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    On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Ingraham Angle,” Chicago Alderman and mayoral candidate Raymond Lopez accused the city’s Mayor, Lori Lightfoot, of using abortion, which is “in no way, shape, or form under attack in the state of Illinois” in the hope that “everyone will ignore her failures locally.” Lopez stated, “I’ve never seen someone work so hard to be this disconnected from reality. You talk about her focusing on the agenda issues of the left, she’s been gaslighting people for two years, and what we’ve seen as of late is that now she’s turning to the national issue of a possible decision about abortion rights, which [are] in no way, shape, or form under attack in the state of Illinois. It is the law in Illinois. It is legal in Chicago. But she wants to deflect to what’s going on at the federal level in the hopes that…everyone will ignore her failures locally.” He added, “The new normal, as far as Lori Lightfoot is concerned, is that everyone in the city of Chicago should live in fear,...
    by Elyse Kelly   A dearth of workers in the manufacturing industry is pitting state against state as Wisconsin area manufacturers look to entice Illinois workers away. The shortage has led Wisconsin manufacturers like InSinkErator and Andis to team up in an attempt to lure Chicago area workers to relocate, The Journal Times in Wisconsin reported. “Over the last decade, we’ve not grown as fast as our neighboring states,” Mark Denzler, president of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association, told The Center Square, in reference to Illinois’ jobs climate. “Actually all of the neighboring states have added more manufacturing jobs than Illinois has, and part of that’s due to policies, state policies that we could do better on.” Through an initiative called the Digital Manufacturing Campaign, the Racine County Economic Development Corp. and the Wisconn Valley Media Group are hoping to draw Chicago and surrounding area workers to their state with job opportunities and a lower cost of living. So far, they’ve reported a lot of engagement, the Journal Times reported. Since the pandemic, the manufacturing industry has been struggling to fill jobs....
    A far right Missouri state representative and pro-Trump acolyte is using a Texas vigilante legal theory in a novel manner to effectively ban women from leaving her state to obtain abortions in nearby Illinois – or any other state. State Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman, who last year made headlines for wanting to name a portion. of a highway after the disgraced former president, is filing a bill that allows anyone in the country to sue if a Missouri resident leaves the state to access abortion services. Rep. Coleman’s legislation “would allow private citizens to sue anyone who helps a Missouri resident obtain an abortion out of state, using the novel legal strategy behind the restrictive law in Texas that since September has banned abortions in that state after six weeks of pregnancy,” The Washington Post reports. The Post calls Coleman a “prominent antiabortion lawmaker” but she’s actually the former attorney for a far right-wing anti-abortion and anti-LGBTQ group, the Thomas More Society. Her official state bio tells her story a bit differently: “In addition to serving in the legislature, her...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois State Sen Thomas Cullerton resigned from office on Wednesday as his defense attorney told a federal judge he plans to plead guilty to charges he took more than $250,000 in salary and benefits in a ghost-payrolling scheme involving the Teamsters labor union. Cullerton, a Democrat from Villa Park, was indicted in 2019 on one count of conspiracy to embezzle from a labor union, 39 counts of embezzlement from a labor union, and one count of making false statements. READ MORE: Parents Demand Answers After 16-Year-Old High School Student Is Gunned Down Outside His Father's Hazel Crest HomeAccording to the indictment, Cullerton conspired with former Teamsters boss John Coli to arrange for a do-nothing job with the union in 2013. Coli pleaded guilty to extortion charges just days before Cullerton was indicted. Federal prosecutors said Cullerton was a member of Teamsters Local Union 734 before he was elected a state senator in 2012, and after taking office was no longer eligible to participate in the union’s health and pension funds. Two months after taking office in 2013,...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Transparency – it’s a key word these days, especially in government, and the recent high profile prison release of former Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke raised some concerns. This is because there was no public record of him within the Illinois corrections system. So CBS 2’s Tim McNicholas used the Freedom of Information Act to dig in, and got quite the surprise about lots of secret prisoners. READ MORE: Search Under Way After Man Falls Off Ice Shelf At Indiana Dunes National Park, Lands In Lake MichiganIn 2018, Van Dyke was convicted of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery for shooting and killing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in 2014. In early 2019, Cook County Criminal Court Judge Vincent Gaughan sentenced Van Dyke to 81 months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release. Van Dyke was released from prison this month – having served about half that 81-month sentence, because he was eligible to take time off his prison term for good behavior while in custody. When word got out that Van Dyke was...
