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  • Voters, some Democratic politicians swinging against the death penalty

    Voters, some Democratic politicians swinging against the death penalty
    The fierce reaction to a botched Oklahoma execution may be fueled by the slow weakening of public support for capital punishment, which has coincided with a shift among Democratic politicians toward opposition to the death penalty. Capital punishment...
  • Feds looking at Quinn's anti-violence program

    Feds looking at Quinn's anti-violence program
    SPRINGFIELD — Federal authorities have requested information about Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s $55 million anti-violence initiative that has drawn fire for mismanagement and misspending. The Illinois comptroller’s office got a call...
  • Federal probe threatens Quinn's re-election

    Federal probe threatens Quinn's re-election
    Deadlocked in a tough campaign in September 2010, Gov. Pat Quinn launched a $55 million anti-violence grant program, doling out money to groups on the South Side and south suburbs, home to core Democratic voters. Weeks later, Quinn piled up a 500,000-...
  • Madigan makes power play for Lincoln library and museum

    Madigan makes power play for Lincoln library and museum
    SPRINGFIELD — The latest political power play at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum comes from Speaker Michael Madigan, who is pushing a plan to set up the center as a free-standing state agency despite opponents’ concerns...
  • State acquires Will County airfield in step toward new large airport

    State acquires Will County airfield in step toward new large airport
    The state has paid $34 million to acquire a private airfield in Will County that occupies a small part of the almost 6,000-acre footprint that is envisioned as the first phase of a large commercial airport to be built in the south suburbs, officials...
  • Family touched by tragedy in bribes scandal wows 'America's Got Talent'

    Family touched by tragedy in bribes scandal wows 'America's Got Talent'
    Likened to a modern-day “Partridge Family,” The Willis Clan wowed the judges on “America’s Got Talent” last week, but it’s the act’s back story that transcends a television variety show. The 12-member band...
  • Illinois is ready for change

    I have seen enough political ads of late on TV to make me wonder how I will possibly make it until November. But for those who tell us that Bruce Rauner is just too darn good of a businessman, too darn good at investing, just not savvy enough of a...
  • Chili Festivals Heat Up The Fall In Connecticut

    Chili Festivals Heat Up The Fall In Connecticut
    If summer's close means an end to burgers fresh from the grill and lobster rolls by the beach, then one of fall's consolation prizes is a steaming bowl of chili on a crisp afternoon. Five upcoming festivals across Connecticut pit chili experts against...
  • Man convicted 2nd time in 1983 slaying gets life in prison

    Man convicted 2nd time in 1983 slaying gets life in prison
    A man twice previously sentenced to death has been given natural life in prison for the 1983 murder and robbery of a tavern owner and the shooting of a waitress, according to prosecutors and court records. James Harris, 61, accused of killing Jesse...
  • Probe into famed Anthony Porter case nearly done

    Probe into famed Anthony Porter case nearly done
    After close to 10 months of work, Cook County prosecutors are nearing the end of their reinvestigation into one of Illinois' most pivotal wrongful conviction cases, with a decision expected within weeks that could rewrite a key chapter in the state's...
  • Quinn asks for ideas on how to open third airport in Peotone

     Quinn asks for ideas on how to open third airport in Peotone
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn’s next move to open a potential third airport in the south suburbs is a call for private developers, air carriers and would-be tenants to gather for a forum next month with state transportation officials to...