Labor board asks judge for injunction in Chicago school case

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois state labor officials have asked a judge for a temporary injunction against strikes like the one the Chicago Teachers Union had April 1.

Illinois EPA: Can't pay for tank cleanup without budget

JOHN O'CONNOR, AP Political Writer

Senate OKs redistricting plan, House advances different version

JOHN O'CONNOR, Associated Press
ASHLEY LISENBY, Associated Press

Observers do nothing to help dying man in Chicago street

CHICAGO (AP) — Surveillance video shows more than a dozen people doing nothing to help a Chicago bartender as he is attacked, left unconscious on the street and accidentally run over by a taxi.

Meghan Trainor bringing summer tour to Illinois State Fair

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Meghan Trainor is bringing her summer tour to the Illinois State Fair.

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter will perform Aug. 13 on the grandstand.

Court clerk's employee pleads guilty to federal charges

CHICAGO (AP) — A Cook County court clerk employee has pleaded guilty to lying about loaning $15,000 to a company controlled by the clerk's husband.

Suburban Chicago man sentenced to 52 years for wife's murder

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man who pleaded guilty to killing his wife and wounding her son in 2013 has been sentenced to 52 years in prison.

Chicago mayor: City implementing recommendations for police

CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago's new police superintendent are expected to announce Thursday that the city will immediately implement about a third of the recommendations made last week by a police accountability task force.

04-20-16 Jim Turpin with Tom Kacich of @news_gazette on Term Limits

04-20-16 Jim Turpin with Tom Kacich of @news_gazette on Term Limits: Play now!

04-20-16 Jim Turpin with Tom Kacich of The News-Gazette to talk about Tom's story on Term Limits in today's News-Gazette.




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Bill would require drivers to slow down for all disabled vehicles

SPRINGFIELD — Legislation that would require motorists to slow down when passing a disabled vehicle on the side of a road was approved by an Illinois House committee Tuesday.