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  • Bill would punish marijuana possession with only a fine
    Bill about marijuana possession passes the Illinois House
    The Illinois House has passed a bill by a 62-53 vote that would make possession of a small amount of marijuana subject to a fine instead of a criminal charge.Anyone in possession of 15 grams or less would receive a ticket instead of being arrested...
  • Com Ed welcomes you back
    Com Ed welcomes you back
    The Illinois Electric Service Customer Choice and Rate Relief Law of 1997 allows consumers served by Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) and Ameren Illinois Utilities to purchase electricity supply from certified alternative retail electric...
  • Semi-auto rifles
    7th Circuit judge: Don’t limit gun choices to government
    A federal appeals court judge yesterday delivered a blunt dissent in a 2-1 ruling by a 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in which he asserted that allowing government to determine which firearms people may own transfers too much power to...
  • Three dogs tortured and killed in Waukegan
    Waukegan man charged with horrific killing of three dogs - petition update
    Juan Rositas, of Waukegan, Illinois, allegedly killed three of his six dogs by hitting them with hammers and a baseball bat and suffocating one with a plastic bag. All three dogs were pit bulls. Three other dogs were removed alive from the home...
  • Puppies are especially at risk of contracting disease
    Dog owners in Chicago suburbs beware -- Canine flu virus reaches McHenry County
    Chicagoland suburbanites beware. The Canine Influenza has been found in McHenry County dogs. One dog has died from the dog flu and others are suspected to be ill.According to The Woodstock Independent, the public information officer at the McHenry...
  • Missy was lost after the tornado in Fairdale
    Update on dog missing after tornado strikes Fairdale, Illinois
    Dog and owner were reunited. Clem Schultz was reunited with his dog. His wife, Geraldine Schultz, was one of two people who died in the tornado.A dog is lost in the aftermath of a tornado that ripped through the small town of Fairdale in rural...
  • Child found in forest abandoned by parents
    Child found in Cook County forest: Knows only first name, abandoned by parents
    A 4-year-old child was found near Cook County forest all alone and a very long way from home. The little girl whose name is Aliyah was on the sidewalk crying and waving her arms when a people driving down the street happened upon the frightened...
  • Aunt of captured fugitive Kamron Taylor charged with helping him plan escape
    Aunt of captured fugitive Kamron Taylor charged with helping him plan escape
    The 50-year-old aunt of convicted murderer and escaped inmate Kamron T. Taylor was arrested and charged on April 4 with helping her nephew plan his escape from the Jerome Combs Detention Center in Illinois. The aunt, Tonya Grant, was a former...
  • Illinois inmate: Convicted murderer overpowers guard, steals his SUV and breaks out of prison
    Illinois inmate: Convicted murderer overpowers guard and escapes prison
    Kamron T. Taylor, a 23-year-old inmate waiting to be sentenced on a first-degree murder conviction, escaped from the Jerome Combs Detention Center in eastern Illinois around 3 a.m. on April 1. In making good his escape, Taylor managed to overpower...
  • Convicted Murderer Guard
    Convicted murderer: Guard overpowered, 'armed and dangerous' inmate on the run
    An Illinois inmate and convicted murderer is on the run. The murderer overpowered a guard at the detention center where he was being held, stole the correction officer’s keys and uniform, and drove off in his personal vehicle. Authorities...
  • National Guard Specialist from Aurora arrested in terror plot
    National Guard Specialist from Aurora arrested in terror plot
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation agents in Chicago arrested a National Guard Specialist from Aurora on Wednesday at Midway Airport on terrorism related charges after he allegedly tried to join the Islamic State or ISIS.According to a criminal...
  • Illinois lottery scratch-off tickets support veteran programs
    Illinois lottery scratch-off tickets support veteran programs
    The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) yesterday announced that thanks to the people of Illinois buying the Veterans’ Cash scratch-off lottery ticket the IDVA are able to award this year $353,100 in grants to 18 non...
  • Rauner's department appointees confirmed by Senate
    Rauner's department appointees confirmed by Senate
    Illinois Senate voted and confirmed three department heads appointed by Gov. Rauner, yesterday. Philip Nelson was confirmed as the Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture, bringing his experience as a life-long, fourth-generation grain...
  • Governor Rauner names members on task force
    Governor Rauner names members on task force
    Governor Bruce Rauner, in February, signed an Executive Order 15-15 creating the Local Government and Unfunded Mandates Task Force; although the formation of this type of task force was discussed for years under the last two Governors terms, no...
  • Building an 'Empire'
    'Empire' is the top show filmed in Chicago right now
    The show is set in New York, but filmed in Chicago. It is "Empire" and it airs on FOX. And it is the best new show on broadcast television to come out of Hollywood in some time.For a network show, it has original scripts and characters...
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