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Courthouse drug scandal spurs bids for retrials
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two days after a friend died of a cocaine overdose at Michael Cook's western Illinois hunting lodge, the St. Clair County circuit judge was back on the bench, presiding over a murder trial.Continued ...
Health care law turns to social media in Illinois
CHICAGO (AP) — Inside a command center at a Chicago marketing agency, a small team of social media experts hunkers down to monitor online chatter about President Barack Obama's health care law, answer questions on Facebook from discouraged consumers and post information and advice on Twitter.Continued ...
Prosecutors: Man gave heroin to judge almost daily
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A southwestern Illinois man admitted in federal court Thursday his role in a heroin-trafficking ring that prosecutors say involved supplying the drug almost daily to a sitting judge who resigned after being accused of heroin possession.Continued ...
Quinn pleased court will hear appeal on pay case
CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn says he's pleased the Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to hear his appeal of a ruling that found his veto of lawmakers' pay unconstitutional.Continued ...
Emanuel pushes gun legislation after park shooting
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's top civic leaders launched an aggressive push Tuesday for legislation that will increase gun crime penalties, with Mayor Rahm Emanuel vowing to lobby lawmakers on the measure that he said will help combat and prevent persistent street violence.Continued ...
CUB: Ill. residents can save on winter heat bills
CHICAGO (AP) — The Citizens Utility Board is urging consumers to conserve energy and participate in efficiency programs offered by utilities after a recent federal report predicted that natural gas bills could jump by 13 percent this winter.Continued ...
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- Quinn releases some insurance rates for Illinois
- Courthouse drug scandal spurs bids for retrials