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TV pitchman jailed after jurors find him guilty
CHICAGO (AP) — Jurors deliberated for less than an hour Tuesday before finding Kevin Trudeau guilty of criminal contempt in weeklong trial during which prosecutors accused the TV pitchman of lying in infomercials to boost sales of his diet book.Continued ...
Food stamp outreach boosting Illinois Medicaid
CHICAGO (AP) — Although only a few hundred middle-class Illinois residents were able to sign up for health insurance last month on the crippled federal HealthCare.gov website, the poor appear to be having an easier time enrolling in an expansion of Medicaid — and are doing so by the thousands.Continued ...
Ex-Ill. judge pleads guilty to heroin, gun counts
EAST ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former judge at the center of a courthouse drug scandal in Illinois that included another judge's cocaine death pleaded guilty Friday to federal heroin and gun charges as part of a deal calling for him serving a year and a half in prison.Continued ...
Gun bill stopped; Ill. lawmakers leave work undone
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A push to fight crime by imposing stiffer penalties for having guns on urban streets came to a halt Thursday when black lawmakers in the Illinois House used a procedural measure to stall proposed legislation, saying the bill was too focused on locking up young menContinued ...
Ill. lawmakers OK tax breaks, but no pension deal
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois lawmakers have approved tax incentives for Archer Daniels Midland Company and the newly merged OfficeMax and Office Depot. But they expect to end the fall session without action on the state's $100 billion pension shortfall.Continued ...
Illinois lawmakers vote to allow gay marriages
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Historic votes Tuesday in the Illinois Legislature positioned that state to become the largest in the heartland to legalize gay marriage, following months of arduous lobbying efforts by both sides in President Barack Obama's home state.Continued ...
- Pension deal elusive in final days of fall session
- Gaming board won't let casinos stay open 24 hours
- Concerns over Ill. gambling expansion resurface
- Ill. lawmakers off to slow start in fall session
- Courthouse drug scandal spurs bids for retrials
- Health care law turns to social media in Illinois
- Prosecutors: Man gave heroin to judge almost daily
- Quinn pleased court will hear appeal on pay case
- Emanuel pushes gun legislation after park shooting
- CUB: Ill. residents can save on winter heat bills
- Despite ruling, Quinn vows to manage without pay
- 20 tornadoes recorded in Illinois so far this year
- Judge says Murray Home case can move forward
- Illinois prepares for immigrant drivers licenses
- TV pitchman jailed after jurors find him guilty