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Report: House speaker son sought business while fundraising

CHICAGO (AP) — A published report says the son of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan invited a suburban mayor to a fundraiser for his father around the time he was trying to convince that suburb’s officials to hire his insurance company. The Chicago Sun-Times cites an Aug. 27, 2018,

Ex-probation officer pleads guilty to sexual misconduct

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A former suburban Chicago probation officer has been sentenced to one year in jail after admitting to inappropriate sexual contact with a woman who was on probation. In a news release, the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office says 34-year-old Christian Nunez

Group: Restaurant tried to reseat over skin color

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A group of mostly African-American people celebrating a birthday party at a Buffalo Wild Wings in suburban Chicago allege they were asked to change tables because of their skin color. Justin Vahl says he was at a Naperville restaurant last month with children and adults

3 Rescued After Mishap on Illinois River

SPRING VALLEY – The three hunters who were rescued were cold but ok after their boat capsized Saturday on the Illinois River near Spring Valley. According to Fire Chief Todd Bogatitus no injuries were reported. Standard Fire and Peru River Rescue assisted on the incident.

Chicago Dentist gets phone bill totaling over $180,000

  CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago dentist says her office received a phone bill for more than $180,000 for hundreds of international calls she never made. WBBM-TV reports that Dr. Rosa Galvan-Silva first received a bill from AT&T for more than $81,000 that listed more than 100 calls that

Illinois marijuana law aims to undo harm of war on the drug

  SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — When lawmakers crafted the law legalizing marijuana in Illinois, they tried to make sure it would right what many see as past wrongs linked to the drug. In addition to expunging hundreds of thousands of criminal records for marijuana arrests and convictions, the

Grant will help create alternative-fuel corridor along I-80

  SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois is receiving federal money to help build infrastructure for alternative-fuel vehicles along Interstate 80. The Illinois Department of Transportation says the grant is part of an effort to create an alternative-fuel corridor that supports electric