CHICAGO (AP) - A newly-unsealed lawsuit alleges Gov. Bruce Rauner held meetings about his personal wealth while in office despite his pledge to follow "blind trust" procedures. The lawsuit made public Tuesday says the venture capitalist turned governor was unhappy about his cut of a $67.5 million settlement reached with a former investment partner. Rauner's spokeswoman didn't immediately return a message Tuesday.
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) - An Illinois man has been sentenced to 80 years in prison for the 1985 death of a 15-year-old girl who left her suburban Chicago home to go to the store and never returned. Michael Jones of Champaign pleaded guilty last week in the death of Kristina Wesselman. DuPage County Circuit Judge George Bakalis sentenced the 64-year-old Jones on Tuesday. The girl's body was found more than 30 years ago in a field between her Glen Ellyn home and the store.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A state audit has found that Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration cannot properly account for $7 billion it paid for Medicaid clients' health care in 2016. The review released Tuesday by Auditor General Frank Mautino said Rauner's Department of Healthcare and Family Services could not provide paperwork to show claims paid to managed-care organizations in the fiscal year that ended in June 2016.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth has announced that she's pregnant with her second child. She will be the first U.S. senator to give birth while in office. The 49-year-old Democrat, a veteran who lost her legs in the Iraq War, announced her pregnancy in a news release Tuesday. Duckworth is one of only 10 lawmakers who have given birth while in Congress.
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