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Universities exploring 'sanctuary' status for immigrants
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Universities and colleges in several states are considering labeling themselves "sanctuary campuses" amid fears from immigrant students and pressure from activists following the election of Donald Trump....

Illinois leaders differ on progress in meeting with governor
CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois legislative leaders differed on the outcome of their latest meeting with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner....

Illinois officials review child's death at Chicago day care
CHICAGO (AP) -- State officials are investigating the death of a 1-year-old boy at a north side Chicago home daycare....

Ex-assessor get 1 year in prison for extorting bribes
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) -- A federal judge has sentenced a former northwestern Indiana official to a year in prison for extorting bribes and giving a self-service laundry an illegal tax refund....

State high court to hear wind power appeal
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (AP) -- A decision on a proposed high-voltage power transmission line that would run through several Illinois counties is now heading to the state Supreme Court after an energy company decided to appeal a ruling against construction....