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Pritzker signs budget, income tax measure

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday signed an approximately $40 billion state budget with more money for education and the state's child welfare agency, along with a measure that could pave the way for a graduated income tax in Illinois.

Patient who ordered THC chocolates gets 4 years

GENEVA, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago cancer patient who ordered a 42-pound (19-kilogram) package of THC-infused chocolates from a California dispensary to self-medicate has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Police: Group home resident stabbed caretaker 30 times

JOLIET (AP) — Will County officials say a developmentally disabled man wore a monster mask and played horror movie music when he stabbed a caretaker more than 30 times.

Officials: Robbery victim saved wife's life before he died

CHICAGO (AP) — Officials say the suburban Chicago man whose hands were bound with plastic ties and who was stuffed inside the trunk of his car with his wife by two masked men was able to save his wife's life before he died.

Illinois records 3rd-wettest May on record

CHAMPAIGN (AP) — State climate experts say Illinois had the third wettest May on record and it was the sixth-consecutive month with above-average rainfall.

Pritzker activates more guardsmen to battle floods

GRAFTON (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has deployed an additional 200 National Guard troops to southern Illinois to monitor rising water in the region.

The additional troops bring to 400 patrolling the region threatened by the rising Mississippi and Illinois rivers.

Pritzker to sign state budget, including lawmaker pay raise

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he will sign the state budget as is, including $1,600 pay increases for the 177 members of the state General Assembly.

Man gets more than 27 years for sex trafficking

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a suburban Chicago man to more than 27 years in prison in a sex trafficking case.

Man charged after wife records fight ending with deadly fall

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A newlywed prison guard has been charged with assault after his wife recorded a fight that ended with her being found dead at the bottom of a parking garage near the stadium where the St. Louis Cardinals play.

'16 Shots' documentary to premiere at University of Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — A year ago, filmmaker Richard Rowley was able to sell to the cable network Showtime a documentary about the 2014 fatal shooting of Chicago teenager Laquan McDonald by police officer Jason Van Dyke.

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