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SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) — Attorneys for a former Schaumburg police officer who pleaded guilty in a drug-dealing ring are seeking to have his conviction vacated. The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports Terrance O'Brien's attorneys say the request filed in DuPage County is...
PEKIN, Ill. (AP) — Convicted $54 million municipal embezzler Rita Crundwell has been transferred to a federal prison in her home state of Illinois. Sauk Valley Media reports the 65-year-old former Dixon comptroller is now housed in the Pekin Federal Correctional Institution,...
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A teenager charged with first-degree murder in the April 8 shooting death of a man now faces the same charge in the slaying of a Bradley University student who was killed in the same incident. The (Peoria) Journal Star reports that the first-degree murder...
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Commercial traffic along the Mississippi River will be blocked in Dubuque while workers make temporary repairs to cracks in part of a lock and dam. The Telegraph Herald reports that officials discovered the damage to Dubuque's Lock and Dam No. 11 on Tuesday...
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois' Champaign-Urbana campus has broken ground on a $48 million design center. The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports the Siebel Center for Design will have tools students will need to complete design projects that center director...
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Peoria leaders have voted to raise the age to buy tobacco in the city to 21. Peoria City Council members voted Tuesday night to increase the tobacco purchasing age from 18. The measure takes effect in 10 days. The (Peoria) Journal Star reports penalties for...
CHICAGO (AP) — Rising demand for travel is providing Boeing with a huge tail wind, pushing earnings and revenue beyond Wall Street expectations in the first quarter. Earnings reported Wednesday were $2.48 billion, or $4.15 per share. Per-share earnings, adjusted for non-...
SABULA, Iowa (AP) — Officials say work is taking longer than expected on a new bridge that helps connect eastern Iowa with northwestern Illinois. The bridge at Sabula will provide access to a larger U.S. Highway 52/Illinois 64 bridge over the Mississippi River to Savanna,...
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois University Carbondale is seeking volunteers with graduate degrees to serve as adjunct faculty. Chancellor Carlo Montemagno posted a statement Tuesday indicating the "pilot project" is being developed in collaboration with the SIU Alumni...
MADRID (AP) — A woman in Spain has found unexpected fame on social media after many found she bore a striking...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge has ruled that corporations cannot contribute money to political...
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A judge has dismissed an involuntary manslaughter charge against one of five defendants...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Democratic senators on Wednesday stepped up their demands for more information about the...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Jonny Venters is back in the big leagues, ready to pitch for the Tampa Bay Rays after enduring...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Jonny Venters is back in the big leagues, ready to pitch for the Tampa Bay Rays after enduring...