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  • Rule changes coming in 2014-15 deer hunting season

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is announcing a number of changes for the upcoming deer hunting season. Department Director Marc Miller says 20 counties will be removed from the late-winter season and the number of firearm permits available in some...

  • Fire-damaged Illinois state building set to reopen

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Springfield state office building damaged by a small fire appears ready to be back in business after a one-day closure. Secretary of State's Office spokesman Dave Druker says the Howlett Building was closed to business Tuesday after a fire occurred about 1:15 a.m....

  • Ex-school janitor accused of assaulting students

    CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago Public Schools janitor is accused of raping one student and fondling another while working at a South Side high school. Cook County Circuit Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil on Tuesday set bail at $100,000 for Paul Peatry, who is charged with criminal sexual assault...

  • Chicago to add noise monitors near O'Hare airport

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago plans to install eight new airport noise monitors in neighborhoods near O'Hare International Airport. Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the plans Tuesday. He says the additional monitors will help gauge the impact of changes in flight patterns at one of the nation's busiest...

  • Durbin to Putin: Take responsibility for crash

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to accept responsibility for downing a Malaysian Airlines jetliner over eastern Ukraine. Speaking on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday, the Illinois Democrat also said Putin should do what he can to ensure...

  • Driver charged in Will County crash that killed 4

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A semi-truck driver involved in crash that killed four people southwest of Chicago was driving too fast and falsified entries in a logbook tracking the number of hours he spent behind the wheel, authorities said Tuesday. Investigators believe the semi-truck was speeding on...

  • Quinn: Landfill's PCB approval may be withdrawn

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn believes the state of Illinois may be able to withdraw its approval of a plan to store toxic waste in a central Illinois landfill because local officials may never have signed off on the proposal. A subsidiary of Area Disposal in Peoria owns the Clinton...

  • Court endorses Illinois electricity surcharge

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois regulators can force electricity customers to help pay for the $1.6 billion FutureGen clean-coal project, a state appeals court said in a ruling Tuesday. The 2-1 decision handed down by the Illinois Appellate Court OKs a state plan to charge electricity...

  • Lawyers: Factor court decision into pensions case

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Lawyers representing state retiree groups said Tuesday they aim to use a recent Supreme Court decision on health care benefits in an effort to expedite their case challenging Illinois' pension legislation. Attorneys told Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge John Belz...

  • Fire closes Illinois state building in Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A spokesman for Illinois' secretary of state says he expects that office's Howlett Building damaged in a small fire should reopen Wednesday. Dave Druker says the building was closed to business Tuesday after a fire happened about 1:15 a.m. that day in a mechanical...

  • Rockford man charged in second killing

    ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A man accused of killing a high school friend was charged Tuesday in a second northern Illinois killing. Prosecutors in Illinois' Lee County filed 12 murder counts against 36-year-old Terrence Doddy of Rockford in the July 1 death of 44-year-old Tonya Bargman. Other...

  • Facts about the Mahomet aquifer

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The Mahomet Aquifer is a formation of sand and gravel that runs roughly from the Indiana state line west to the Illinois River in Cass County in west-central Illinois. It underlies parts of 14 counties, appearing on a map like a giant zigzag jutting southwest from near...

  • Coroner: Remains found in Rochester shed human

    ROCHESTER, Ill. (AP) — A coroner says remains found in a shed in a central Illinois village are likely those of a woman. Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards says a forensic doctor assisted by an anthropologist concluded Tuesday that the remains found Sunday in Rochester appear to be human....

  • Illinois insurance subsidies in place for now

    CHICAGO (AP) — Officials say Illinois health insurance customers shouldn't feel any immediate effect of a federal appeals court panel's ruling as a confusing legal battle continues over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Contradictory rulings were issued Tuesday by two federal...

  • Quinn signs $1B plan for road repair in Illinois

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn signed an approximately $1 billion capital spending plan on Tuesday intended to create jobs and help repair and improve Illinois roads and bridges after a harsh winter. The Chicago Democrat approved the bipartisan legislation that also will provide lawmakers with...



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