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  • Rauner questions medical marijuana program secrecy

    CHICAGO (AP) — Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) said Tuesday he wouldn't have signed legislation creating Illinois' medical marijuana pilot program because it includes a secret process for deciding who may grow and sell the drug. Rauner said it's "another hallmark" of a...

  • APNewsBreak: Chicago DEA chief heading to DC

    CHICAGO (AP) — The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration's Chicago division, who has been outspoken about the growing influence of Mexican cartels in the American heartland, is leaving to take one of the agency's top posts in Washington, D.C., a DEA official said Tuesday. Jack Riley, 56,...

  • New subpoena issued for Ill. anti-violence program

    CHICAGO (AP) — Federal authorities in Chicago issued a new subpoena over records involving Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program, state officials confirmed Tuesday. The 2010 Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, the subject of a scathing state auditor general's report for mismanagement...

  • Suspect seeks bond in Illinois meat-tampering case

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A southwestern Illinois man accused of inserting what prosecutors called "booby trap" sewing needles into packaged supermarket meats has asked a federal judge to reconsider denying him bond. Ronald Ayers' public defender, in a motion filed Friday, seeks to overturn a...

  • Lawmaker panel delays decision on fracking rules

    CHICAGO (AP) — A legislative panel said Tuesday that it wants more time to decide whether rules written by the Department of Natural Resources to govern hydraulic fracturing in Illinois can take effect. The legislature's Joint Committee on Administrative Rules received proposed rules for...

  • Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

    ATTENTION: EDITORS: NEWS DIRECTORS: The Associated Press would like to request your help in assembling the weekly Illinois Editorial Roundup. Due to several factors, it has become more challenging to find fresh, original editorials on member websites. We would very much appreciate if you...

  • Former Illinois state's attorney disciplined

    MARION, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court censured a former long-time southern Illinois state's attorney over comments he made during a 2011 murder case. The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission on Monday announced the state high court's decision regarding former...

  • Chicago mayor says students read 2.7 million books

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public School students read 2.7 million books this summer as part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Readers Summer Learning Challenge, officials announced Monday The number eclipsed the goal agreed upon by Emanuel and NBC's "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon. The two agreed during a...

  • Hearing set for man accused in deadly bank holdup

    BENTON, Ill. (AP) — A man accused of fatally stabbing two southern Illinois bank workers and critically wounding a third during a botched robbery has been scheduled for another federal court appearance. U.S. District Judge J. Phil Gilbert has ordered James Nathaniel Watts to appear Oct. 1 in...

  • Chicago man charged in sex assault, officer injury

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man accused of sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend and injuring a university police officer who tried to help her has been ordered held on $800,000 bond. A Cook County judge charged Diego Rodriguez, 20, on Monday with felony counts including aggravated criminal sexual...

  • Aurora man sentenced for stealing from school

    AURORA, Ill. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a suburban Chicago man for embezzling nearly $50,000 from a Catholic high school and spending the money to gamble, as well as to fund trips to Las Vegas and Atlantic City, Kane County state's attorney's office said Monday. Kevin J. Carew, 36, of Aurora,...

  • DuPage County report first West Nile virus case

    WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — The DuPage Health Department on Monday announced the county's first reported human case of West Nile virus this year. Department officials said the case involves a male Naperville resident in his 50s. Officials said he was treated as an outpatient and his symptoms have...

  • Lake County to collect veterans' stories

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Veterans and civilians who supported war efforts from World War II to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan are being invited to share their stories this Veterans Day. The (Waukegan) News-Sun reported (http://bit.ly/1uEcI68 ) that the Veterans History Project will collect...

  • Quinn: Monitor not needed to oversee state hiring

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn contended in a federal court filing late Monday that a court-appointed monitor is not necessary to ensure compliance with political hiring bans, as suggested by an anti-patronage attorney. In the filing by the attorney general's office, Quinn says his...

  • Man convicted in girl's death during 2011 burglary

    BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — A guilty verdict was returned Monday against a parolee accused in the stabbing death of a suburban Chicago girl during a 2011 burglary of her home. The jury deliberated for about two hours before convicting John Wilson Jr. in the death of 14-year-old Kelli O'Laughlin....



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