More Illinois Articles

  • Man who fled after fatal crash held without bond

    CHICAGO (AP) — After hiding in Poland for years, a suspect in a fatal 2004 drunken driving crash in Chicago is being held without bond. Andrzej Rybka appeared Friday before a Cook County Circuit Court judge on allegations he fled the scene after the car he was driving slammed into a pole,...

  • Chicago man gets 40 years in fatal 2009 crash

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for a 2009 crash that killed a woman and critically injured her young son. The Cook County State's Attorney's Office says that 35-year-old Ralph Eubanks was sentenced Friday on convictions that included first-degree murder,...

  • Section of Interstate 70 named for Jerry Costello.

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A section of Interstate 70 in southwestern Illinois has been named in honor of former Congressman Jerry Costello. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, and Costello's replacement in Congress, Democrat Bill Enyart were among those agreeing Costello was...

  • Report: State agency broke hiring rules for years

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Transportation circumvented rules devised to keep politics out of state jobs and improperly hired more than 250 people in the last decade, accelerating the practice under Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, the state's top investigator decreed in a...

  • Rauner dealt double blows over Illinois ballot

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illlinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner suffered a double blow Friday with the approval of a Nov. 4 ballot that does not include his referendum to limit the terms of Illinois lawmakers but features a Libertarian candidate which could undercut his draw...

  • 8 gang members indicted on racketeering charges

    CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Illinois and Indiana have announced the indictment on racketeering charges of eight members and associates of a street gang operating in the states. U.S. Justice Department Chief of Organized Crime James Trusty says the indictment of members of the Two Six...

  • Church cautions schools on ice bucket challenge

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Archdiocese of Chicago is telling principals of its schools that if they take part in the ice bucket challenge to raise funds to fight Lou Gehrig's disease to ask the ALS Association to direct the money to non-embryonic cell research. Archdiocese officials say the Catholic...

  • Rauner says Board of Election action a Quinn win

    CHICAGO (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner says Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and "Springfield career politicians" were winners with finalization of the Nov. 4 ballot by the State Board of Elections. The board's action Friday means the ballot does not include a referendum to limit...

  • Supreme Court won't take up term limits appeal

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court is refusing to take up an appeal of a lower court's ruling that prohibits a vote on term limits from appearing on the November ballot. The Supreme Court issued the order Friday afternoon shortly after the Illinois State Board of Elections...

  • Cardinal George to get experimental cancer drug

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Archdiocese of Chicago says Cardinal Francis George is trying an experimental drug to treat his cancer. The archdiocese issued a statement Friday saying that the 77-year-old George has agreed to participate in a clinical trial at the University of Chicago Medicine. Officials...

  • Rains leave behind widespread Chicago-area floods

    BURBANK, Ill. (AP) — At least two school districts called off classes after up to 5 ½ inches of rain fell in parts of Chicago's southwest suburbs. Basements and yards were flooded, forcing some people to get around in row boats and kayaks. The suburb of Burbank was particularly hard-hit...

  • 3 charged with organ-donation fraud

    CHICAGO (AP) — Three suburban Chicago residents have been indicted on charges that allege they stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from a group that coordinates organ and tissue donations. The U.S. Attorney's Office said Friday that 41-year-old Shari L. Hansen of Bollingbrook is charged with...

  • Unions want expedited ruling in pensions suit

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A coalition of labor unions and state retirees is asking a judge for an expedited ruling in a case challenging the constitutionality of Illinois' pension law. Attorneys filed the motion in Sangamon Circuit Court Thursday. They want Judge John Belz to factor in a Supreme...

  • Bite attack at Lollapalooza leads to charges

    CHICAGO (AP) — A 33-year-old Chicago man has been charged with tackling a man and biting him on the arm and biting another on the shin at Lollapalooza. The Cook County State's Attorney's Office said Sergio Vicenteno is charged with aggravated battery. He has not entered a plea. Vicenteno's...

  • Illinois term limit battle could end Friday

    Illinois Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner's last chance at getting term limits on the November ballot may come to an end Friday.



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