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3 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Quinn signs county appointees ethics measure

CHICAGO (AP) — A measure signed into law by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn gives certain counties mostly in northeastern Illinois more authority to remove their appointees who violate ethics standards. Quinn says it allows county boards to adopt a code of conduct regarding the accountability, fiscal responsibility, procurement authority, transparency and ethical conduct of county appointees.

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12 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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At least four dead in truck-car crash south of Chicago

CHICAGO (Reuters) - At least four people were dead and three more were airlifted to hospitals after a multi-vehicle crash on I-55, a major truck route between St. Louis and Chicago, Illinois State Police said on Monday. The crash, which involved two semi-trailer trucks and three passenger vehicles, happened about 2:30 p.m. CDT in the northbound lanes of I-55, near ...

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12 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Judge: Illinois can close developmental center

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that the state of Illinois has the authority to close a southern Illinois center for people with developmental disabilities. A spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Human Services says the ruling will help the state move from an "outdated system" of caring for the developmentally disabled.

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12 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Court OKs expedited appeal of term limits case

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois appellate court has agreed to hear an expedited appeal of a ruling that banned a question on term limits from the November ballot. Supporters then asked the appeals court for an expedited process, because state election officials must approve the ballot by Aug. 22.

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13 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Rauner keeps up push for Illinois term limits

CHICAGO (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner kept up his drumbeat for Illinois term limits, saying Monday that "voters deserve a voice" on the issue and that the effort to put a measure on the November ballot isn't over despite recent court decisions and a tight timeline. The Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, Paul Vallas, criticized the Winnetka businessman ...

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