PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) - Environmental groups are urging northwest Indiana residents to comment on a proposed federal settlement over a U.S. Steel plant's discharging of a hazardous chemical that entered a Lake Michigan tributary. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports that the public comment period on the proposed settlement ends June 6. Save the Dunes and the Ogden Dunes Environmental Advisory Board will host a public meeting Wednesday about the settlement.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Bruce Rauner's criminal justice adviser has told an Illinois House committee that Rauner's plan to reinstate the death penalty is designed to "avoid the legitimate objections" associated with the capital punishment law the state abandoned seven years ago. David Risely is the Republican governor's director of criminal justice and public safety policy. He told the House Judiciary-Criminal Committee on Monday that Rauner's plan would apply only to criminals found guilty "beyond all doubt."
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - It's moving day for Gov. Bruce Rauner and first lady Diana Rauner, who are returning to the Illinois Governor's Mansion after $15 million in renovations on the historic home. The Rauners led the fundraising campaign to restore the 1855 home, which is one of the nation's oldest continuously occupied governor's residences.
CHICAGO (AP) - There may be a millionaire out there who doesn't even know it. The Illinois Lottery says in a news release that whoever purchased the winning Mega Millions Megaplier Quick Pick ticket for the Feb. 23 drawing has not claimed the $4 million prize.
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