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Austan Goolsbee, who was a top economic adviser to President Barack Obama, has been chosen as the next president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Democrats who control the Illinois General Assembly have approved followup clarifications to their watershed criminal justice overhaul. The proposal passed Thursday appeases critics by adding numerous offenses to a list of crimes that qualify a defendant to remain jailed while awaiting trial…
The bipartisan agreement came together after more than a year of negotiations between business and labor organizations, the governor’s office and lawmakers from both sides of the aisle.
Illinois lawmakers in the Senate and House passed the measure on the final legislative day of the year.
He is at least the 35th Illinoisan charged so far in the Capitol breach, an ongoing investigation that prosecutors have described as the largest criminal probe in the country’s history.
The Illinois Senate approved a series of changes to a nearly two-year-old criminal justice reform law just one month before some of its key provisions are slated to take effect.
A 16-page report by Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions recommends barring gun permits for those younger than 21, banning large-capacity magazines and strengthening the state’s red flag law.
In an interview with Lee Enterprises in the state Capitol on Thursday, Brady said he was "very encouraged and honored" to be tapped by his former rival.
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Austan Goolsbee, who was a top economic adviser to President Barack Obama, has been chosen as the next president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the regional Fed bank announced. Goolsbee, 53, an economics professor at the University of Chicago who is a frequent commentator in opinion columns and television appearances, will succeed Charles Evans on Jan. 9. Evans is retiring after 15 years as head of the Chicago Fed. As head of a regional Fed bank, Goolsbee will have a rotating vote on the committee that determines the central bank’s interest rate moves.
Wheat for Dec. was off 12.75 cents at $7.5875 a bushel; Dec. corn lost 12 cents at $6.50 a bushel, Dec. oats was down 14.75 cents at $3.7875 a bushel; while Jan. soybeans fell 39.75 cents at $14.2975 a bushel.
A coroner says two children were among five people found dead at a suburban Chicago home following what police called a “domestic-related incident." Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek said Thursday that two children and three adults were found dead Wednesday in the home in the village of Buffalo Grove. Authorities would not discuss who they believe is responsible or the weapon used. Banek says four of the five autopsies determined that sharp force injuries caused those deaths. A fifth autopsy is expected to be complete by end of Thursday. Police say the five bodies were found inside a single-family residence.
A judge has ruled that an Indianapolis man charged in the killings of three people will remain jailed without bond until trial after he violated a release order by allegedly being found with guns, ammunition and marijuana. Eighteen-year-old Caden Smith had been released from jail in October after a judge threw out evidence in the case after finding found that detectives serving a search warrant violated his Fourth Amendment rights. But a judge ruled Wednesday that Smith violated his pre-trial release conditions last week and will remain jailed without bond until his trial in the October 2021 shooting deaths of 18-year-old Joseph Thomas, 22-year-old Michael James and 17-year-old Abdulla Mubarak.
In the aftermath of the 2020 police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, police departments across the country have continued to struggle to keep recruitment numbers up.
Two children are among the five people found dead in what officials are calling a “domestic-related incident” in Buffalo Grove.
A historical marker dedicated Wednesday on the grounds of Illinois' Old State Capitol commemorates the date when then-U.S. Sen. Barack Obama announced his 2008 presidential bid there.
CHICAGO (AP) _ Methode Electronics Inc. (MEI) on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $27.6 million.
The follow-up bill was scheduled for a Thursday committee hearing and it wasn’t clear if the amendment contained the bill’s final language or if more changes were coming.
The court reversed several contempt citations filed against DCFS Director Marc Smith for failing to comply with court orders to place state wards in appropriate settings.
The marker commemorates the day nearly 16 years ago when thousands came to see then-U.S. Sen. Barack Obama announce his 2008 presidential bid from the Old State Capitol.
State wildlife officials suspect that bird flu killed at least 300 waterfowl recently found dead at public hunting sites across southern Illinois.
"We in Illinois have to do everything we can … to make sure we're doing our part to call out Russia and to end this war," said Rep. Lindsey LaPointe, D-Chicago.
A soldier who suffered catastrophic injuries while serving in Iraq in 2004 has died and been laid to rest in northern Illinois with full military honors. Former U.S. Army Sgt. Joel Gomez died Nov. 22 after developing pneumonia and kidney problems. The 42-year-old Wheaton man, who had been living with quadriplegia since his wartime injury, was buried Tuesday at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood. The Chicago Tribune reports Gomez has become one of more than 4,400 U.S. military members who have died from injuries suffered during the Iraq war. His spine was broken in two places in 2004 during a combat mission.