leaguers return to city

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's champion Little League team was welcomed home with fire trucks soaking their plane with water and the cheers of hundreds gathered at an airport gate. The Jackie Robinson West All Stars captivated the city over a month as they battled to capture the U.S. Little League...

  • Police: Mortar round caused deadly plant blast

    GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) — A mortar round exploded Monday at a suburban St. Louis metal recycling plant that does business with the military, killing two people. The explosion at Totall Metal Recycling in Granite City occurred about 6:25 a.m., police said. Totall Metal Recycling, which employs...

  • 3 charged in shooting death outside Chicago club

    CHICAGO (AP) — Three people were charged with murder in the shooting death of man outside a Chicago nightclub. Chicago police announced Monday that 19-year-old Deandre Hughes and 23-year-old Bianca Young face first-degree and attempted murder charges in the Aug. 3 death of 31-year-old Martrell...

  • IL13 race: Callis launches ‘Do Nothing Davis’ tour

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – In her quest to dethrone GOP Rep. Rodney Davis, Congressional hopeful Ann Callis has devised a new strategy – point out all the things her opponent is not doing. On Saturday, the former Madison County judge Callis launched the “Do Nothing Davis” tour – a...

  • Quinn vetoes Illinois ridesharing regulations

    CHICAGO (AP) — Taxicab companies and others seeking statewide regulation of the emerging ridesharing industry pushed for a legislative override Monday after Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed measures that would have imposed background checks and insurance requirements on some drivers. In a...

  • New Ill. law protects bears, cougars and wolves

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a law adding black bears, cougars and wolves to Illinois' list of protected species. All three species still are rare in Illinois, but wildlife officials expect them to become more common and wanted a way to protect them. Jack Darin is director of the...

  • Cooling centers open around Illinois in high heat

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Human Services has set up more than 100 cooling centers around the state as high heat and humidity linger. Gov. Pat Quinn's office said in a news release Monday that the centers are open in Department of Human Services offices. Their locations...

  • Bloomington woman pleads guilty to fatal DUI crash

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — A Bloomington woman has pleaded guilty to drunken driving charges in a crash that killed a 22-year-old man. The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports that (http://bit.ly/1mIopU2 ) 37-year-old Jamie Webb admitted that she was driving under the influence in the March 29 crash....

  • ADM opens new Chicago headquarters

    CHICAGO (AP) — Archer Daniels Midland Company says it new downtown Chicago headquarters is open. The agribusiness company said Monday that opened the new office with about 70 employees. Spokeswoman Jackie Anderson said about 50 of those people moved from the company's former headquarters in...

  • Chicago police shoot, kill 2 Sunday night

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police officers shot and killed two armed men in separate incidents on Sunday night on the city's South Side, the department said. In two news releases, the department said the first shooting occurred at 7:10 p.m., and the second occurred at about 9 p.m. In the first...

  • Mediation fails to settle Galesburg teacher strike

    GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) — Thousands of students are staying home again in Galesburg as a weekend mediation session between a teachers union and the board of education failed to result in a contract agreement. The (Galesburg) Register-Mail (http://bit.ly/1tB5sHM ) reports that a mediation session...

  • Chicago plans parade for Jackie Robinson West

    CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago is planning a homecoming parade for the Jackie Robinson West All Stars team this week. In a news release, Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the event will be on Wednesday and details will follow. The parade was announced ahead of Sunday's Little League World Series...

  • Father charged after 3-year-old shot in Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities have charged the father of a 3-year-old Chicago boy after he was shot in the head at a West Side home. James Jenkins was charged Sunday with felony unlawful use of a weapon by a felon. Prosecutors say the 26-year-old left a loaded .32 caliber handgun where children...

  • Apple River fort to host event on pioneer tools

    ELIZABETH, Ill. (AP) — Fans of Illinois history will get a chance to see how early settlers made tools and bullets. The Apple River Fort State Historic Site is hosting an event next Sunday to show off the tools of the trade used in the 1830s by pioneers in northwestern Illinois. That includes...



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