CHICAGO (AP) - New Jersey's governor is in Chicago to campaign for Illinois governor candidate Bruce Rauner. Chris Christie chairs the Republican Governors Association, which has given Rauner's campaign $1.5 million. Christie calls the Winnetka businessman "a real leader."
WASHINGTON (AP) - Illinois Congressman Bobby Rush is the target of a House Ethics Committee probe. The committee isn't saying why the Chicago Democrat is under investigation. The Chicago Sun-Times says it involves allegations about his use of campaign funds and for his handling of a $1 million grant. Rush says he is cooperating with investigators.
CHICAGO (AP) - Figures from the federal government may reflect only a fraction of how many unaccompanied children stopped at the U.S.-Mexico border are in Illinois. A state-by-state list says about 300 have been released to Illinois sponsors this year. Senator Mark Kirk says another 429 were in state shelters as of July 8th.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The tree-killing emerald ash-borer has been found outside the boundaries of an Illinois quarantine zone that takes in 49 counties. Tree experts have discovered the metallic-green beetle in three locations in Peoria and Tazewell (TAZ'-wel) counties.
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