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Mumps outbreak 2014 puts Illinois health officials on alert

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A mumps outbreak in parts of Illinois has health officials on alert. Most of the mumps cases are in downstate communities, but we have learned about cases popping up in the Chicago area and surrounding states.

Illinois mayor in Twitter raid flap says his ‘freedom of speech’ was at stake

FILE: May 7, 2013: Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis at a City Council meeting in Peoria, Ill.AP

The Illinois mayor whose complaints led to a police raid to find out who was behind a Twitter account set up in his name is defending his actions, saying he felt his identity was stolen and that his “freedom of speech” was taken away.

SHILOH MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO POSSESSION OF PIPE BOMBS

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Justin A. Vangilder, 21, of Shiloh, Illinois, pled guilty today in federal district court in East St. Louis to an Indictment charging him with three counts of Possession of an Unregistered Firearm/Explosive Bom

Case of Illinois serial killer Gacy helps solve unrelated death

FILE - This 1978 file photo shows serial killer John Wayne Gacy. The case of John Wayne Gacy has helped authorities solve another slaying, one that he didn’t commit. The Cook County Sheriff’s Office is scheduled to announce Wednesday, April 23, 2014, they have identified the remains found in a forest preserve in 2008 as those of 22-year-old Edward Beaudion of Chicago.

Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has helped authorities solve another killing — one he didn’t commit.

EAST ST. LOUIS POST OFFICE SUPERSIVOR PLEADS GUILTY TO STEALING PACKAGES

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Jane Johanna Emily, a/k/a Jane Moeller, 41, of St. Louis, Missouri, pled guilty in federal district court on April 22, 2014, to charges that she opened and stole packages from the U.S. Mail.

Controversy erupts over $100 mil. for Obama library

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A move by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan to muscle through a measure to appropriate $100 million from the cash-strapped state to help finance the construction of President Barack Obama’s presidential library and museum in Chicago is erupting into a controversy.

Most Conflicted Journalist in the Country?

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Rich Miller– Springfield’s Capitol Fax “journalist”–rakes in over $521,000 in payments from 70 State Agencies
and other governments–plus 181 political committees.

Ex-death row inmate Anthony Porter angry, feels ‘cheated’ out of money

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He’s come within hours of being executed after he was convicted of killing two people.

Illinois proposes $100 patient card for medical marijuana users, drops gun ban

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Illinois officials have reworked the state’s medical marijuana rules, lowering an annual patient registration fee to $100 and removing a previous ban on gun ownership by pot users.

Police: Husband and wife — both officers — dead in murder-suicide

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A Cook County Sheriff’s Office correctional officer and his wife, a Chicago police officer, were found shot to death inside a home in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood Sunday morning, officials said.

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