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Tapes: Peterson planned celebration after hit on prosecutor

CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — Wiretapped conversations show Drew Peterson planning a prison celebration after arranging for another inmate's uncle to kill the prosecutor who helped convict him in his ex-wife's death.

Protests for $15 wage expected at McDonald's headquarters

OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — Protesters demanding a higher minimum wage are expected to march on the McDonald's Corp. headquarters near Chicago ahead of the fast-food giant's annual shareholders' meeting.

Rockford jet repair hub on schedule, to be finished by June

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — The executive director of Rockford's international airport says construction of a $41 million jet repair hub is on schedule and under budget.

Man resentenced to life in prison in Alton teens' deaths

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A 35-year-old man has been resentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting two unarmed teenagers in southwestern Illinois in 1997.

U of Chicago to create $50 million entrepreneurship center

CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Chicago plans to create a $50 million entrepreneurship and innovation center.

Prosecutor: Man charged with having bombs wanted to kill

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a northern Illinois man charged with having pipe bombs wrote in his journal that he wanted to kill multiple people and himself.

FBI: 2 agents wounded near Chicago; subject of warrant dead

PARK FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The FBI says two of its agents were shot and wounded while trying to serve an arrest warrant at a suburban Chicago home, and that the man they were seeking there is dead.

High court rejects request to reconsider Blagojevich case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't reconsider its decision to reject former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's (blah-GOY'-uh-vich) appeal of his corruption convictions.

Opening statements launch Peterson murder-for-hire trial

CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — Opening statements are to begin in the murder-for-hire trial of Drew Peterson, the former suburban Chicago police officer accused of plotting to kill the state's attorney who prosecuted Peterson in his third wife's death.

Office: Updating Illinois IDs won't require more state money

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Secretary of State's office says a plan to issue driver's licenses and state identification cards in Illinois that are more secure won't require additional state funding.