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  • Chicago suburb names park after late soldier

    TINLEY PARK, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago suburb has dedicated a playground in honor of a soldier killed in Iraq in 2003. The Southtown Star reports (http://bit.ly/1kEMO0S ) the village of Tinley Park is honoring Army Staff Sgt. Michael Sutter. His family unveiled a sign at the park earlier this week....

  • Jennifer Hudson gives away school supplies

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jennifer Hudson has again returned to Chicago to give away school supplies ahead of the upcoming school year. The Oscar and Grammy winning artist was joined Thursday by her sister, Julia Hudson, in handing out supplies at a Salvation Army community center on Chicago's South Side....

  • Hundreds gather in Chicago to protest shooting

    CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered in a downtown Chicago plaza to voice their solidarity with residents of a Missouri town who are protesting the shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer. Members of the diverse crowd carried cardboard signs with names of Eric Garner...

  • Chicago police official accused of assaulting girl

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police sergeant has been relieved of his powers after being accused of kissing and fondling a 9-year-old girl and then threatening her mother. The Cook County state's attorney's office says 61-year-old Dennis Barnes is charged with attempted predatory criminal sexual...

  • Correction: Toxic Waste-Aquifer story

    CHICAGO (AP) — In a story Aug. 13 about a toxic waste permit, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency denied a permit requested by an Illinois landfill to store PCBs. The EPA decided not to consider the request, meaning the landfill won't be able...

  • Chicago Teachers Union head makes $235,000 a year

    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis nets an annual salary and benefits totaling $235,000 annually and owns three homes, including a vacation house in Hawaii.

  • Harley-riding Rauner revs up GOP at Illinois fair

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner roared into the state fairgrounds on a Harley Thursday, revving up the party faithful by pledging to help loosen the Democrats' long hold on power in Illinois government. After removing his helmet, the Winnetka businessman...

  • Bruce Rauner rallies Republicans in Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Republican candidate for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) is pledging to knock the current Democratic governor out of office and rebuild the Republican Party. Rauner is a Winnetka businessman. He and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn are squaring off in a nationally...

  • Illinois unemployment rate falls again in July

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois unemployment fell in July to 6.8 percent, the fifth straight monthly decrease in the state's jobless rate and a six-year low, according to figures released Thursday by the state Department of Employment Security. The July figure represents a drop from 9.2 percent one...

  • Quinn: Illinois' unemployment drop is 'momentous'

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn says Illinois' drop in unemployment is a sign his policies addressing the state's business climate are working. He addressed reporters Thursday at a Chicago pipe and conduit manufacturer calling it a "momentous" day. Officials say unemployment fell in July to 6.8...

  • Yelp Inc. to expand in Chicago, bringing 300 jobs

    CHICAGO (AP) — San Francisco-based Yelp Inc. plans to open a new office at Chicago's Merchandise Mart next year. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman announced the planned expansion Thursday. The online review site expects to hire up to 300 people in Chicago during the next...

  • Ex-trooper again seeks license since deadly wreck

    MOUNT VERNON, Ill. (AP) — A former Illinois state trooper trying for a fifth time to get his driver's license back since a deadly 2007 crash has admitted that he caused the wreck that killed two sisters and was distracted moments earlier. Matt Mitchell, 36, of Carlyle, made the admission to a...

  • Illinois governor, opponent clash over investments, pensions

    As one of the nation's most competitive governor's races picks up, voters in Illinois are hearing a whole lot about a British territory thousands of miles away in the Caribbean.

  • After Supreme Court ruling, Massachusetts lets child care providers opt out of union dues

    State-licensed child care providers in Massachusetts will no longer be required to pay dues to the Service Employees International Union, the latest consequence of the Supreme Court's Harris v. Quinn decision.

  • Illinois extends Supreme Court Harris v. Quinn ruling to daycare providers

    One month after the Supreme Court ruled that Illinois cannot force state-subsidized home health care workers to pay union dues, the state has agreed to extend the reach of that ruling to state-subsidized home day care providers as well.



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