Illinois

Final vote for recreational marijuana use in Illinois House.
Ted Schurter/The State Journal-Register via AP
May 31, 2019 - 9:37 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois is likely to become the 11th state to allow small amounts of marijuana for recreational use after the Democratic-controlled House on Friday sent a legalization plan to Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who campaigned on the issue. Those 21 and older would be able to...
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Debris can be seen as emergency personnel and others search and clear the scene of an explosion and fire at AB Specialty Silicones chemical plant Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Waukegan, Ill.
Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune via AP
May 05, 2019 - 9:20 pm
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Search and recovery personnel found the body of another worker Sunday in the rubble of a northern Illinois silicone factory that exploded and burst into flames two days earlier, bringing the death toll to three employees with one more body believed to be in the debris, a fire...
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Andrew "AJ" Freund vigil
John Starks/Daily Herald via AP
April 25, 2019 - 1:40 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Police believe an Illinois couple who reported their 5-year-old son missing last week killed him days earlier by beating him and forcing him to stand in a cold shower for an extended period of time, according to court documents released Thursday. The allegations are included in a...
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The body of a 5-year-old boy reported as missing last week was found wrapped in plastic in a shallow grave on Wednesday, and his parents have been charged with murder, police said.
Crystal Lake Police Dept. via CNN
April 24, 2019 - 4:38 pm
By Eric Levenson, CNN (CNN) -- The body of a 5-year-old boy reported as missing last week was found wrapped in plastic in a shallow grave on Wednesday, and his parents have been charged with murder, police said. The parents, Andrew Freund Sr. and JoAnn Cunningham, then provided information that...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2019 file photo, R. Kelly walks with attorneys and supporters into the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago. Kelly gave a 28-second performance and spent about half an hour more hobnobbing with fans who paid $50 to $100 to see
Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File
April 07, 2019 - 2:21 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — R. Kelly gave a 28-second performance and spent about half an hour more hobnobbing with fans who paid $50 to $100 to see him at a club in the Illinois capital of Springfield. The R&B singer posted a video on his Instagram page hours before the early Sunday performance...
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Authorities conducted DNA testing to try to determine Thursday whether a teenager found wandering the streets of a Kentucky town is who he claims to be — an Illinois boy who disappeared eight years ago around the time his mother took her own life.
Carrie Antlfinger/AP Photo
April 04, 2019 - 5:33 pm
By Dan Sewell and Don Babwin CINCINNATI (AP) — A young man's claim to be an Illinois boy who disappeared under tragic circumstances eight years ago was disproved by DNA tests and pronounced a hoax Thursday, dashing hopes that the baffling case had finally been solved. For a day and a half, a...
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 Police in the Chicago suburb of Aurora say the department is sending two detectives to the Cincinnati area to investigate a missing child report that could involve the Aurora boy who disappeared in 2011.
Aurora Police Department via AP
April 03, 2019 - 9:34 pm
By Corey Williams and Caryn Rousseau (AP) — A 14-year-old boy who said he escaped from two kidnappers in Ohio told authorities he is from Illinois, where he went missing nearly eight years ago when his mother apparently took her own life. Police in suburban Cincinnati's Sharonville wrote in a short...
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A grand jury has been convened in Cook County, Illinois, in connection with new allegations against singer R. Kelly, according to two sources close to the case.
Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET via CNN
February 18, 2019 - 4:20 pm
By Sara Sidner, CNN (CNN) -- A grand jury has been convened in Cook County, Illinois, in connection with new allegations against singer R. Kelly, according to two sources close to the case. This comes on the heels of attorney Michael Avenatti announcing last week that he had handed over to the...
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Patrick Kunzer/Daily Herald via AP
February 17, 2019 - 5:12 pm
AURORA, Ill. (AP) — An initial background check failed to detect a felony conviction that should have barred the man who killed five co-workers and wounded six others at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant from buying the gun. Months later, a second background check of Gary Martin found his 1995...
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Investigators work at the apartment complex of the alleged shooter from the Henry Pratt Co. on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Aurora, Ill.
Matt Marton/AP
February 17, 2019 - 9:44 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The victims of a disgruntled employee who opened fire at a suburban Chicago industrial warehouse were co-workers ranging from an intern to the plant manager. A look at the victims: Trevor Wehner The 21-year-old Northern Illinois University student was on his first day as an intern in...
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