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WLS) -- An Illinois appellate court has dismissed Governor JB Pritzker's appeal involving the Illinois school mask mandate.Earlier this week, a bipartisan legislative committee in Springfield suspended the renewal of the state's emergency mask mandate in schools.As a result of that action, the Illinois Fourth District Appeals Court ruled, "None of the rules found by the circuit court to be null and void are currently in effect...Accordingly, for the following reasons, we dismiss defendant's appeal because the expiration of the emergency rules renders this appeal moot."RELATED: Wilmette parents hold school mask protest; Fremont School District 79 switches to remote learningThe ruling posed late Thursday night is a setback for Governor Pritzker, who sought to keep the mask mandates in place inside schools despite his plan to loosen mask restrictions in the state come February 28.The dismissal comes after a downstate judge ruled at the beginning of February in favor of a group of parents from across the state who sued over the mask requirement.The governor then appealed that ruling, but in the meantime, a legislative committee made up...
    Washington (CNN)Illinois Democratic state lawmakers voted Thursday to remove nine Republicans from the state House after they refused to comply with the chamber's mask mandate. The motion to remove the lawmakers -- which passed 66-39 -- followed an emotional appeal by Democratic state Rep. Lakesia Collins, who pleaded with the GOP lawmakers to "do your job and comply with the rules of this House. If not, go remote. Simple.""Every minute we waste talking to you all while you are over there whining about wearing a mask, those people are still suffering and need your help," she said of Illinois residents. Collins' speech touched off a fiery debate in the chamber, with GOP Rep. Andrew Chesney -- one of the lawmakers removed for not wearing a mask -- charging that Democrats were only interested in political theater and were "not fighting for anybody."The tense episode echoed frustrations of Democrats in Congress as Republicans continue to defy the stepped-up health protocols in the US Capitol. GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, for example, has accrued at least $88,000 in fines --...
    ROMEOVILLE, Ill. (CBS) — A group of state lawmakers has blocked Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker from reinstating his mask mandate in schools after it expired over the weekend – and this latest ruling adds another layer of confusion for schools and parents when it comes to masking. As CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reported, school districts have been in limbo all over the state when it comes to masks. The bottom line is all eyes are on the Illinois Appellate Court as it is expected to rule soon on the legality of the governor’s mask mandate. READ MORE: Chicago Weather Alert: Winter Storm Warning Going Into Effect With Snow To Follow Rain, IceAt Valley View Community Unit School District 365U in Romeoville, masks are now optional as the board anxiously awaits that appellate ruling. Students and staff in the district are not required to wear masks because they are part of an ongoing lawsuit that questioned the governor’s mandate. A judge in downstate Sangamon County ruled in their favor, but the ruling has since been appealed. It’s an issue that...
    Over 3,600 flights within the US are set to be cancelled tomorrow as the country deals with snow, fleet and freezing rain from a powerful winter storm that has closed schools and led multiple governors to declare a state of emergency. On Wednesday, there were nearly 3,500 delays and 2,365 cancellations across the country, with airports in the Midwest being hit particularly hard, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. 'A large, prolonged and significant winter storm will continue to impact much of the central US and move into the Northeast overnight, bringing a variety of winter weather hazards including heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain,' the National Weather Service said Wednesday night.  The governors of Kentucky and Missouri have declared a state of emergency, while Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued a disaster declaration. On Wednesday, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul directed state agencies to prepare emergency plans before the storm hits the state on  Thursday.  The storm is expected to continue affecting air travel through the week.  Already, 3,624 flights scheduled for Thursday have been cancelled, while 363 flights set for Friday...
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, facing a costly reelection campaign, plans to tackle another foe — inflation approaching 7% — in a state budget proposal that would lift or freeze taxes on groceries and gasoline and give homeowners a one-year rebate of up to $300, an aide told The Associated Press. The Democratic governor’s plan, set to be unveiled Wednesday during his combined State of the State and budget address, would spare consumers nearly $1 billion in taxes during the coming year, Deputy Gov. Andy Manar said in an interview. The state will compensate local governments for any revenue lost through the tax cuts, Manar said. READ MORE: Chicago Weather Alert: Winter Storm Watch Taking Effect Tuesday Night; 6+ Inches Of Snow Possible By Thursday“We have a growing economy. We have growing revenues,” Manar said. “At the same time nationally, the governor understands that the surge in inflation is taking a bite out of people’s pocketbooks. And it’s hitting working families hard in Illinois.” Pritzker is facing what is expected to be an extremely expensive campaign for a second...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois State Police have arrested several people following a high speed chase that started in Chicago's West Lawn neighborhood.SEE ALSO | Woman, baby ID'd, killed after driver loses control amid police chase on I-80 in Gary: officialsInvestigators said the task force spotted several cars drag racing at Ford City Mall.Police chased a BMW to the Original Maxwell Street, where the group stopped to get food.RELATED | Berwyn carjacking suspects spur Illinois State Police chase on Eisenhower Expressway before crashTroopers moved in and arrested the driver and passengers, police said. They also found a gun at the scene.State police did not provide further information about the incident.
