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  • 'Compelling story' of late organ donor featured in ad

    'Compelling story' of late organ donor featured in ad
    A new advertising campaign launched today for National Donate Life Month features a longtime organ donation advocate who died this year waiting for a kidney. Vikki Tulcus, a coordinator for the state's organ and tissue donor registry, appeared in last...
  • Quinn signs $2 license plate sticker fee hike into law

    Quinn signs $2 license plate sticker fee hike into law
    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois drivers will pay $2 more for their license plate stickers next year thanks to a bill Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn signed Friday to pay for better upkeep and care of state parks. The practical effect of the new law is that...
  • City vows crackdown on disabled-parking fraud

    City vows crackdown on disabled-parking fraud
    Officials from the Chicago Mayor’s Office and Illinois Secretary of State Department vowed Friday to continue their crackdown on the fraudulent use of disabled-parking placards in the city. City and state police have confiscated 41 placards and...
  • House passes statewide ban on cell use while driving

    House passes statewide ban on cell use while driving
    SPRINGFIELD — A new proposal to ban the use of cell phones while driving throughout Illinois passed the House on Friday along with two other traffic safety measures. The proposed ban, sponsored by Rep. John D’Amico, D-Chicago, would...
  • Indicted former lawmaker on way to winning state House race

    Indicted former lawmaker on way to winning state House race
    Indicted former state Rep. Derrick Smith was on his way Tuesday to writing a new chapter in Illinois political notoriety by regaining his House seat just months after being impeached and expelled over his arrest on federal bribery charges. Smith declared...
  • Man convicted of killing Robeson basketball star

    Man convicted of killing Robeson basketball star
    A Cook County jury tonight convicted a man in the slaying of a high school basketball player during a melee outside a movie theater on Chicago's Southwest Side more than six years ago.   Eddie Fenton, 27, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the...
  • Illinois Senate passes ban on scandal-plagued scholarship program

    Illinois Senate passes ban on scandal-plagued scholarship program
    The Illinois Senate today overwhelmingly approved the elimination of a century-old legislative scholarship program that has come under federal investigation and long been abused by politicians who passed out the tuition waivers to relatives and the...
  • Safety classes help older drivers

    Safety classes help older drivers
    Harry Bloom just finished a driver's education course even though he's had his driver's license for years. Bloom and his wife, Roxanne, took a refresher course meant for older drivers sponsored by AARP. Held at the YMCA in Schaumburg, the two-day eight-...
  • Democrats form third party to challenge indicted Rep. Smith

    Democrats form third party to challenge indicted Rep. Smith
    SPRINGFIELD — Chicago Democratic leaders are forming an alternative party to put up a candidate in the November election against indicted Rep. Derrick Smith, a Democrat who won the primary. Smith has pleaded not guilty to a federal charge of taking...
  • Illinois House expels Rep. Derrick Smith over bribery charge

    Illinois House expels Rep. Derrick Smith over bribery charge
    State lawmakers today kicked out a West Side Democrat accused of taking a $7,000 bribe, marking the first expulsion from the Illinois House since 1905. Rep. Derrick Smith failed to show up to defend himself or hear his fellow House lawmakers condemn...
  • House opens hearings into Chicago lawmaker's bribery charge

    House opens hearings into Chicago lawmaker's bribery charge
    SPRINGFIELD--The Illinois House opened a special investigation today into a Chicago Democrat charged in federal court with taking a cash bribe.   But Rep. Derrick Smith, a West Side Democrat, didn't show up.   Smith faces the first House probe since then-...
  • Tougher Chicago penalties for abuse of disabled placards

    Tougher Chicago penalties for abuse of disabled placards
    People who illegally use disability placards to park in free or convenient spaces could have their vehicles impounded and also be required to pay a fine of up to $3,000, under a plan endorsed Monday  by a City Council committee. The plan was proposed...