CHICAGO (AP) - Some major Illinois newspapers are making their primary endorsements in the Republican race for governor. The Chicago Tribune and Crain's Chicago Business are backing venture capitalist Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur), while the Daily Herald of Arlington Heights has endorsed state Senator Kirk Dillard.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A lawsuit challenging Illinois political donation limits probably won't be resolved before the November elections. A federal judge has dismissed most of the challenges brought by the Liberty Justice Center but has kept one element of it alive. The group argues donation limits in a 2009 campaign finance law are unconstitutional.
CHICAGO (AP) - The leader of the Chicago Catholic archdiocese is undergoing a second round of chemotherapy to treat signs of cancer around his right kidney. Cardinal Francis George was diagnosed with cancer in the summer of 2012. The 77-year-old survived bladder cancer eight years ago and says he'll keep working.
CHICAGO (AP) - A new report from national and state environmental groups praises Illinois for buying more renewable energy than any other state in the nation. The groups say the move is resulting in pollution reductions equivalent to taking more than a million cars off the road.
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