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ELGIN, Ill. (AP) — The ban on ice cream trucks in the Chicago suburb of Elgin is finally melting after 45 years. The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports that the Elgin City Council on Wednesday voted to amend the city code to allow ice cream trucks and ice cream carts from...
ORLANDO PARK, Ill. (AP) — Former servers at a restaurant in the Chicagoland area allege they were sexually harassed. The Chicago Tribune reports that Sarah Blaylock and other former workers filed charges against Twin Peaks in Orland Park with the Equal Employment Opportunity...
CHICAGO (AP) — Ford says it doesn't expect any layoffs at its Chicago assembly plant after the company announced it would be phasing out most cars in favor of SUVs and trucks. Ford spokeswoman Kelli Felker says the plant on Chicago's South Side will end production of the Taurus...
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Families of two men killed in a southern Illinois wrong-way crash last summer have filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The Belleville News-Democrat reports relatives of 37-year-old John Bannister and 36-year-old Daryl Harton filed the lawsuit in St. Clair...
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's inspector general says police are failing on a requirement to tell the state when people are mentally unfit to carry a gun. Inspector General Joe Ferguson said in a report released Wednesday that the state Firearm Owners Identification Card Act requires...
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Police say two people are dead following a shooting at an apartment complex in central Illinois. Officers in Normal responded to reports of shots fired on Wednesday night and found two wounded young men on the floor inside an apartment. They were pronounced...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Over and over again, Bill Cosby, the charmer, persuaded America to drop its guard. Before Cosby...
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have drafted Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith with the No. 8 overall...
Authorities said a fire at a northwestern Wisconsin refinery where an explosion injured at least 11 people was out...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft (all times local): 7:54 The Colts grabbed the best blocker in...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft (all times local): 7:54 The Colts grabbed the best blocker in...
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan has forced out the House chaplain, Reverend Patrick Conroy. Conroy had...