SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law allowing courts to take weapons away from people who pose a threat of violence to themselves or others. The Republican's action Monday allows police or family members prove in court that a person with guns is threatening harm. Rauner also signed a law Monday extending a 72-hour waiting period for all guns
CHICAGO (AP) - A community activist who has pushed for more police transparency says he's asked Chicago police for the body camera footage from all the officers at the scene where one of them fatally shot a man Saturday. William Calloway says the body camera footage released on Sunday that shows Harith Augustus was armed with a holstered handgun when he was shot by police Saturday does not answer the question why police approached him.
GOLCONDA, Ill. (AP) - A southern Illinois pastor says he still hasn't received reward money for a tip he gave two years ago to the FBI and police about a man accused of shooting an officer. John Kunath says he doesn't understand why he hasn't received rewards from the FBI or the Champaign County Crime Stoppers in the case. A Champaign police official tells The News-Gazette that a tip must lead to an arrest or recovery of evidence that solves a crime. The suspect died in a shootout with police and wasn't arrested.
CHICAGO (AP) - Sears has closed its final store in Chicago, ending its retail legacy in the city. Sears Holdings Corp. announced this year that the store in the Portage Park neighborhood on Chicago's northwest side would close. The store that closed Sunday had opened in 1938. The retailer, based in suburban Hoffman Estates, has been scaling back its Chicago presence for years, with its name coming off the famed Sears Tower skyscraper in 2009. Several Sears stores remain open in Chicago's suburbs.
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