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Chairman of gaming board, Rauner appointee, resigns

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The head of the Illinois Gaming Board has stepped down after serving four years in the post. Springfield attorney Don Tracy was named chairman by then-Gov. Bruce Rauner in early 2015. The State Journal-Register in Springfield reports Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s spokesman ...Read more

Lincoln’s Bible unveiled in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Historians say an enormous Bible given to Abraham Lincoln in the final months of the Civil War ties together the 16th president’s budding views on spirituality and his belief that God was calling him to end slavery as well as his widow’s labors to solidify ...Read more

Chicago man’s body found on Kankakee River

MOMENCE, Ill. (AP) — The body of a 67-year-old Chicago man who went missing after his boat crashed into a logjam on the Kankakee River in eastern Illinois has been found. Media outlets report that authorities recovered Mike Stefano’s body Thursday morning from the logjam. Stefano, his ...Read more