Illinois

Senate Assistant Minority Leader Dave Syverson, R-Rockford
AP Photo/John O'Connor
May 23, 2019 - 10:15 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Wednesday he is confident that Illinois residents will swallow $1.8 billion in new and increased taxes to pay for a massive state construction program , while a key Republican said some of the taxes aren’t acceptable and lawmakers may have to seek...
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hands in handcuffs
May 22, 2019 - 11:03 am
QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a western Illinois man to five years in prison for an October fire that killed his 8-year-old son and a 5-year-old girl. The Quincy Herald-Whig reports 35-year-old William G. Brewer of Quincy pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of endangering the life or...
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May 22, 2019 - 10:33 am
ST. LOUIS (AP/KMOX) — A man found dead near a south St. Louis County park last week has been identified as a man reported missing in Illinois earlier this month. St. Louis County police say 49-year-old James Andrae of Creve Coeur, Illinois, was last seen alive on May 8. Police say he dealt with...
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May 21, 2019 - 3:06 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — It’s “border to border” seat-belt enforcement for Illinois police agencies through Memorial Day. Officials from the Departments of Transportation and State Police joined more than 200 local law enforcement agencies in Monday’s announcement. The “Border to Border” campaign...
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fast food
May 15, 2019 - 10:58 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOX) — People who use food stamps in Illinois may soon be able to buy fast food with them. A House bill that now sits in the Senate would establish the Restaurant Meals Program to permit individuals who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits to use their...
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JoAnn Cunningham, left, and Andrew Freund Sr.
McHenry County Sheriff's Department via AP
May 10, 2019 - 1:04 pm
WOODSTOCK, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois mother and father have pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the beating death of their 5-year-old son. JoAnn Cunningham and Andrew Freund Sr. of Crystal Lake appeared in McHenry County court Friday, the day after a 30-page grand jury indictment was handed down...
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marijuana bong
Alex Degman
May 08, 2019 - 8:35 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Some advocates in Illinois are trying to stop recreational marijuana from becoming legal. Several groups visited the Illinois State Capitol to oppose the legalization of recreational marijuana. RELATED: Illinois lawmakers look to other states for model for marijuana legalization...
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construction zone workers
May 07, 2019 - 2:50 pm
EAST MOLINE, Ill. (KMOX) — Illinois State Police are disguising troopers as construction workers on the interstate in an effort to enforce driving safety in work zones. District 7, in East Moline, partnered with Walsh Construction for Work-Zone Safety Week. The awareness campaign, dubbed "Operation...
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(Winfield Foley Fire Protection District)
May 07, 2019 - 9:29 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - It seems like this flooding around St. Louis and its neighboring towns is just going to be round one. A National Weather Services' Hydrologist says we will see new crests, possibly higher than these recent levels, in eight to 10 days. Because more rain is expected across the...
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marijuana legalization
May 06, 2019 - 9:17 pm
ILLINOIS (KMOX) — Illinois lawmakers are crafting recreational marijuana legislation with lessons learned from other states firmly in mind. RELATED: Illinois governor announces plan to legalize marijuana State Rep. Kelly Cassidy said they were often warned not to focus on simply creating a cash cow...
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