    CHICAGO (CBS) – Illinois State Police released a statement Monday on behalf of the family of fallen Bradley officer, Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic. In the statement, the family expressed how she believed in people and was focused on understanding people’s true needs and not forcing authority. READ MORE: Illinois Sets New COVID-19 Hospitalization Record; 'Our Hospitals Are Still Completely Overwhelmed'“To her – the job was about making her community safe for everyone, she believed – and stated, “just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.” Meaning – if you have statutory grounds to arrest a person, tow their car, or fine them, doesn’t mean you should.” The family described her as a published poet and amateur photographer and film producer for family events, Bradley Police Department recruiting, and community events. She also won Law Enforcement Officer of the Year in 2020. Sgt. Rittmanic, 44, was shot and killed after responding to a call of dogs barking in an unattended car last week at the Comfort Inn hotel at 1500 N. Illinois Highway 50 in Bradley, Illinois. Her partner, Tyler Bailey, 27,...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced Wednesday that driver services facilities would close in January due to COVID.The facilities will be closed from January 3-17 and reopen on January 18.Online transactions at ilsos.gov will continue for services including:-Renewing a license plate sticker.-Renewing a driver's license or ID card for those who qualify (individuals may call 217-785-1424 to confirm their eligibility or to obtain their PIN).-Obtaining a duplicate driver's license or ID card.-Obtaining a driver record abstract.-Filing Business Services documents, such as incorporations and annual reports."After careful consideration and out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to close all Driver Services facilities beginning Jan. 3, 2022, through Jan. 17, 2022, due to the spike in COVID-19 cases," said White. "The health and safety of employees and the public remains paramount, and face-to-face transactions potentially increase the further spread of the virus. Our goal is to safely reopen all offices and Driver Services facilities on January 18 for face-to-face transactions."The Drivers and Vehicles Services hotline phone number will remain open at 800-252-8980. Customers with issues involving...
    DOLTON, Ill. (CBS) — An AMBER Alert has canceled for a 1-year-old girl who was abducted from a gas station in south suburban Dolton. Police confirmed the vehicle has been recovered nd the child is safe. READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Cold, Sunny Day AheadIllinois State Police said Carleigh B. Mackey was abducted from the Food For Less Ga gas station at 1008 Sibley Blvd. at 8:19 p.m. Sunday. Carleigh is a Black female of unspecified height and weight. She was wearing a leopard print leotard and pink and white pajamas. READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Dry And Cool Carleigh Mackey (Credit: Illinois State Police) She was in the back seat when an unidentified man was seen driving off in a white 2015 BMW utility with Illinois license plate CR30318. (Credit: Illinois State Police) MORE NEWS: Crowds Line Up At North Riverside COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic For Boosters Amid Statewide Surge 
    Heavy damage is seen downtown after a tornado swept through the area on December 11, 2021 in Mayfield, Kentucky.Brett Carlsen | Getty Images President Joe Biden said his administration is standing by and ready to do "whatever is needed" after several dozen people were killed by a swarm of powerful tornadoes and storms that ripped across six states starting Friday night. "The federal government will do everything, everything it can possibly do to help," Biden said during a press conference Saturday from Wilmington, Delaware. "I promise you, whatever is needed, whatever is needed, the federal government is going to find a way to supply it," Biden added. Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi and Tennessee were hit by more than 30 tornadoes. Biden said that FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is on the ground in each of the six states to assess the damages.Amazon truck cabs are seen outside a damaged Amazon Distribution Center on December 11, 2021 in Edwardsville, Illinois. According to reports, the Distribution Center was struck by a tornado Friday night.Michael B. Thomas | Getty ImagesIn Kentucky,...
