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Stay current with all the latest and breaking news from Illinois, compare headlines and perspectives between news sources on stories happening today. In total, 18,101 stories have been published about Illinois which Ground News has aggregated in the past 3 months.

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R. Kelly receives 30-year prison sentence for racketeering and sex trafficking
US & Canada · Chicago

R. Kelly receives 30-year prison sentence for racketeering and sex trafficking

52% Center coverage: 237 sources
Multi-platinum R&B singer R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Wednesday. He was convicted of sex trafficking last year for exploiting his stardom and wealth. Kelly used his wealth to lure women and underage girls for sex, prosecutors said. He is separately facing trial in Chicago on child sex images and obstruction charges. Kelly was himself the victim of child sex abuse, and detailed in his autobiography how he was raped by a female family member when he was eight.See the Story
Five takeaways from races in Colorado, Illinois, New York and more
Abortion · New York

Five takeaways from races in Colorado, Illinois, New York and more

68% Center coverage: 44 sources
Colorado, Illinois, New York, Oklahoma and Utah held primary elections Tuesday. Mississippi and South Carolina held runoff elections. Nebraska held a special election to replace former Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, which was won by Republican Mike Flood. In Illinois, GOP voters sided with Trump, choosing a conservative state senator he had endorsed. A rare Republican who supports abortion rights found success in Colorado. New York's first female governor positioned herself to become a major voice in the post-Roe landscape. Democrats helped boost a Republican gubernatorial candidate loyal to former President Donald Trump.See the Story
Trump-endorsed U.S. Rep. Mary Miller wins Republican primary in Illinois
US & Canada · Springfield

Trump-endorsed U.S. Rep. Mary Miller wins Republican primary in Illinois

41% Center coverage: 27 sources
Billionaire Ken Griffin put $50 million of his own money behind Republican candidate for governor Richard Irvin. The Aurora mayor was originally the frontrunner, but in the end, lost to conservative state Sen. Darren Bailey, who received Donald Trump's endorsement Saturday. The nonprofit Common Cause Illinois has long been fighting for campaign finance reform.See the Story

Latest News Stories

US & Canada · Kankakee

Police identify 2 of 3 men found dead after apparent shooting in Kankakee

60% Center coverage: 5 sources
Police were dispatched to the 600 block of West Merchant Street. The bodies of three male victims were discovered, Mayor Christopher Curtis said. It's unknown at this time if a homicide investigation is underway. SkyCam9 was above a heavy police presence and crowd of people at the scene.See the Story
Taxes · Illinois

Illinois tax relief for groceries, gas takes effect Friday

100% Center coverage: 2 sources
The Illinois Family Relief Plan begins Friday and taxes on several essentials will be paused. The plan includes a suspension of state tax on groceries for one year, direct checks for some families, the earned income tax credit, and a sales tax holiday for school supplies. Each taxpayer will receive $50, plus $100 for each dependent child, capped at three.See the Story
Chicago, IL · Chicago

Caring for lawn and plants during drought conditions

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
If you haven't noticed, it's pretty dry outside. With very little rain over the past month, parts of the area are facing drought conditions.See the Story
Chicago, IL · Chicago

Taliaferro, Chicago alderman, loses judges race to attorney - Forest Park Review

Attorney Aileen Bhandari is projected to win 11th Subcircuit judge race against Chicago Ald. Chris Taliaferro (29th) based on the preliminary results from Chicago Board of Elections and the Office of Cook County Clerk.While Taliaferro led in the city portion of the subcircuit – which includes about half his ward – Bhandari did better in the suburbs, and the alderman’s lead in the city narrowed as the results came in.See the Story
Real Estate · Chicago

Google Hunt For Chicago Offices Raises Eyebrows

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Developer Mike Reschke and the James R. Thompson Center at 100 West Randolph Street (ajay_suresh, CC BY 2.0/via Wikimedia Commons)Google is planning a Chicago expansion of its offices, which may include a purchase of the Thompson Center, although the property’s developer denies reports the tech giant is in talks to buy the 1.2 million-square-foot building.See the Story
US & Canada · Chicago

American consumers have quietly accepted a culture of incompetency

Some people accuse baby boomers of glorifying the past. John Avlon says the changes you see today are not just your imagination. Avlon: The quality of goods and services in this country are nowhere near the quality of past years. He says American classrooms have welcomed way more technologically savvy young teachers.See the Story
US & Canada · Chicago

‘The Chi’ returns with new twists and turns

The Chi premiered the first episode of its 5th Season on June 24, and the action and situations are as exciting as ever. The Showtime series shows the many joys and complications of Black love: relationships, children, career, community and self. The Chi is a timely coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents on the South Side of Chicago.See the Story
US & Canada · Chicago

FSSA encourages Hoosiers to participate in addiction treatment survey

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction announced the launch of the Recovery Capital Index, designed to measure the sum of resources necessary for an individual to initiate and sustain recovery from addiction and to help track the overall recovery capital of the state and communities.See the Story
US & Canada · Chicago

Bulls select Dalen Terry with 18th pick of NBA Draft

The Chicago Bulls selected Dalen Terry with the 18th pick of the 2022 NBA Draft. Terry was named to the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team as a sophomore in 2022. He appeared in all 26 games for the Wildcats, starting 14 games, while averaging 4.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists per game.See the Story
Rock Island · Rock Island

Iowa Supreme Court affirms Stanley Liggins’ conviction in 1990 death of Rock Island girl

Iowa Supreme Court affirms Stanley Liggins' life sentence without parole. Liggins was convicted of killing 9-year-old Jennifer Lewis in 1990. He argued his conviction should be tossed because of alleged juror misconduct. Two convictions in the 1990s were subsequently overturned.See the Story
Chicago, IL · Chicago

US Chicago PMI falls more quickly than expected in June

Manufacturing activity in the Chicago area slowed more sharply than anticipated in June, plumbing a near two-year low.See the Story
Taxes · Chicago

Pritzker announces nearly $2 billion in relief for Illinoisans through tax cuts, direct payments

The Illinois Family Relief Plan will provide $1.83 billion in financial relief for families across the state. The plan includes several tax holidays, meaning a temporary cut in taxes. Approximately 6.2 million taxpayers may qualify for income and property tax rebates based on information on their 2021 tax returns.See the Story

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