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3 hrs ago | Northwest Herald

Former death row inmate details difficulties

CHICAGO – A former death row inmate whose wrongful murder conviction helped bring about the end of Illinois' death penalty said life has recently been more difficult with renewed questions about his innocence.

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Related Topix: Prison, Death Penalty, Pat Quinn, US Governors

7 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Cook County celebrates Earth Day

Cook County activities in recognition of Earth Day include a workday at Deer Grove West Forest Preserve in Palatine on Saturday, April 26. Cook County Chief Sustainability Officer Deborah Stone will speak on highlights of the county's sustainability work.

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Related Topix: Palatine, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL

16 hrs ago | CBS Local

$14 Million Awarded To Woman Who Suffered Stroke After Taking Medication

But a prescription for birth control her lawyer said should not have been given to her caused a stroke that left her partially paralyzed, with a brain injury and wheelchair bound.

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Related Topix: Birth Control, Medicine, Health, Elmwood Park, IL, Ortho Tri-Cyclen, Estrogen/Progestin (generic)

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

No surprise: Rauner spent most money per ballot

By the end of 2013, Bruce Rauner had spent $7 million, buying up TV ads to introduce himself to voters, running polls, traveling the state and working on strategy for the next three months of 2014.

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Related Topix: Winnetka, IL, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Illinois, Illinois Government

Chicago Sun-Times

Free, but not from the past

He got a pardon, but he didn't get a dime when he sued the city and the cops for framing him.

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Related Topix: Prison, Violent Crime, Washington Park, IL

My FOX Chicago

2 dead, 9 wounded in shootings since Friday evening

Two men were killed and at least nine other people have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Oak Park, IL

Daily Herald

Elgin man sentenced on cocaine charge

An Elgin man who once nearly beat a convenience store clerk to death was sentenced Thursday to prison for selling cocaine near a public park.

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Related Topix: Elgin, IL, Kane County, IL

RiverBender.com

Second Spouse Gets State Money

The spouse of another politician is connected to Governor Quinn's now-disbanded anti-violence program.

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Related Topix: Homewood, IL, Thornton, IL

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

$14 mil. awarded to woman who suffered stroke after taking medication

A Cook County jury awarded $14 million Friday to an Elmwood Park woman who suffered a severe stroke after taking prescribed birth control medication.

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Related Topix: Elmwood Park, IL, Birth Control, Medicine, Health, Ortho Tri-Cyclen, Estrogen/Progestin (generic)

My FOX Chicago

Cook County issues 1,000th gay marriage license

Clerk David Orr says he issued the marriage license in downtown Chicago on Friday to a gay couple from Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Chicago, IL, Albany Park (Chicago, IL)

The Southtown Star

Tinley Park man charged after child porn found in his home

A Tinley Park man has been charged with felonies after authorities recovered numerous pornographic videos involving children on a computer in his home, according to prosecutors.

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Related Topix: Tinley Park, IL

Daily Herald

Rolling Meadows man admits molesting girl

A Rolling Meadows man was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to molesting a 5-year-old girl last year, court records show.

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Related Topix: Rolling Meadows, IL

Red Eye Chicago

8 wounded in city shootings

A 12-year-old boy and seven others were wounded in shootings between about noon Thursday and 4 a.m. Friday.

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Related Topix: Oak Lawn, IL

CBS Local

Environmental Groups Sue To Stop Illiana Tollway

Chicago environmental groups filed a lawsuit Thursday to stop the proposed $1.3 billion Illiana Expressway linking northern Illinois and northwestern Indiana, claiming the Illinois Department of Transportation doesn't have authority to develop it.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Environmental Law, Law, Will County, IL, Pat Quinn, US Governors

Daily Herald

State to spend $10 million on Cook County projects

The projects that will receive the money are in Chicago, Alsip, Broadview, Countryside, Glenview, North Riverside, Oak Forest, Orland Park, Oak Lawn, Skokie and Tinley Park.

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Related Topix: Alsip, IL, Broadview, IL, North Riverside, IL, Glenview, IL

NBC Chicago

Suit Filed Against Cops Accused of Lying On Stand

Five police officers, three from Chicago and two from Glenview, all accused of lying on the witness stand in a Glenview drug case faced new problems Thursday, as the man who was the target of their alleged lies filed suit against them in federal court.

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Related Topix: Glenview, IL, Drugs

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Patch.com

Concrete Drivers' Strike Delays Darien's Concrete Repair Program

A concrete drivers' strike has delayed the start of Darien's concrete replacement program which was schedule to start on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Darien, IL

ABC7 Chicago

Glenview, Chicago police officers under investigation, accused of lying under oath

The Cook County state's attorney is investigating five police officers, three from Chicago and two from Glenview, accused of lying on the stand.

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Related Topix: Glenview, IL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

CBS Local

Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Co-Worker In Evanston

A Chicago man is facing charges after he allegedly sexually assaulted his co-worker in north suburban Evanston last month.

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Related Topix: Evanston, IL

My FOX Chicago

Gov. Quinn announces $23M in funding for Chicago-area road projects

Gov. Pat Quinn announced nearly $23 million in funding Thursday for construction projects in Cook, DuPage, Lake and McHenry counties.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Will County, IL, Dupage County, IL

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