Lawmaker reimburses private plane expenses for football game

JACK GILLUM, Associated Press

Chicago mayor to face runoff against county commissioner

CHICAGO (AP) — After failing to persuade a majority of Chicago voters to back his re-election bid, Mayor Rahm Emanuel could face an even stiffer challenge in April against a runoff opponent aiming to consolidate the support of residents unhappy with how the former White House chief of staff has managed the nation's third-largest city.

Chicago deciding Mayor Emanuel's re-election fate

SOPHIA TAREEN, Associated Press

Chicago suburb gave Garth Brooks $1 million for 2014 shows

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Public documents released by a Chicago suburb reveal it paid country music star Garth Brooks roughly $1 million to open his comeback tour at a suburb-owned arena.

Justices won't give lawyers access to secret court records

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will not consider giving a man accused of trying to ignite a bomb in downtown Chicago access to secret intelligence-court records.

Illinois lawmakers form school shootings task force

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois lawmakers will work with mental health professionals to look for ways to help mentally ill children in the hopes of preventing school shootings.

Obama to visit Chicago for Pullman designation

CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama is set to visit Chicago to discuss the designation of the Pullman Historic District as a national monument.

PODCAST: Dr. Jeffrey Brown - Budget Reaction 2-18-15

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Grand jury investigating Caterpillar's finances abroad

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Caterpillar Inc. says a federal grand jury is investigating the Peoria-based company's financial dealings in the U.S. and abroad.

Cave-In-Rock man charged in hostage situation, standoff

CAVE-IN-ROCK, Ill. (AP) — A 36-year-old southern Illinois man has been arrested following a short standoff with police.