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  • CUB applauds investigation of electric supplier

    CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois watchdog group is celebrating a decision by regulators to launch an investigation of an Orangeburg, New York-based alternative electric supplier. The Citizens Utility Board said Wednesday it's pleased the Illinois Commerce Commission adopted a recommendation to...

  • 'Walking Dead' star part of traffic safety push

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois officials will trot out a TV star to emphasize holiday traffic safety. Michael Rooker — who played Merle Dixon on the hit television series, "The Walking Dead," will introduce a video series for an upcoming traffic safety campaign by the Illinois Department of...

  • Affordable housing project begins in Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro was in Chicago to break ground on a new public housing project. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Willie Cochran and officials from Preservation of Affordable Housing Inc. joined the Obama administration official. The...

  • Chicago plans another Jackie Robinson watch party

    CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago plans to host another watch party for fans of Jackie Robinson West, the team playing in the Little League World Series. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the city will host the watch party Thursday evening as the baseball team plays the Taney Little League squad...

  • South Side Chicago juvenile shot to death

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say a juvenile has been fatally shot in the city's Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood. Authorities haven't identified the victim. Nor have they released details about the Wednesday shooting, only saying the juvenile was taken to Comer Children's Hospital, where he...

  • Appeals court says term limits can't be on ballot

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Proponents of term limits for Illinois lawmakers were preparing a last-minute appeal to the state Supreme Court after an appeals court ruled Wednesday that a measure asking voters to approve such a measure could not appear on the November ballot. Mark Campbell, director...

  • N. Ill. man sentenced for impregnating girl, 12

    WOODSTOCK, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after impregnating a 12-year-old girl. McHenry County Judge Sharon Prather on Wednesday called the crime "repulsive and disgusting and unforgivable" before sentencing 41 year-old Rafael Rodriguez-Sanchez of...

  • Criminal assault charge leads to officer's firing

    GRANT PARK, Ill. (AP) — A police lieutenant in the Kankakee County community of Grant Park has been fired after being charged with criminal sexual assault. Stephen Nardi of Steger was arrested by Illinois State Police on Tuesday and appeared in Will County Circuit Court on Wednesday, where a...

  • Sheriff: Hostage takers shot through door

    CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County Sherriff Tom Dart says hostage takers shot twice through a door as officers stormed up a stairway in an ultimately successfully rescue at a suburban Chicago home. He spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday, hours after SWAT teams freed two women and two children in...

  • Marijuana town hall attracts hundreds in Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Will retailers be able to open a package of marijuana to give customers a whiff? Will a master grower be able to work for multiple cultivation centers? Is medicinal marijuana chocolate considered candy? Those were among the questions at a standing-room-only town hall meeting...

  • Quinn, Rauner set on 3 traditional debates

    CHICAGO (AP) — The candidates for Illinois governor agreed to three traditional debates ahead of November, but Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner bickered Wednesday about the number and what constituted a debate. What was clear was that both candidates locked into one of the nation's...

  • Term-limits court fight could cause problems for Illinois' Bruce Rauner

    A major wrench could be thrown into Illinois gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner's campaign messaging if a ballot measure doesn't get sorted out in Illinois courts soon.

  • 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.

  • 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.



From the Weekly Standard

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