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President stirs a hornets nest; Idea to tax college savings plans stings
SPRINGFIELD — Critics say President Barack Obama’s plan to use new tax dollars to help fund community college tuitions for millions of students would penalize parents who have saved for their own children’s educations.
Saturday, January 24, 2015


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'Deadheads' ask to camp out during band's Chicago concerts
CHICAGO (AP) — Fans of the Grateful Dead want a campout style atmosphere during three 50th anniversary concerts in July at Chicago’s Soldier Field, but whether the venue will allow it is another question.
Saturday, January 24, 2015

Numbers of Illinois households on food stamps still rising
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — State figures show the number of Illinois households on food stamps continues to rise.
Saturday, January 24, 2015

Joliet may restrict 'carnival' of commercial signs
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — The city of Joliet is considering an ordinance to control the use of banners, inflatables and other temporary signs in front of businesses.
Saturday, January 24, 2015

Logan County rejects wind farm plan
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Logan County officials have rejected a plan to place 81 wind turbines in the southern portion of the county.
Saturday, January 24, 2015

Proposed Illinois legislation would ban powdered alcohol
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A proposed Illinois law would ban the sale of powdered alcohol before it hits store shelves.
Saturday, January 24, 2015

Champaign outlaws running bamboo
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — As of Feb. 3, residents of Champaign will be barred from planting running bamboo.
Saturday, January 24, 2015

Police: Suburban Chicago boy stab brother to death
SOUTH CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — Police say a 14-year-old boy stabbed his 16-year-old brother to death in the Chicago suburb of South Chicago Heights.
Saturday, January 24, 2015

ACLU says Missouri town to stop ticketing headlight flashers
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union announced Thursday that it has settled a lawsuit with a Kansas City suburb after the town agreed to stop ticketing drivers who flash their headlights at oncoming traffic to warn that a speed trap lies ahead.
Friday, January 23, 2015

Quinn fails to fulfill constitutional requirement
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Former Gov. Pat Quinn worked right up until his successor was sworn into office last week.
Friday, January 23, 2015

Illinois jobless rate falls to 6.2 percent
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois’ unemployment rate fell in December to 6.2 percent. That’s the lowest it has been in almost seven years and represents the ninth monthly decrease in the past 10 months.
Friday, January 23, 2015

Rauner: We're on an unsustainable path
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday began laying out priorities for his first year in office, saying property taxes and workers’ compensation costs are too high, Medicaid spending is unsustainable and state workers’ salaries and benefits are too generous.
Friday, January 23, 2015

Hunters in Illinois take 145,800 deer during '14-15 seasons
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois hunters harvested about 2 percent fewer deer this season compared to last season.
Friday, January 23, 2015

Deere to lay off more than 1,000 workers in Illinois and Iowa
(AP) — Deere will lay off about 910 workers indefinitely from factories mostly in Iowa and sideline another 500 employees in Illinois until late summer, as the agricultural equipment maker continues its adjustment to demand for its products.
Friday, January 23, 2015

Watchdog group sues over Garth Brooks info
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — A watchdog group is suing the Chicago suburb of Rosemont for keeping secret the financial incentives it used to draw country music star Garth Brooks to play its arena.
Friday, January 23, 2015

Museum exhibit tells prison history
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — It’s never too late to mend, but you only have until March 22 to see how it’s been done locally.
Friday, January 23, 2015

Judge rejects request for more time in pension case
CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court has rejected a request for an extra month to file arguments by lawyers contesting the law that overhauls a state pension program that is $111 billion in debt.
Friday, January 23, 2015

Kellow named next CEO of Peabody
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Coal-mining Peabody Energy Corp. soon will have a new chief executive.
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Manar shares details of school funding plan
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Democrat sponsoring a contentious plan to overhaul the state’s nearly 20-year-old school funding formula said he’s altering the bill it to help remove partisan and regional opposition for ease of passage.
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Rauner has investment adviser, not blind trust
CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner said he had set up “blind trust procedures” to shield himself from conflicts of interest with the extensive portfolio of investments and securities he holds.
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Emanuel pushes for parkland for Obama library
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced an ordinance Wednesday aimed at substantially improving the city’s chances of hosting the Obama presidential library by setting aside space for the project in one of two parks on the city’s South Side.
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Gov. unhurt after motorcade incident
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois State Police say Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner was not injured when the auto he was riding in was involved in a minor traffic accident in Chicago.
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Did health-care reform hurt senator?
CHICAGO (AP) — Lawyers for U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson sought on Wednesday to revive the Wisconsin Republican’s challenge to the federal health care overhaul, arguing before an appellate panel that he was indeed harmed by executive rules associated with the legislation.
Thursday, January 22, 2015

