MARION, Ill. (AP) - Governor Pat Quinn says he's in favor of letting voters decide whether the six constitutional officers in Illinois should be term-limited. Republican leaders in Springfield are pushing a proposal to limit the officers to two four-year terms. It will take a three-fifths majority of the legislature to put the question on the ballot.
MOLINE, Ill. (AP) - Governor candidate Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) has backed out of a Republican dinner in Rock Island County because of the past writings of a local pastor who will speak at the event. Reverend Donald Johnson has written books accusing President Barack Obama of "anti-Biblical" actions and saying he "homosexualized the military."
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) - The Central Illinois Honor Flight program is turning its operations over to a similar group in Springfield. The Effingham man who has organized trips to Washington for more than 1,300 World War II vets says a family death and business obligations forced him to make the move. The Land of Lincoln Honor Flight program plans several trips this year.
QUINCY, Ill. (AP) - Authorities are working to identify human bones discovered behind a shopping center in Quincy. A man out with his dog found the bones Wednesday night. The remains have been identified as male and could have been there for more than a year.
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