Illinois Secretary of State

The Ogle County Board has denied a special-use permit for B&C Kennel to open a facility at 14189 E. Dutch Road in White Rock Township. 

Notre Dame Magazine

A bronze sculpture inspired by a 1964 civil rights rally in Chicago was unveiled Wednesday in South Bend, Ind.

The sculpture was modeled after a photograph of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the late University of Notre Dame President Rev. Theodore Hesburgh at a civil rights rally in Soldier Field which Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley and a local archbishop had refused to attend the rally. 

It depicts King and Hesburgh joining hands to sing the rally's anthem, "We Shall Overcome."   

A national girls' soccer tournament is expected to bring 7,400 visitors and $2.52 million in economic impact to the Rockford area starting today.

The Elite Clubs National League Tournament will feature 224 all-girl soccer teams from across the country in three groups up to 19 years of age through June 27 at Mercyhealth Sportscore Two in Loves Park.

ECNL is the largest female youth soccer league in the country. Around 70% of the participants are expected to earn scholarships from college and professional scouts at the tournament. (CC BY 2.0)

An Illinois bill that would require private companies to disclose when they would collect or sell mobile phone user data may be voted on in this special state legislative session. 

The Geolocation Privacy Protection Act would regulate entities that want to collect location data from someone’s phone. The user would have to give consent for data to be collected.

A former Illinois state representative who pleaded guilty to child pornography charges has died in prison.

The U.S. Bureau of Prisons says Keith Farnham died Sunday. The 69-year-old from Elgin had been serving an eight-year sentence at the federal prison in Butner, North Carolina.

The Democrat was elected to the Illinois House in 2008. He resigned in 2014 citing health issues and was charged one month later with compiling and trading more than 2,000 pornographic images of children online.