Here is the latest Illinois news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. CDT
CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago is encouraging young people to apply for this year's summer jobs program. Mayor Rahm Emanuel says people ages 14 to 24 may now apply for more than 30,000 jobs and internship opportunities. The jobs are part of the One Summer Chicago Program, which Emanuel says offers young people "more than a job." He says it's also "a path for future success."
CHICAGO (AP) — A Russian man has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for attempting to illegally export firearm parts, ammunition and accessories that were found in his 11 checked bags at a Chicago airport. The U.S. Attorney's Office says 44-year-old Konstantin Chekhovskoi of St. Petersburg, Russia, also was fined $100,000 on Thursday. Chekhovskoi was arrested last April at O'Hare International Airport by Homeland Security Investigations agents as he tried to board a flight to Sweden.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Congressional leaders are rejecting President Donald Trump's effort to kill or sharply cut funding of programs to protect and restore some of the nation's prized waters, such as the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay. A wide-ranging 2019 budget bill negotiated by top lawmakers would give the programs at least as much money as they're now receiving _ and several would get even more. It awaits votes in the House and Senate.
ELGIN, Ill. (AP) — Lawyers for the family of a knife-wielding woman fatally shot by a police officer along a Chicago-area interstate say her death raises questions about tactics used by the Elgin Police Department. The attorneys issued a statement in response body-camera and dashcam video that showed events leading up to the shooting. The attorneys say they're moving ahead with a lawsuit following the March 12 death of 34-year-old Decynthia S. Clements of Elgin.