    Northern Illinois went from winless during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic-shortened season to winning the Mid-American Conference Championship Saturday. The Huskies lost all six games in 2020 in Thomas Hammock’s second season as the team’s head coach but fought back to prominence, culminating in a 41-23 victory over Kent State to win the school’s sixth conference title and secure a bowl bid later this month. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Northern Illinois' Antario Brown rushes during the first half against Kent State, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) Northern Illinois quarterback Rocky Lombardi took apart the Kent State defense on the ground. He had eight carries for 17 yards but ran for three touchdowns in the win. He also was 7-for-15 passing for 102 yards and an interception. Running back Jay Ducker racked up 146 yards on the ground on 29 carries. Trayvon Rudolph led the team with three catches for 50 yards. GEORGIA NOT WORRIED ABOUT THE PAST, AS KIRBY SMART LOOKS TO FINALLY BEAT THE ALABAMA BUG Northern Illinois quarterback Rocky...
    Demonstrators rally for an ICE-free country during a 2018 protest Illinois earlier this year passed a law that effectively ends immigration detention in the state, roughly two years after banning private immigration detention facilities. It’s a blueprint that states all over the nation should copy to unclench the grasps of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on communities. But this victory could now be at risk. Injustice Watch reports that two Illinois counties that have profited to the tune of millions from federal contracts have sued over the law. While the state will fight it, “the counties have asked U.S. District Judge Philip G. Reinhard of the Northern District of Illinois to issue a temporary injunction that would allow them to keep their ICE contracts while the case is litigated,” Carlos Ballesteros reports. The Illinois Way Forward Act, signed into place by Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker this past summer, instructs local jails to end their ICE contracts by the beginning of next year and prohibits renewing any existing agreements. Immigrants who call the state home noted the immense personal stakes at play, saying the law’s passage has “greatly reduced ICE’s ability...
    Biden’s Build Back Better bill would speed up conversion to electric mail trucks at struggling USPS Judge shouts at Kyle Rittenhouse prosecutor for grave constitutional violation during his cross-examination of the teen The Ball State Cardinals have an opportunity to take control of the division race when they visit the Northern Illinois Huskies for some Wednesday night MACtion. The Cardinals (5-4, 3-2 Mid-American) are the reigning conference champions but sit a game behind the Huskies (6-3, 4-1) in the West. Ball State has won four of its last five games, holding off Akron in a 31-25 victory last Tuesday. The Huskies had won four straight before falling short in a 52-47 shootout loss to Kent State last Wednesday. Ball State has won the past two meetings, but NIU holds a 24-22-2 edge in the all-time series.  © Provided by CBS Sports Oct 24, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets helmet on the field before a game against the Florida State Seminoles at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET in DeKalb, Ill. The Cardinals are...
    CHICAGO (AP) — A defrocked Chicago priest who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing children was released from an Illinois prison last month and is now back living in the city, a state agency says. The Illinois Department of Human Services confirmed that Daniel McCormack was released Oct. 7 from the state’s Treatment and Detention Facility for sex offenders. McCormack, who pleaded guilty in 2007 to sexually abusing five children while he was a priest at St. Agatha’s parish, has since registered as a sex offender with the Illinois State Police and is listed as living in Chicago’s Near North neighborhood, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. An internal report by the Archdiocese of Chicago found 30 “substantiated” claims of abuse at the hands of McCormack. A Cook County judge ruled in 2017 that McCormack is a sexually violent person who should remain indefinitely at the state facility in the Schuyler County city of Rushville. McCormack remained there after serving his five-year sentence in 2009. But this May, an Illinois First District Appellate Court panel overturned the judge’s decision. The appellate court...
    Cardi B to Host the 2021 American Music Awards Voters with disabilities gain political clout as ballots become more accessible, study finds The Kent State Golden Flashes went 8-0 during conference play in 2012 but finished with losing Mid-American records each of the following six seasons before going 5-3 in 2019. Kent State had a six-game, conference-only schedule last season due to the coronavirus pandemic but played only four contests, winning three, and it has begun 2021 with a 3-1 mark in conference play. The Golden Flashes (4-4) attempt to notch another conference victory when they host the Northern Illinois Huskies (6-2, 4-0) as part of the Wednesday MACtion schedule.  © Provided by CBS Sports Oct 24, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets helmet on the field before a game against the Florida State Seminoles at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Kickoff at Dix Stadium in Kent, Ohio is set for 7 p.m. ET. The Golden Flashes are 3.5-point favorites in the latest Kent State vs. Northern Illinois odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored...