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Rocky the Illinois coyote to get more room but not new home

NORTHBROOK, Ill. (AP) — A coyote on public display in suburban Chicago will get a larger den but not a transfer to a wild animal sanctuary in Colorado. A report for the Forest Preserves of Cook County said the coyote, named Rocky, is “happy and healthy” in his 266-square-foot home but will get a much…

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Illinois state building sold in Chicago; Google moving in

CHICAGO (AP) — Google is moving into the Thompson Center, the iconic state building in downtown Chicago, officials announced Wednesday. Gov. J.B. Pritzker said the state is selling the building to a developer for $30 million in cash and also getting another downtown building valued at $75 million. Google, which has more than 1,800 employees…

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Grains mixed, Livestock mixed

Wheat for Sep. lost 13.50 cents at $7.9025 a bushel; Sep. corn was up 3.25 cents at $6.0025 a bushel, Sep. oats fell 11 cents $4.4050 a bushel; while Sep. soybeans advanced 46 cents at $15.7875 a bushel. Beef was mixed and pork was higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Aug. live was off .07…

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Parade attack suspect indicted for murder, attempted murder

By KATHLEEN FOODY and CLAIRE SAVAGE Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The man accused of opening fire on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago has been indicted by a grand jury on 21 first-degree murder counts, 48 counts of attempted murder and 48 counts of aggravated battery, representing the seven people killed and dozens…

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Grains higher, Livestock lower on Tuesday

Wheat for Sep. gained 33.75 cents at $8.0375 a bushel; Sep. corn rose 17 cents at $5.97 a bushel, Sep. oats was up 9 cents $4.5150 a bushel; while Sep. soybeans advanced 59.75 cents at $15.3275 a bushel. Beef and pork were lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Aug. live cattle fell .88 cent at…

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Suburban Chicago cops ask for help finding girl’s shooter

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Suburban Chicago police asked for the public’s help Tuesday finding the man who fired a gun over a fence and wounded a 13-year-old girl critically in the neck. Teens had gathered in a backyard around 6:20 p.m. Monday when an unknown person fired several shots, Evanston Police Commander Ryan Glew said.…

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Grains mostly higher, Livestock mixed

Monday — Wheat for Sep. rose 11 cents at $7.70 a bushel; Sep. corn gained 15.75 cents at $5.80 a bushel, Sep. oats fell 10 cents $4.4250 a bushel; while Sep. soybeans advanced 38.50 cents at $14.3715 a bushel. Beef was mixed and pork lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Aug. live cattle was up…

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About 2,500 Boeing workers to strike after rejecting deal

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — Roughly 2,500 Boeing workers are expected to go on strike next month at three plants in the St. Louis area after they voted Sunday to reject a contract offer from the plane maker. The strike is planned to begin Aug. 1 at Boeing manufacturing facilities in St. Charles County, St.…

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One thing voters agree on: Fresh voices needed in politics

MICHELLE L. PRICE Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — As he campaigns for a Manhattan congressional seat against fellow Democrats twice his age, 38-year-old Suraj Patel harnesses the frustration of his generation toward those who have held office for decades. In his telling, Reps. Jerry Nadler, 75, and Carolyn Maloney, 76, are part of a…

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Feds issue guidance on cleanup plan for abandoned coal mines

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of the Interior on Thursday issued guidance for nearly $725 million in funding available this fiscal year for the reclamation of abandoned coal mines and cleanup of acid mine drainage. The guidance provides information about project eligibility, priorities and interpretation for the use of funding from President Joe…

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