CHICAGO (AP) - A Chicago police officer who fatally shot a teenager and a woman bystander in 2015 has been charged in connection with a December restaurant fight. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says Robert Rialmo turned himself in Monday after being charged with two counts of battery and one count of theft. Rialmo fatally shot 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier for allegedly swinging a bat at him and bystander 55-year-old Bettie Jones. A police oversight board rejects the claim and recommends Rialmo's firing.
ADDISON, Ill. (AP) - An elderly couple was killed when fire swept through their suburban Chicago home. Authorities in Addison say they have yet to determine what caused the fire early Monday that was discovered by a passing truck driver who alerted the Addison Fire Protection District. Deputy Fire Chief Walker said the blaze appeared to start in a kitchen area. The fire caused the roof of the home to collapse. Rescue teams found the victims in a bedroom.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Bruce Rauner says he will propose reversing last year's income tax increase in a "step-down" process that will cover several years. Rauner pledged the rollback Monday when asked about how he would pay for more than $2 billion in state spending that never received appropriation authority from the General Assembly. Comptroller Susana Mendoza's report on the state's overdue bills shows the state will spend $2.3 billion in unappropriated funds in the fiscal year that ends June 30.
CHICAGO (AP) - Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle cited a racial disparity in enforcement of laws against the use of marijuana as the reason she now favors legalization of the drug. Preckwinkle made her assertion during a public hearing Monday in Chicago about legalizing recreational marijuana in Illinois. Democratic State Sen. Heather Steans of Chicago has proposed legislation that would legalize the possession of up to 28 grams of marijuana and allow facilities to sell marijuana products.
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