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CHICAGO (AP) — Campaign finance paperwork shows Democratic Illinois attorney general nominee Kwame Raoul has hired a former employee of imprisoned ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich who pleaded guilty in a fraud case. The Chicago Tribune reports that Raoul has paid $13,000 to Bamani...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Republican state senator has announced an independent run for Illinois governor. Sam McCann of Plainview announced Thursday that he will challenge incumbent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic hopeful J.B. Pritzker. His running mate is Riverton...
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago woman faces charges accusing her of going online and using bitcoin currency to hire someone to kill the wife of a man with whom she was having an affair. DuPage County prosecutors say 31-year-old Tina Jones of Des Plaines is charged with...
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois will soon begin a program requiring many employers to help create voluntary retirement-savings plans for employees and offer automatic payroll deductions. State Treasurer Mike Frerichs tells the News-Gazette that Secure Choice could eventually...
VERNON HILLS, Ill. (AP) — A former suburban Chicago high school soccer coach has pleaded not guilty to charges accusing her of sexually assaulting two male students. Cori Beard of Vernon Hills faces a dozen counts of criminal sexual assault involving the boys. The 28-year-old...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago City Council passed a revised body armor ordinance that adds to the list of people allowed to wear the protective gear to include actors and journalists but voted to hold off on enforcing it until state lawmakers have a chance to pass a bill of their...
Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Illinois at 8:30 a.m. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Chicago bureau at 312-781-0500 or chifax@ap.org . Caryn Rousseau is on the desk, followed by Herbert McCann. A...
HAMBURG, Ark. (AP) — Authorities in rural Arkansas are investigating the theft of more than $50,000 worth of equipment from a farm owned by former NBA star Scottie Pippen. Investigator Mark Griever of the Ashley County Sheriff's Office says two tractors were stolen from the farm...
CHICAGO (AP) — Several gun rights groups have joined a central Illinois couple in a federal lawsuit challenging a ban on handguns in home day cares. The lawsuit filed against the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services contends the prohibition violates the rights of...
NEW YORK (AP) — Super Bowl champion Philadelphia will host Atlanta to kick off the 2018 NFL season on Thursday...
NEW YORK (AP) — Super Bowl champion Philadelphia will host Atlanta to kick off the 2018 NFL season on Thursday...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The morning a homeless man was shot and killed in Albuquerque, police say surveillance...
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republicans hoping to upset Hillary Clinton's former running mate in a U.S. Senate...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fate of a U.S. citizen accused of working with Islamic State militants(all...