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Lawsuit alleging culture of patronage hiring under Quinn causes campaign ripples

Lawsuit alleging culture of patronage hiring under Quinn causes campaign ripples

CHICAGO | Allegations painting a culture of patronage hiring in Gov. Pat Quinn's administration became an election-year obstacle for the Chicago Democrat on Wednesday as good government groups raised concerns about the potential for corruption and his Republican challenger latched onto the idea.

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Escaped Mich. murderer captured in LaPorte to appear in court

Escaped Mich. murderer captured in LaPorte to appear in court

IONIA, Mich. | A convicted murderer who escaped from a Michigan prison in February before being captured in LaPorte is scheduled for arraignment on escape, carjacking and kidnapping charges.

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Patronage allegations give Quinn challenger fodder

Patronage allegations give Quinn challenger fodder

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, left, and his Republican rival, Bruce Rauner, shake hands after they appeared together at the annual meeting of the Illinois Education Association in Chicago. Rauner's campaign said Wednesday that Quinn was continuing with a history of hires that rewarded "friends an…

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Patronage allegations give Quinn challenger fodder

Patronage allegations give Quinn challenger fodder

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks April 11 at the annual meeting of the Illinois Education Association in Chicago. Allegations of patronage hiring in Quinn's administration could be a re-election hurdle for the Chicago Democrat.

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US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

Deputy Attorney General James Cole gestures during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Cole announced the new standards that will be considered in deciding whether to recommend clemency for certain non-violent drug prisoners. Wednesday's anno…

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US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

Deputy Attorney General James Cole speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Cole announced the new standards that will be considered in deciding whether to recommend clemency for certain non-violent drug prisoners. Wednesday's announ…

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US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

WASHINGTON | The Justice Department is encouraging nonviolent federal inmates who have behaved in prison, have no significant criminal history and have already served more than 10 years behind bars to apply for clemency, officials announced Wednesday.

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Gacy case helps solve unrelated death

Gacy case helps solve unrelated death

CHICAGO | Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has helped authorities solve another killing — one he didn't commit.

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APNewsBreak: Gacy case helps solve unrelated death

APNewsBreak: Gacy case helps solve unrelated death

FILE - This 1978 file photo shows serial killer John Wayne Gacy. The case of John Wayne Gacy has helped authorities solve another slaying, one that he didn’t commit. The Cook County Sheriff’s Office is scheduled to announce Wednesday, April 23, 2014, they have identified the remains found in…

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APNewsBreak: Gacy case helps solve unrelated death

APNewsBreak: Gacy case helps solve unrelated death

This undated photo provided by the Edward Beaudion family shows 22-year-old Edward Beaudion of Chicago. The Cook County Sheriff’s Office is scheduled to announce Wednesday, April 23, 2013, they have identified the remains found in a forest preserve in 2008 as those of Beaudion. He was identi…

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High court upholds Mich affirmative action ban

WASHINGTON | A state's voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a continuing need for programs that address racial inequality in America.

April 22, 2014 3:15 pm
In Internet TV case, justices show concern

In Internet TV case, justices show concern

WASHINGTON | Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.

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In Internet TV case, justices show concern

In Internet TV case, justices show concern

Videojournalists set up outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, April 22, 2104. The court is hearing arguments between Aereo, Inc., an internet startup company that gives subscribers access to broadcast television on their laptops and other portable devices and the broadcasters.…

April 22, 2014 1:14 pm
In Internet TV case, justices show concern

In Internet TV case, justices show concern

A videojournalist sets up outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, April 22, 2104. The court is hearing oral arguments between Aereo, Inc., an Internet startup company that gives subscribers access to television on their laptops and other portable devices and the over-the-air bro…

April 22, 2014 1:14 pm

Study: Illinois law hits minority kids hardest

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | A 32-year-old Illinois law that requires juveniles accused of the most serious crimes to be charged as adults may be discriminatory, prevents judges from exercising their judgment and makes it more likely that those who are convicted will commit violent crimes in the futu…

April 22, 2014 7:07 am
South Korean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'

South Korean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed "unforgivable, murderous behavior," while criticism of her own government's handling of the disaster grew.

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SKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'

SKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'

Relatives of passengers aboard the sunken ferry Sewol pray as they wait for their missing loved ones at a port in Jindo, South Korea, Monday, April 21, 2014. Divers continued the grim work of recovering bodies from inside the sunken South Korean ferry Monday, as a newly released transcript s…

April 21, 2014 7:26 am
SKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'

SKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'

A relative of a passenger aboard the sunken ferry Sewol weeps as she waits for her missing loved one at a port in Jindo, South Korea, Monday, April 21, 2014. Divers continued the grim work of recovering bodies from inside the sunken South Korean ferry Monday, securing a new entryway into the…

April 21, 2014 7:26 am
SKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'

SKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'

A relative of a passenger aboard the sunken ferry Sewol prays as she waita for her missing loved one at a port in Jindo, South Korea, Monday, April 21, 2014. Divers continued the grim work of recovering bodies from inside the sunken South Korean ferry Monday, securing a new entryway into the…

April 21, 2014 7:26 am
SKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'

SKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'

South Korean rescue team members work to rescue passengers believed to have been trapped in the sunken ferry Sewol near the buoys which were installed to mark the vessel in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea, Monday, April 21, 2014. Divers continued the grim work of rec…

April 21, 2014 7:26 am
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