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A day after praising a tentative deal in Illinois' school funding fight, Gov. Bruce Rauner is giving it mixed reviews. 

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CHICAGO (AP) - A monument gifted to Chicago by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini in the name of aviator Italo Balbo has become the target of protesters who want it removed.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is sidestepping comment on a political cartoon critics have called racist, saying he doesn't have anything to add to the discussion "as a white male."

A former Northwestern University professor and an Oxford University employee accused of killing a man as part of what prosecutors called a sexual fantasy have another court date scheduled this week in Chicago.

A political cartoon circulated by a conservative Illinois think tank with ties to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has triggered accusations of racism and insensitivity in the wake of the deadly rally attack in Virginia.

The Illinois House has adopted a resolution vilifying white supremacists.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says President Donald Trump's administration is "wrong morally, wrong factually and wrong legally" as it threatens to end funding for cities that refuse to share information with federal immigration authorities.

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner says he's determined to fight a "corrupt political machine in Chicago" and its "special deals" as he seeks a second term.

Local school superintendents are telling an Illinois House panel that the changes Gov. Bruce Rauner made to school-funding legislation will hurt their school districts. 

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Democratic candidate for Illinois governor Ameya Pawar has selected Cairo Mayor Tyrone Coleman as his 2018 running mate.

Republican state legislators from around Chicago are pitching a plan to repeal the new sweetened beverage tax in Cook County. 

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CHICAGO (AP) - Hundreds of people marched in Chicago as part of efforts to take a stand against racism in response to a white supremacist rally that spiraled into deadly violence in Virginia.

July was another dangerous month in Chicago, with 74 homicides reported.

Major civil rights groups have joined a class-action seeking to force Chicago to reform the nation's second largest police force with direct court oversight.

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel are among the Illinois politicians criticizing President Donald Trump's decision to bar transgender people from serving in the military.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago is creating a new unit to prosecute health care fraud.

Flood levels along two northern Illinois rivers looked to be falling after flooding this week but another round of rain has them rising again.

Forecasters say flooding in north-suburban Chicago could worsen over the weekend as water flows down rivers into the state from Wisconsin.

Nineteen aquariums across the U.S. are partnering in an effort to reduce plastic pollution in the Great Lakes, rivers and oceans.

The city of Chicago is receiving $14.8 million in federal grants to provide treatment to low-income people with HIV.

The speaker of the Illinois House has scheduled a vote for Thursday to override the governor's veto of budget package.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the Justice Department will send more federal prosecutors to Chicago to focus on ending gun violence in the city.

House Speaker Michael Madigan says he will call a $36.5 billion spending plan for a vote Friday while Democrats and Republicans continue to negotiate tangential issues crucial to a state budget deal with Gov. Bruce Rauner. 

Amtrak is offering discounted tickets for passengers traveling to southern Illinois to view the upcoming total solar eclipse.

Three Chicago police officers have been indicted on felony charges alleging they conspired to cover up the fatal shooting of black teen Laquan McDonald by a white officer.

The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board has approved plans for a 100-bed psychiatric hospital to address a substance abuse crisis in two of the state's counties.

The city-owned arena downtown Bloomington in central Illinois has a new name: Grossinger Motors Arena.

Judges will be encouraged to prescribe longer sentences for repeat gun offenders under a plan signed into law by Gov. Bruce Rauner. 

 

Gov. Bruce Rauner has threatened to reject a plan extending the funding mechanism for the state's 911 call centers, saying proposed fee increases are too high and the plan is loaded with other things. 

Former President Barack Obama's presidential center could include a playground, performance lawn and a sledding hill. 

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