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Illinois refuses permit for concert to be hosted by R. Kelly

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials say a concert in Springfield that was to be hosted by R. Kelly cannot take place in the wake of new sexual misconduct allegations against the R&B star. Illinois Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Denise Albert told the Chicago Tribune that the application for the Spring Break Jam in April […]
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Humbled Illinois governor admits errors, pleads for 2nd term

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A humbled Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, one of the most endangered state executives in the country, promised Thursday to be less confrontational and more understanding of his political opponents’ views if voters give him a second chance in the November election. Fighting an uphill battle for re-election in a Democratic-leaning state, […]
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Illinois agency says it didn’t keep records on inmate death

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois prison officials say they can’t disclose information about the death of an inmate that led to the suspension of several staff members because the department didn’t maintain a copy of the records before sending them to federal investigators. Former federal prosecutors and detectives were surprised by the Illinois Department of […]
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Officials save Springfield Race Riot artifacts from project

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials are working to preserve artifacts from the 1908 Springfield Race Riots that were found at the site of a railroad improvement project. U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis tells the State Journal-Register that he’s working with officials to move the items to museums, such as the Smithsonian or the Library of […]
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EXCHANGE: Man who abused opioids now inspires audiences

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — It was almost exactly six years ago that Andrew Dewey, at age 45, decided to enter treatment in Jacksonville after years of balancing full-time jobs with abuse of alcohol, prescription painkillers and finally heroin. But before he was allowed to begin what would be a successful 28-day stay at Jacksonville’s now-closed […]
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House GOP voices opposition to graduated income tax

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois House Republicans are lashing out at a Democratic suggestion that the state should adopt a graduated income tax. Minority Leader Jim Durkin of Western Springs said Tuesday his resolution opposing increased rates on higher levels of income is a protest against what he calls the “customary practice of the General […]
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Federal funds to bolster election security may not be enough

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials expect to receive $13 million in federal funds to help update aging voting machines across the state. The money is part of a $380 million congressional influx to prevent a repeat of Russian interference in the 2016 elections. Local officials report that machinery bought more than a decade ago […]
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Ives’ challenge forces Rauner to keep eyes on GOP primary

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Some Illinois conservatives are fed up with their own party’s governor. The insurgent primary campaign of Republican state Rep. Jeanne Ives against GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner signals the right’s weariness of a governor they say is all talk. And they complain the little action he’s taken is a “betrayal” to Republican […]
Tags: News, Gop, Illinois, Rauner, Bruce Rauner, SPRINGFIELD Ill AP, Ives, Nation & World Politics, Jeanne Ives


Contest announced to design coin for Illinois bicentennial

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — This is for those who have ever looked at a coin and thought they could have come up with a better design. Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs is looking for someone to design the coin that will be created and distributed to commemorate the state’s 200th birthday. Frerichs has announced the Bicentennial […]
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Ives’ challenge forces Rauner to keep eyes on GOP primary

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Some Illinois conservatives are fed up with their own party’s governor. The insurgent primary campaign of Republican state Rep. Jeanne Ives against GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner signals the right’s weariness of a governor they say is all talk. And they complain the little action he’s taken is a “betrayal” to Republican […]
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Legionnaires’ disease investigated at Illinois capitol

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois health officials are investigating the state Capitol Complex and other Springfield-area locations for the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease after an Illinois resident diagnosed with it traveled to the city last month. The Illinois Department of Public Health issued the advisory Saturday, saying water samples recently collected from the Capitol […]
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Springfield museum’s exhibit to focus on ‘unsung heroes’

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A new exhibit opening next month at the Illinois State Museum will feature three “unsung heroes.” Museum officials say they’re focusing on “ordinary people who did extraordinary things.” They are nurse Anna Heistad, who worked in Chicago in the early 19th century during a flu pandemic, missionary worker Minnie Vautrin, who […]
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Illinois public universities struggle with enrollment

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Some Illinois lawmakers are looking to find solutions for higher education, declining enrollment and financial concerns as more graduating high school students are enrolling out of state. The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports that figures from the Illinois State Board of Education show 46 percent of 2016 Illinois high school graduates who enrolled […]
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Springfield making effort to cut back on using road salt

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Springfield officials say the city uses salt to de-ice roadways but there’s a conscious effort to cut back on its use. Springfield Public Works Director Mark Mahoney tells The (Springfield) State Journal-Register that utilities haven’t raised the issue of salinity in Lake Springfield and most of the city’s roads are far […]
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Sangamon County Jail increases inmate mental health services

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Springfield-area jail will increase mental health services offered to inmates. The State Journal-Register reports the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office is increasing the number of mental health professionals at the jail starting next month, from 28 hours a week to 40 hours. Authorities say it’ll cost roughly $3,500 more a month […]
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2nd case of measles confirmed in person who was at O’Hare

