• Man charged in house fire that killed 4 children

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    Prosecutors in Randolph County have filed first-degree murder charges against a suspect in connection with an overnight house fire that killed four Illinois children. Randolph County State’s Attorney Jeremy Walker announced Friday that a criminal complaint has been filed against Derrick J. Twardoski. The statement from the state’s attorney’s office says Twardoski is being...

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    33 civilians lose jobs at Scott AFB

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    Nearly three dozen civilian jobs have been cut at Scott Air Force Base in southwestern Illinois.  The 33 jobs at Scott’s Air Force Network Integration Center were eliminated when a contract with the workers’ employer ended last month. But officials say the lost Illinois jobs will translate into nine new positions at Peterson air...

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    Justice: Comply with law on mental health, guns

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    The Illinois Supreme Court’s Chief Justice has instructed lower-court judges to notify state police when they deem anyone mentally unsound. Thomas Kilbride raised the matter in a memorandum this week. The Associated Press obtained a copy Thursday from the office of state Sen. Dan Kotowski. It comes as a U.S. Court’s June 9 deadline...

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    Political disclosure bill passes senate

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    The Illinois senate is approving tighter rules for disclosure of public officials’ economic interests. Park Ridge Democratic Sen. Dan Kotowski’s plan passed 52-1 on Thursday. It’s an initiative of Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon and now moves to the house. It would require tens of thousands of public servants who file economic-interest statements annually to...

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    Expanding Medicaid could help 13,000 Illinois vets

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    More than 40,000 uninsured military veterans in Illinois could have new access to coverage under the national health overhaul law. That’s according to a new online tool from the Chicago group Health and Disability Advocates. The group plans to launch the Visualizing Health Care Reform website publicly Friday and allowed The Associated Press to...

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