State board of education wants $730M more funding for pre-K-12
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois State Board of Education is asking lawmakers to provide an additional $730 million in fiscal year 2016 for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade funding.
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Admission to Lincoln museum free for students
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — February will be the final month for school groups to visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield free of charge.
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Illinois state senator revamping school funding overhaul
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois senator says he’s altering controversial school funding legislation to increase its chances of passage.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Illinois first lady to focus on children, Executive Mansion
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Bruce Rauner completed a furious first week as governor of Illinois. His high-profile wife is not far behind.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Frerichs won't disclose sexual harassment report on Rutherford
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs (FRAYR’-ikz) is refusing to release an investigative report into sexual harassment allegations against his predecessor.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Mayor Rham Emanuel pushes for Chicago parkland for Obama library
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel planned to introduce an ordinance Wednesday aimed at substantially improving the city’s chances of hosting the Obama presidential library by setting aside space for the project in one of two parks on the city’s South Side.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Rooftop owners sue Cubs over Wrigley renovations
CHICAGO (AP) — The owners of two rooftop businesses overlooking Wrigley Field have filed a federal lawsuit against the Chicago Cubs and owner Tom Ricketts in an effort to block plans to erect outfield signs.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Bald eagle released after nursed back to health
EFFINGHAM, Ill. (AP) — The cardboard box began rattling as it sat near Lake Sara on Monday afternoon.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Study finds no easy way to Illinois debt reduction
CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs says there is no easy to repair Illinois’ chronic annual deficit.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A clause worth billions
SPRINGFIELD — Attorney General Lisa Madigan is arguing a trial court went off course when it found the state’s 2013 rewrite of public pension laws unconstitutional.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Springfield man on parole for 2008 murder shot dead
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Police say a 25-year-old Springfield man who was on parole for a 2008 fatal shooting has been shot dead.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Rauner signs order aimed at helping veterans, minorities
CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner signed an executive order Monday he said is a first step toward reducing disproportionately high unemployment rates among Illinois minorities and veterans.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

8 charged in West Englewood dog-fighting ring
CHICAGO (AP) — Eight people are facing criminal charges after police say they discovered a dog-fighting ring on the South Side of Chicago.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Identity of Chicagoland Mega Millions winner still a mystery
SPRINGFIELD, IL - The person or persons who won Friday night’s $270 million Mega Millions jackpot have not identified themselves to lottery officials as of Monday morning. Given the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, Lottery officials have announced a phone number that the winner can use to contact them and begin the winner validation process immediately.
Monday, January 19, 2015

Business leaders' wish list for Rauner notes revenue needs
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — With one of their own in the governor’s mansion, Illinois business leaders have a long wish list for wealthy venture capitalist Bruce Rauner. It includes cuts to high workers’ compensation costs, fewer regulations and a focused effort to improve worker training.
Monday, January 19, 2015

New security measures to delay Illinois income tax returns
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois residents shouldn’t expect speedy state income tax returns this year.
Monday, January 19, 2015

Cary man found in homeless shelter after 8-day search
WAUCONDA, Ill. (AP) — Police say a suburban Chicago man has been found in a homeless shelter after going missing for more than a week.
Monday, January 19, 2015

U of Illinois professor embraces open-source textbooks
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — One professor at the University of Illinois thought textbooks were getting too expensive, so he partnered with other educators to write their own book and make it available online to download for free.
Monday, January 19, 2015

2015 Miss Illinois County Fair Queen comes from Olney
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Sadie Gassmann of Olney is this year’s Miss Illinois County Fair Queen.
Monday, January 19, 2015

Can Rauner plant the seeds for bipartisan reform?
SPRINGFIELD — Bipartisan ethics reform in Illinois? It may be possible — someday — if Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and some Democrats can follow up.
Saturday, January 17, 2015

