QUINCY, Ill. (AP) - A former assistant state's attorney in western Illinois' Adams County is charged with first-degree murder in the February 2006 death of his wife. Curtis Lovelace is accused of suffocating Cory Lovelace. Lovelace was arrested near his Quincy law office.
CHICAGO (AP) - A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit accusing the city of Chicago, police and state prosecutors of covering up the involvement of then-Mayor Richard M. Daley's nephew in David Koschman's death in 2004. Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer Thursday ruled the statute of limitations expired on the federal suit brought by Koschman's mother. Richard J. Vanecko punched the Koschman after an argument on a Chicago street. Koschman fell, struck his head and later died.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A Sangamon County judge has issued a preliminary injunction barring Illinois from collecting higher health care insurance premiums from retired state employees. Officials say the withholdings should stop for checks going out October 1st. Unresolved is how to return premiums paid since last July.
CHICAGO (AP) - The candidates for Illinois governor are sharpening their attacks on each other as they head into the Labor Day weekend. Republican Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) yesterday called Governor Pat Quinn's efforts to address improper political hiring "a charade." Quinn fired back that the wealthy Rauner wants to impose a tax on some services while decreasing taxes on income and investments.
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