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois public health officials are reporting a second case of measles in a person who was at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. The Illinois Department of Public Health on Wednesday said this case is unrelated to a case reported last week at the airport. The department says there isn’t a measles outbreak […]
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Medical marijuana in Illinois sees slow growth

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois could see changes this year that expand access to medical marijuana, as operators say the number of patients allowed to buy the drug is too low to recoup investments. The Chicago Tribune reports that retail sales of medical cannabis in Illinois only topped about $9.3 million last month. Revolution Enterprises […]
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Radio spots marking Illinois bicentennial to be rolled out

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois residents will soon be hearing daily on the radio a brief history lesson as part of a yearlong celebration of the state’s 200th birthday. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield says in a news release it’s teaming up with Mid-West Family Broadcasting and the Illinois State Museum […]
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Illinois asks for public feedback in transportation survey

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois transportation officials are asking for the public’s input in its annual traveler opinion survey. The Illinois Department of Transportation survey is available through Dec. 31. It’s conducted through the University of Illinois Springfield’s Survey Research Office. Respondents are asked about topics like road conditions, ice and snow removal, commuting habits […]
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GOP legislator making primary challenge against Gov. Rauner

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Republican state legislator is making a primary challenge against Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner. Rep. Jeanne Ives of Wheaton says in remarks released early Monday by her campaign that she’ll side with “taxpaying Illinois families” instead of the “political ruling class.” She notes that she supported Rauner’s campaign in 2014, but […]
Tags: News, Gop, Illinois, Rauner, Bruce Rauner, Wheaton, SPRINGFIELD Ill AP, Nation & World Politics, Jeanne Ives


House deals Rauner setbacks, but he wins on ‘right-to-work’

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House dealt Gov. Bruce Rauner a series of setbacks Wednesday by overriding vetoes of measures that represented the Republican’s political, as well as policy, disputes with Democrats. Rauner lauded one victory, a failed override of a ban on anti-union “right-to-work” zones. The lowest point for the governor came when […]
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Illinois drivers urged to beware during deer-mating season

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois transportation officials are warning motorists to beware of more active deer as mating season begins. The Illinois Department of Transportation says about 40 percent of crashes in Illinois last year that involved deer happened in October, November and December. Most deer crashes happen in rural areas at sunset or nighttime. […]
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Brian Tee of ‘Chicago Med’ spreads word about Zika virus

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials are launching a new ad campaign about the Zika virus featuring actor Brian Tee of the TV series “Chicago Med .” Tee plays Dr. Ethan Choi on the NBC program. He and his wife recently had a baby. Tee says his love for her and knowing that Zika virus […]
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Lawmakers return to Capitol after voting to raise taxes

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers are back to work after a dramatic vote in the House Sunday to increase income taxes by 32 percent. Attention turns to the Senate Monday as the budget measures the House endorsed move to that chamber for approval. The tax legislation increases the personal income tax rate from 3.75 […]
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Illinois board to consider Hastert’s state lawmaker pension

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials are poised to consider the status of the pension Dennis Hastert receives for the time the imprisoned former U.S. house speaker served in the state’s General Assembly. Hastert is serving a 15-month prison term in a hush-money case that stemmed from his sexual abuse of students when he taught […]
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Gov. Rauner files unfair labor practice charge against union

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration has filed an unfair labor practice charge against the state’s largest public-employee union, a move union leaders call an attempt to intimidate their members. Rauner’s filing Thursday says it costs the state $2 million a day and is seeking damages. Union spokesman Anders Lindall calls the […]
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Democrat to try solving Chicago gun violence with sentencing

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The refrain is heard almost as often as the fatal gunshots: The way to reduce Chicago’s gun violence is tougher prison sentences for repeat gun offenders, keeping them off the streets and decreasing the city’s mounting death toll. That idea, pushed by the mayor, police superintendent and others, shifts pressure from […]
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Study: Illinois women’s prison treats inmates too harshly

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Inmates at Illinois’ major women’s prison have been called “crazy” and “worthless” by corrections officers, are sometimes placed in an unpadded open-bar “crisis cage” and receive harsher discipline than men for similar offenses, a study released Friday says. The federally funded review conducted for the Illinois Department of Corrections found that […]
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Attorneys for Aaron Schock ask judge to postpone arraignment

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Attorneys for former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock are asking a federal judge to postpone his arraignment on charges alleging he schemed to profit personally from his government job. In a request made Tuesday to U.S. District Judge Sue E. Myerscough, Schock’s lawyers say a Nov. 21 arraignment will interfere with a […]
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Labor board declares Illinois contract talks at impasse

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Labor Relations Board has declared contract negotiations between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration and the state’s largest public-employees union at an impasse. Tuesday’s decision allows Rauner to impose his terms on the 38,000-member state council of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. That gives the union […]
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