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Byron Brown, 29, already serving 25 years in state prison for murder, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to racketeering conspiracy and murder in aid of racketeering.
The Champaign County Sheriff said a recent change to Illinois' rules regarding DUI accidents won't have an adverse effect on public safety.
Bruce Rauner is a Winnetka businessman. He told attendees at a forum in Bloomington Wednesday coordinated by the Illinois Farm Bureau that the agriculture department is "full of cronyism" and has 'folks running things that generally don't have much expertise.'
Lawyers representing 55 Illinois Department of Transportation workers laid off last week say the employees should be able to continue working for the agency in their staff assistant positions.
Libertarians across Illinois are celebrating victory today as the State Board of Elections ruled to keep their candidates Chad Grimm for Governor, Alexander Cummings for Lieutenant Governor, Ben Koyl for Attorney General, Julie Fox for Comptroller, Christopher Michel for Secretary of State, Matthew Skopek for Treasurer, and Sharon Hansen for U.S.
Gov. Pat Quinn signed a couple of bills last week to make it easier for voters to get rid of unnecessary and wasteful units of government.
A South Carolina man has pleaded guilty in a vehicle crash that killed an on-duty Pontiac officer and his police dog last year.
In 2012, the former staffer for Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., won the 13th District by a mere 1,002 votes to a perennial Democrat panned by party operatives.
The Bridge was originally set to be open on September 6th. In a press release from the Illinois Department of Transportation, the DOT blames unforeseen conditions and problems encountered in replacing the transverse beams across the bridge and in the support columns.
Gov. Pat Quinn says it was up to his transportation secretary to follow employment rules even when hiring candidates the governor's office favored.
It was a remarkable event not only for the bizarre crime that was alleged, but for its victims, who were some of the biggest names in Chicago legal circles.
Officials at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum are planning an exhibit featuring former Gov. Adlai Stevenson II and his family's political dynasty.
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Editor's note: David M. Perry is an associate professor of history at Dominican University in Illinois.
The mayor of Kincaid in central Illinois has resigned after he was charged for allegedly violating an order of protection and possessing drugs.
Gutierrez said Monday the president's move on immigration could be "unprecedented" in scope.
Updated: Thu Aug 28, 2014 01:04 am
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