Associated Press

The Associated Press is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering, supplying a steady stream of news to its members, international subscribers and commercial customers. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, it's a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members.

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CHICAGO - A suburban Chicago girl and a girl from Indiana are being treated for a rare condition that afflicts the nervous system.

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SPRINGFIELD - State officials have released more than $14 million for improvements to state parks.

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CHICAGO - Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt is the winner of Illinois' 2018 Senior Hall of Fame award.

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CHICAGO - Musicians with the Lyric Opera of Chicago have walked off the job.

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GENEVA - A former pastor of a now-defunct suburban Chicago church has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexually assaulting a teenager.

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DIXON - The police officer credited with stopping a northern Illinois school shooter has been praised by President Donald Trump after being named Officer of the Year by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

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WAUKEGAN - A wildlife worker says a four-foot long caiman found in Lake Michigan near Chicago would've been lucky to live a couple more weeks.

DENVER - Amtrak says the Southwest Chief train route connecting Chicago to Los Angeles with stops in Colorado will stay in operation as is for at least another year.

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CHICAGO - A spokesman for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has called President Donald Trump "clueless" for reviving criticism of Chicago and encouraging more stop-and-frisks by police. 

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SWANSEA - Illinois conservation police have seized a pet bobcat from a family in Swansea.

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YORKVILLE - An Illinois man released on parole after spending decades in prison for fatally shooting five people remains in prison as he awaits a viable housing option.

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ROCKFORD - Two Illinois youth football coaches are facing felony charges after police say a fight broke out between coaches and parents following a game and one coach displayed a gun.

SPRINGFIELD - Friction over a stovepipe hat's connection to Abraham Lincoln has prompted the director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum to dissolve his $25,000 consulting contract with the organization's fundraising arm.

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CHICAGO - Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's public corruption case is now scheduled for June in federal court in Chicago.

     

CHICAGO  - The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson's appeal of his murder conviction in the drowning death of his third wife.

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CAVE-IN-ROCK - An Ohio River ferry between Illinois and Kentucky resumes full service Monday after operating on limited hours the past three months.

CARBONDALE - An official at Southern Illinois University says a student accused earlier this month of belonging to a white supremacist neo-Nazi group is no longer enrolled in the school.

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CHICAGO - An appeals court in Chicago has ordered that two people convicted of selling synthetic marijuana be resentenced after finding errors by their sentencing judge.

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DES PLAINES - Des Plaines spent nearly $60,000 to get to the bottom of what happened at a drunken golf outing and party that some members of the Chicago suburb's police department attended last year.

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SPRINGFIELD - A report on sexual harassment in Illinois politics issued last week paints a stark picture of the rough-and-tumble of the campaign trail that can breed harassment.

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ALORTON - The mayor of a southern Illinois city has been charged with official misconduct for operating a police vehicle with its lights flashing.

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CHICAGO - Illinois State Police will be out this week issuing tickets and handing out safety literature in a bid to bring down numbers of railroad-crossing deaths in the state. 

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CHICAGO - A former OpenTable employee has been charged with wire fraud for allegedly making hundreds of bogus reservations at Chicago restaurants to undermine a rival booking service.

CHICAGO - Chicago State University is receiving a $1.3 million federal grant to increase minority participation in science, technology, engineering and math.

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CHICAGO - The archbishop of Chicago has removed a priest as head of a North Side church after he burned a rainbow banner, angering the LGBT community.

SPRINGFIELD - A federal judge has refused to grant class-action status to a lawsuit alleging wage discrimination against female doctors at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

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CHICAGO - Jon Burge, a former Chicago police commander who was linked to numerous cases involving the torture of suspects, has died in Florida.

WHEATON - A former member of a Christian college football team has settled his lawsuit against the school and four of five teammates accused of attacking him.

NEW ORLEANS - McDonald's workers are staging protests in several cities in what organizers called the first multistate strike seeking to combat sexual harassment in the workplace.

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JACKSONVILLE - The wife and daughter of a central Illinois man imprisoned for murder and arson have been charged with joining the inmate to steal from a relative.

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