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Illinois lawmaker charged with bribery resigns

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A state representative in Illinois charged with bribery in a federal complaint has resigned. Rep. Luis Arroyo (loo-EES’ uh-ROY’-oh) submitted his resignation Friday after 13 years in the House. The Chicago Democrat stepped down just hours before a special

Man pleads not guilty to driving SUV through Illinois mall

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. (AP) — A lawyer has entered not guilty pleas on behalf of a man charged with terrorism and criminal damage to property for driving an SUV through a suburban Chicago shopping mall. Attorney Frank Avila entered the plea Thursday in Cook County Circuit Court on behalf of

Third Illinois resident dies of vaping-related lung damage

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A third Illinois resident has died after being hospitalized with a vaping-related lung injury the Department of Public Health reports. Health department spokeswoman Melaney Arnold on Thursday declined to give the age of the victim or the time or location of the death,

Trick-or-treater, 7, critically injured in Chicago shooting

CHICAGO (AP) — A 7-year-old girl out trick-or-treating in a bumblebee costume was critically injured Thursday night after being struck by apparent stray gunfire, police said. The girl, who was shot in the upper chest area, was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, according to Fire

Snowfall forces flight cancellations at Chicago airports

  CHICAGO (AP) — Snow has forced the cancellation of more than 200 flights at Chicago’s international airports on Halloween. Chicago’s Department of Aviation reports that Midway cancelled 125 flights Thursday morning. O’Hare cancelled 85 and reported more than 300 delayed

Dekalb Sheriffs respond to nearly 40 traffic incidents

  DEKALB – As of 1 p.m. Thursday, Dekalb County Sheriff’s have responded to nearly 40 traffic incidents. According to a weather related press release, sheriff’s say there were 27 reports of drivers in ditches, eight vehicle accidents and four accident with injuries. All

Medicine clean out in Streator this weekend

  STREATOR – Streator residents will have the opportunity to dispose of their unneeded medication this weekend. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday a drive-thru disposal will be available at City Park located on the 200 block of North Park Street. Labels on any medication need to

LP High School student makes unsubstantiated threat to campus

LASALLE – A LaSalle-Peru student allegedly made a unsubstantiated threat to the campus Thursday morning. In a statement to parents, Superintendent Dr. Steven Wroblewski said official became aware of the threat at 10:45 this morning and immediately found the threat to be a false claim by a