$270 million Mega Millions ticket sold in Illinois
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Lottery players might want to check their tickets. Someone out there won an estimated $270 million in a Mega Millions drawing this week, but has yet to come forward to claim the prize.
Saturday, January 17, 2015

250-year-old violin to be star of Illinois State recital
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — A violin made 250 years ago by a famed Italian family will be the star of a weekend recital in central Illinois.
Saturday, January 17, 2015

Director: Illinois State Fairgrounds needs upgrading
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The newly appointed director of the state Agriculture Department says the Illinois State Fairgrounds needs repairs and a long-term strategy to attract users year-round.
Saturday, January 17, 2015

Bible colleges sue for right to issue degrees
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Bible colleges in Illinois have filed a federal lawsuit against state education regulators, seeking the unencumbered right to award degrees to students who complete their programs.
Saturday, January 17, 2015

Ringing cellphone leads to robbery suspects
CHICAGO (AP) — A ringing cellphone led to the arrest of two Chicago men suspected of trying to rob a pizza deliveryman for a second time.
Saturday, January 17, 2015

Legislation targets care at youth residential centers
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois lawmaker has introduced legislation that would require the Department of Children and Family Services to revoke the licenses of youth residential treatment centers that fail to report abuse.
Friday, January 16, 2015

Woman charged with killing mom in Bali sues estate for funds
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago-area teen accused of killing her mother on the resort island of Bali is suing for access to the woman’s estate.
Friday, January 16, 2015

Alton man convicted in cousin's shooting death
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — An Alton man faces up to 85 years in prison after being convicted in the shooting death of his cousin.
Friday, January 16, 2015

Felony charges filed against motorist arrested 22nd time
RIVERSIDE, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago motorist is facing felony charges after being arrested for the 22nd time on traffic violations.
Friday, January 16, 2015

Hearings stall for official chosen after Ferguson shooting
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Concerns about a racial discrimination lawsuit have stalled the confirmation of Missouri’s public safety director, one of the state’s highest-ranking black officials, who was appointed shortly after the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson.
Friday, January 16, 2015

New NIU admin says enrollment is key
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Northern Illinois University’s new vice president of administration and finance says maintaining enrollment and making the school competitive are challenges.
Friday, January 16, 2015

Union says female prisoners have committed 400 assaults at Logan
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The union that represents state prison workers said Thursday that inmates at the Logan Correctional Center have committed about 400 assaults since the central Illinois lockup was converted to an all-female facility in 2013.
Friday, January 16, 2015

Former Illinois player Downey donates $2 MIL to arena
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A former Illinois basketball player has donated $2 million to the university’s arena renovation project.
Friday, January 16, 2015

Police: 2014 concealed-carry permits in Illinois top 91,000
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Police say more than 91,000 concealed-carry permits have been issued statewide since the state began allowing guns to be carried in public a year ago.
Friday, January 16, 2015

FBI raids crematorium, body donation center in Illinois
CHICAGO (AP) — A three-day FBI raid of a suburban Chicago crematorium and an affiliated company that arranges the donation of human remains was wrapping up Thursday, authorities said, but they refused to disclose what led to the search or what evidence was seized.
Friday, January 16, 2015

Officials: Olney men illegally shot bucks to collect skulls
OLNEY, Ill. (AP) — State officials say two Olney men and one juvenile accused of illegally hunting deer at night were collecting buck skulls to make skull mounts.
Friday, January 16, 2015

Computer analyst sentenced for trade secrets theft
CHICAGO (AP) — A computer analyst who pleaded guilty to stealing trade secrets from Citadel LLC and a New Jersey trading firm has been sentenced to three years in prison.
Friday, January 16, 2015

Rauner issues order to make names of political hires public
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has issued an executive order requiring all of the state’s political hires to be posted online.
Thursday, January 15, 2015

3 Illinois prisoners released after commutations
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two inmates serving decades-long prison sentences for separate killings and a man who wounded several Chicago police officers during a shootout were freed from Illinois lockups on Wednesday, two days after getting commutations from Pat Quinn in his final moments as governor.
Thursday, January 15, 2015

East St. Louis casino lays off 20 workers, cuts hours
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A casino in East St. Louis has laid off 20 of its workers and cut its hours amid declines in gambling revenue.
Thursday, January 15, 2015

