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After missed embezzlement sentencing, ex-mayor found dead

  POSEN, Ill. (AP) — A former mayor of a Chicago suburb was found dead after failing to show up for sentencing in an embezzlement case. Former Posen mayor Donald W. Schupek was found dead in his 辽宁体彩网 Thursday. The Cook County medical examiner’s office says the cause of death for the

Judge: Hastert victim broke terms of $3.5M hush-money deal

CHICAGO (AP) — A former student who Dennis Hastert sexually abused decades ago breached an unwritten $3.5 million hush-money agreement with the former U.S. House Speaker by telling family members and a friend about it, an Illinois judge ruled this week. But Kendall County Judge Robert Pilmer

Road work in Peru resumes Thursday

  PERU – Seal coating on Illinois 251 through Peru will resume on Thursday. The surfacing will take place from Midtown Road to I-80. This will affect intersections at Midtown Road, Wenzel Road, 38th Street and south I-80 ramps. During construction northbound and southbound lane

Illinois sues pharmaceutical companies over opioid crisis

  CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul has filed a lawsuit against several pharmaceutical companies, including Johnson & Johnson, alleging they carried out “unfair and deceptive” marketing campaigns contributing to the opioid crisis. Raoul said Wednesday

Principal quits after sexual misconduct allegations surface

  MATTESON, Ill. (AP) — A suburban middle school principal has resigned after his superiors learned that an investigation into “sexually harassing misconduct” allegations while he worked for the Chicago Public Schools led to a recommendation that his name be put on a “Do