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CHICAGO - A federal judge has sentenced a suburban Chicago man to six years behind bars for a 2016 fire that destroyed a furniture warehouse where he worked, causing more than $122 million in damages. 

Illinois officials are investing $240 million in two dozen projects designed to improve freight mobility throughout the state and relieve congestion.

More than two dozen Illinois libraries are receiving grants to help young students develop skills in technology, communication, goal setting and conflict resolution.

Police southwest of Chicago say they are searching for what could be a team of gun thieves who sometimes use cars to smash their way into businesses.

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Federal officials are delaying a proposal for a new line of defense in the Chicago area to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was scheduled to release a draft plan today for installing new technologies or taking other steps to block the invasive fish's path at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet, Illinois.  No new release date has been set.

A Chicago federal judge has sentenced an Illinois man to 21 years in prison for plotting to attack a U.S. military facility with his cousin.  Jonas Edmonds of Aurora was sentenced after pleading guilty to conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. 

Federal agencies plan to spend $57.3 million this year on preventing invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, where scientists say they could disrupt food chains and out-compete native fish.

An Aurora man has pleaded guilty to charges he conspired to provide material support to the Islamic State group and making false statements regarding terrorism.

Summit of Hope returns to Chicago

Sep 2, 2015

  JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Illinois parolees and people on probation are getting a chance to apply for jobs, have a health screening and obtain a driver's license.  The Illinois Department of Corrections is holding a "Summit of Hope" Wednesday at the Salvation Army in the Chicago suburb of Joliet. The event is aimed at helping people recently released from jail or prison to lead a successful life, so they don't return to a life of crime or end up back behind bars.

  JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Police say a 7-month-old boy is in critical condition after he was left in a hot car for about two hours in Joliet. The boy was found unresponsive in the car around noon Tuesday by his mother, who didn't know he was in the car.

(AP) - A donation may have bought more time for the penny parking meters in Sycamore. Sycamore city officials will go to Joliet in about two weeks to pick up nearly 600 donated coin-operated parking meters. The Joliet City Council approved a motion declaring the meters surplus property. Joliet uses battery-operated digital meters.

Another prospective medical marijuana grower has filed a lawsuit against Illinois regulators, contending the state failed to follow its own rules in awarding a license to grow the drug.

 230-full-time Caterpillar jobs in Joliet could be impacted as the company considers moving some operations to Mexico. The company says it’s considering moving some of its manufacturing duties to a sister-facility in Monterrey, Mexico, next year. The proposal is an effort to be more competitive.