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CHICAGO (AP) — Competitors of Chicago-based Exelon Corp. filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday opposing legislation that provides billions of dollars in subsidies to the power giant.
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The Illinois secretary of state is backing a measure that would require seat belts on school buses.
Jesse White announced his support for the proposal Tuesday. It would mandate all public school buses come equipped with 3-point seat belts like those found in cars.
Until 1938, during the time that Illinois still had a death penalty, executions were carried out not by the state government but in the county where a defendant was tried and convicted.
URBANA — As he wed couples on Valentine's Day, Judge Randy Rosenbaum only told one pair he didn't think the marriage would work out.
The reason was clear.
DANVILLE — Vermilion County board members will consider a resolution next week to re-name the Vermilion County Courthouse after Illinois Supreme Court Justice Rita B. Garman.
URBANA — A Champaign teen who admitted grabbing a police officer by the neck and punching him has been sentenced to five years in prison.
URBANA — A Champaign teen cried and screamed Monday when a judge sentenced her to eight years in prison for her role in the baseball-bat mugging of another woman more than two years ago.
URBANA — An Urbana woman who admitted taking part in mugging a woman in Champaign last year has been sentenced to a form of probation.
VILLA GROVE — A teen learning to drive apparently lost control of a pickup truck on a Douglas County highway Sunday afternoon, claiming the life of a Sidney woman who was in the truck.
Douglas County Coroner Joe Victor said he pronounced Darlene Tarter, 47, dead at the scene of a single-vehicle rollover crash on Hayes Road about 4 miles west of Villa Grove.
EVANSTON (AP) — The Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at Northwestern University has been suspended by its national headquarters following allegations of sexual assault at the local fraternity house.
The Chicago Tribune reports (http://trib.in/2ksyE3N ) that the suspension was confirmed Friday.