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Escaped bison recaptured near Chicago after 8 months in wild

WAUCONDA, Ill. (AP) — A bison that escaped a suburban Chicago farm last September and had been living in the wild since was recaptured Wednesday, officials said. The 1,300-pound (590-kilogram) bison some had come to know as Tyson ran off while being delivered to the Milk and Honey Farmstead in Wauconda, and officials said they…

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Officials: Tri-State Tollway pileup kills 1, hurts 7 others

CHICAGO (AP) — One person died and seven others also were injured Tuesday in a pileup crash involving at least seven vehicles on the Tri-State Tollway around Chicago, authorities said. The crash that occurred about 6 a.m. near northwest suburban Glenview shut down all southbound lanes of the tollway, which is also Interstate 294, for…

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Chicago apartment fire kills young girl

CHICAGO (AP) — A young girl died Wednesday morning after Chicago firefighters responding to a fire at an apartment building on the city’s South Side found her in a bedroom, a fire official said. Firefighters who responded to calls about a heavy fire and someone possibly trapped in an apartment found the girl under debris…

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Ex-Illinois House leader Arroyo sentenced for bribery scheme

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Democratic leader in the Illinois House was sentenced Wednesday to nearly five years in prison for his role in a bribery scheme. Luis Arroyo was handed a 57-month sentence by U.S. District Judge Steven Seeger after pleading guilty in November to a wire fraud count alleging he tried to bribe…

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Beto O’Rourke interrupts briefing, echoing US debate on guns

ACACIA CORONADO and SARA BURNETT Associated Press UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Surrounded by fellow Republicans on a high school stage, Gov. Greg Abbott was wrapping up his opening remarks about the killing of school children and teachers in Uvalde, Texas, when Beto O’Rourke strode forward from his seat in the audience. “Gov. Abbott, I have…

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Ex-suburban mayor pleads guilty in red-light camera scandal

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. (AP) — A former suburban Chicago mayor pleaded guilty Monday to taking kickbacks to support the use of red-light cameras in his community. Tony Ragucci, who resigned in 2020, admitted to getting $88,000 when he was leading Oakbrook Terrace. He pleaded guilty to fraud and tax crimes. It’s the latest conviction related…

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Chicago cop who shot 13-year-old relieved of police powers

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago officer who shot and seriously wounded a 13-year-old boy who ran away after being pulled over while driving a stolen vehicle was relieved of his police powers Friday, officials said. “He’s still an active member of the Chicago Police Department,” police spokesman Don Terry told the Chicago Tribune about the…

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Former soldier gets prison for sexual contact with child

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — An Illinois man has been sentenced to spend more than nine years in prison after he admitted having sexual contact with a child 15 years ago when he was a soldier at Georgia’s Fort Stewart. Clarence Michael Lynch of Highland, Illinois, was sentenced Thursday to serve nine years and one month…

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Molina Healthcare of Illinois launches $100,000 Community Service Scholarship Program

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 24, 2022– Molina Healthcare of Illinois (“Molina”) announced a $100,000 MolinaCares Community Service Scholarship Program designed to reward students enrolled in a college, university, vocational school, or technical institution for service to their community. “Molina is proud to salute those who help lift community members in need,” said Matt Wolf, plan president of…

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