CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn enters his final week in office with a speech and special session on the agenda, but it’s unclear how hard lawmakers and leaders will work with the Democrat on a possible special election or other issues.
QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — A western Illinois mayor who lobbied for a pardon for 1800s abolitionist Richard Eells is cheering that the late man finally has been absolved of helping runaway slaves.
WOODSTOCK, Ill. (AP) — Inmate road crews in northern Illinois’ McHenry County racked up some impressive numbers last year.
OAK PARK, Ill. (AP) — An investment of $26 million by taxpayers will allow communities across Illinois to buy land for parks and improve recreation.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Incoming state treasurer Mike Frerichs will celebrate his inauguration by helping on a community-service project and hosting receptions.
CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago man is accused of fatally shooting a 33-year-old woman in the face as the victim’s 9-year-old daughter looked on.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A 31-year-old Peoria Heights man has been sentenced to 38 years in prison for shaking or striking his six-week-old son to death in 2012.
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — A man once imprisoned for accidentally shooting his southern Illinois roommate to death nearly 60 years ago is among the latest to be pardoned by Illinois’ outgoing governor.
The Carbondale Southern Illinoisan reports that Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s pardon of 73-year-old Fred Sinroll was among roughly 100 that Quinn granted as he prepares to leave office.
Sinroll had been convicted of involuntary manslaughter for the 1956 shooting death in which he accidentally killed his roommate with a 12-gauge shotgun he stored under his bed at their Carbondale apartment.
Sinroll was 20 at the time.
In 1957, Sinroll served five months of nights at a Vandalia prison and later spent three years on probation.
He now lives outside of Illinois.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois regulators have disciplined a Springfield psychiatrist for alleged sexual misconduct with a female patient.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Police in central Illinois have announced instances in which high-quality counterfeit $100 bills have surfaced.