Leniency recommend for key cartel witnesses
CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago on Wednesday recommended a lenient prison sentence of no more than 16 years for two drug cartel associates turned star witnesses, saying their father is thought to have paid for their cooperation with his life.
Thursday, January 15, 2015

Trials of US couple charged with murder begin in Indonesia
BALI, Indonesia (AP) — An American couple went on trial in Indonesia on Wednesday on charges of murdering the woman’s mother last year on the resort island of Bali.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Illinois Gov. Rauner must tackle own agenda, predecessor's
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner spent his first full day in office Tuesday dealing with two agendas: his own, imposing tougher ethics rules, and a second involving the last-minute machinations of his vanquished predecessor, which posed out-of-the-gate political dilemmas for the newly minted chief executive.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Bloomington woman sentenced to 3 years in pipe bomb case
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A Bloomington woman has been sentenced to three years in prison for her role in a plan to put a pipe bomb in her brother’s mailbox in Decatur.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Arrests made in theft of Toys for Tots donations
NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) — North Chicago police say they have arrested six people, including a parks commissioner, in connection with the theft of toys collected in the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots charity.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Hundreds attend hearing on South Side Obama library proposal
CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of people attended an emotional hearing Tuesday on a University of Chicago proposal to build President Barack Obama’s presidential library and museum on public parkland, a move many believe could help the city secure the project but that others say would unnecessarily chip away at urban open space.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Governor Rauner bans state employees from taking lobbyist jobs
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has issued an executive order banning some state employees from negotiating for a lobbying job while working for the state.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

IHSA director plans to retire in 2016
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — The executive director of the Illinois High School Association says he plans to retire in January 2016.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner reverses Quinn board appointments
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner (ROW’-nur) has reversed nearly 200 appointments made by his predecessor — including posts that Pat Quinn presented to ex-staff members on his way out of office.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Class helps students deal with life
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Adrianna Mounts made a lot of bad choices before high school.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Judge makes more restitution orders in Crundwell case
DIXON, Ill. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered that about $37,000 of former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell’s assets be turned over to the city as restitution.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Kennedy thinks McMillan will be new U of I trustees chairman
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Outgoing University of Illinois trustees Chairman Christopher Kennedy believes current trustee Edward McMillan will be his replacement.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

3 charged with illegally hunting deer in Illinois
OLNEY, Ill. (AP) — State officials say two 18-year-olds from southeast Illinois and one juvenile have been preliminarily charged with illegally hunting deer at night.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

USDA: Illinois has record corn, soybean crops in 2014
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Gov. Pat Quinn won't issue medical marijuana licenses
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has decided he will not award licenses to medical marijuana cultivation centers before his term in office ends, his spokesman said Monday.
Monday, January 12, 2015

Rauner sworn in as Illinois governor, freezes spending
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner moved quickly to address Illinois’ budget mess Monday, taking the oath of office and then ordering state agencies to immediately freeze all non-essential spending.
Monday, January 12, 2015

DuPage Children's Museum closing for water damage repairs
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The DuPage Children’s Museum is closing temporarily to repair significant water damage from flooding.
Monday, January 12, 2015

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Thick beard, weathered red flannel, Carhartt overalls. Ed Cope certainly looks like an outdoorsman. Cope joined the Natural Land Institute this month as a full-time restoration ecologist. He’s worked with the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County, on and off, for nearly eight years. He started cleaning outhouses when he was a student at Hononegah High School.
Monday, January 12, 2015

Departing Illinois governor commutes sentences of 6
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Departing Gov. Pat Quinn granted 43 clemency petitions in his final moments as governor, commuting the sentences of four people and reducing the sentences of two others.
Monday, January 12, 2015

Christie skipping Rauner dinner trip due to weather
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is skipping trips to two of his fellow Republican governors’ inauguration festivities because of bad weather.
Monday, January 12, 2015

Contractor pleads guilty to stealing air base equipment
CHICAGO (AP) — A defense contractor from suburban Chicago has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $300,000 in laptops, cellphones and other communications equipment from a U.S. air force base in Afghanistan, then selling much of it online.
Monday, January 12, 2015

