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  • US Senate candidates disagree over debate schedule

    CHICAGO (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis is pushing U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin to participate in more debates by releasing emails detailing campaign negotiations over venues. Oberweis wants seven before Nov. 4. His campaign accused Durbin Wednesday of limiting free speech, saying...

  • Cardinal George cancels plans to travel to Rome

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Archdiocese of Chicago says Cardinal Francis George will not travel to Rome in October to meet with Pope Francis. Spokeswoman Colleen Dolan says the archbishop of Chicago had hoped to make that trip in mid-October but will not be able to because of medical treatment. She says...

  • Illinois woman gets 75 years for father's murder

    MARION, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois woman has been sentenced to 75 years in prison for soliciting and aiding in the 2011 murder of her father. Williamson County Judge John Speroni sentenced 55-year-old Cindy Stearns on Tuesday. She was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder and...

  • Prosecutor says man should be tried for murder

    GENEVA, Ill. (AP) — Kane County prosecutors say an Aurora man should be tried after an appellate court vacated his guilty plea and sentence for a 2005 murder. The Daily Herald in Arlington Heights reports (http://bit.ly/1oo3vZG) Garang Deng was 14 when he allegedly killed Marilyn Bethell of...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...



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