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Activists rally in Ill. for expedited action on gay marriage

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Activists and supporters frustrated that Illinois still hasn’t legalized same-sex marriages demanded swift action during a rally Tuesday at the state Capitol, as lawmakers returned to Springfield to deal with several other weighty issues. Five months after ...

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Exelon Corp. makes management changes (access required)

Exelon Corp., of Chicago, parent company of Baltimore-based energy company Constellation, announced that Kenneth W. Cornew, formerly executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Exelon, and president and CEO of Constellation, has been promoted to senior executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Exelon, and president and CEO of Exelon Generation, commanding one of the largest electric wholesale and retail power generation companies in the U.S.

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Ex-comptroller pleads guilty in $53 million scam

ROCKFORD, Ill. — A longtime bookkeeper pleaded guilty Wednesday to allegations she embezzled more than $50 million from a small city in Illinois to fund a lavish lifestyle that included a nationally known horse-breeding operation. Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller ...

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Federal court denies ex-Illinois governor’s appeal

CHICAGO — A federal court in Chicago on Monday denied George Ryan’s appeal seeking his release from prison, dashing what was widely regarded as the former Illinois governor’s last hope to cut short his 6 1/2-year sentence for corruption. Even ...

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