Rauner attends prayer service before Illinois inauguration
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois’ incoming statewide officeholders have received prayers and blessings at an interfaith service that’s part of the inauguration festivities.
Monday, January 12, 2015

Rauner inauguration contributors reveal friends, both old and new
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — As Bruce Rauner prepares to take the oath Monday as the 42nd Illinois governor, donors to the celebratory day include established supporters — and some that might want to become new friends.
Monday, January 12, 2015

$10M bond for Illinois teacher accused of sexual assault
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A former suburban Chicago school teacher who fled to Bosnia to avoid prosecution on charges of sexually assaulting a student has been returned to the United States.
Monday, January 12, 2015

Quinn vetoes bill to allow bobcat hunting in Illinois
CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn on Sunday vetoed a bill to allow bobcat hunting in Illinois for the first time in more than 40 years, saying the small, nocturnal cats “continue to need protection” even though they have been removed from the threatened species list.
Monday, January 12, 2015

Obese preschoolers may slim down with Head Start, study says
CHICAGO (AP) — Head Start programs have been shown to help poor children do better in school, but they may also help them fight obesity, a study suggests.
Monday, January 12, 2015

Promises: Illinois' Rauner now faces expectations he raised
CHICAGO (AP) — Bruce Rauner made a lot of promises as he campaigned to be Illinois’ next governor. Starting with his inauguration Monday, he’ll be expected to start keeping them.
Saturday, January 10, 2015

Frozen fuel lines force cancellations
CHICAGO (AP) — Frozen fuel lines at O’Hare International Airport forced American Airlines to cancel more than a dozen flights.
Saturday, January 10, 2015

Mother urges Quinn to act on medical marijuana
CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago woman whose son has a rare form of epilepsy was among those urging Gov. Pat Quinn over the weekend to issue licenses for medical marijuana businesses before he leaves office Monday.
Saturday, January 10, 2015

Truckloads of snow ready for Illinois sculpting competition
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Crews have moved snow into place for an annual snow sculpting competition that begins next week in Rockford and attracts entrants from around Illinois.
Saturday, January 10, 2015

Quinn pardons woman who attacked ex-husband with hot grease
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has pardoned an Edwardsville woman convicted of drenching her ex-husband in hot grease during a domestic dispute 15 years ago.
Saturday, January 10, 2015

Illinois voting, registration changes made permanent
CHICAGO (AP) — Several changes Illinois voters saw in November’s election are here to stay.
Saturday, January 10, 2015

Saved bald eagle returns to wild as rescuer faces new trial
CHICAGO (AP) — A bald eagle rescued by a nature photographer from central Illinois has recovered and been returned to the wild, yet the man credited with saving him faces misdemeanor charges of interfering with wildlife.
Saturday, January 10, 2015

Illinois town pays respects to plane crash victims
NASHVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners gathered in a southern Illinois middle-school gymnasium Thursday to remember three members of a family killed last week in a Kentucky plane crash.
Friday, January 9, 2015

A look at inaugural events for Illinois' next governor
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Republican Bruce Rauner will be sworn into office next week as the 42nd governor of Illinois. The inaugural festivities start Friday and run through part of next week during the handoff of power from outgoing Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn to Rauner. The Winnetka businessman’s inauguration committee — which has raised funds through private donations but not yet released the list — has announced a lineup featuring an expo, dinners and concert. Other newly-elected public officials also will hold open houses and celebrations for the public. 

Friday, January 9, 2015

Weather strands Chicago Amtrak passengers nearly 14 hours
CHICAGO (AP) — Amtrak passengers bound for New York and Boston endured a nearly 14-hour overnight wait at Chicago’s Union Station when their train was held up by weather-related mechanical problems.
Friday, January 9, 2015

Chicago-area teen indicted for seeking to join Islamic State
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a 19-year-old suburban Chicago man for trying to travel to join terrorists in Syria.
Friday, January 9, 2015

Correction: Chicago-Crime Statistics story
CHICAGO (AP) — In a story Dec. 29 about Chicago’s end-of-year crime statistics, The Associated Press erroneously referred to a decrease in the number of homicides in 2014 as a decrease in murders. There were 392 homicides in 2014 as of Dec. 21, compared to 408 homicides as of that date in 2013.
Friday, January 9, 2015











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