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Lawsuit challenges Illinois license rule on head coverings

CHICAGO (AP) — A Muslim civil rights group says an Illinois driver’s license rule violates religious rights. The Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations filed a federal lawsuit Monday challenging the rule that requires anyone wearing a religious head covering while

Mendota Garden Club blossoms on 6th Avenue

MENDOTA – Sixth and Sixth Avenue in Mendota is blooming with flowers, all thanks to the garden club community. Marion Quintana dug her roots into a 26 hour project that lasted four days to create a flowery mural that graces the El Rey Taco joint wall. Garden Club President Steve Lauer

Wheaton woman pleads guilty in murder-for-hire plot

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago woman has pleaded guilty to trying to hire a hit man on the dark web to kill the wife of a co-worker with whom she was having an affair. In a news release, the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s office says 32-year-old Tina Jones was sentenced

University of Illinois strengthens smoke-free campus policy

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Officials at the University of Illinois say they will start enforcing a new smoke-free policy on Monday. The university’s new rules a 2014 policy that banned smoke-producing tobacco products. Now all forms of tobacco, including chewing tobacco and snuff, along with

Illinois joins lawsuit on migrant child protections rollback

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois is among 19 states suing over the Trump administration’s effort to change a federal agreement limiting how long migrant children can be detained. Attorneys general in California and Massachusetts are leading the effort and filed the lawsuit Monday. A longtime