Illinois Headlines from the Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — With a sign-up deadline just days away, Governor Pat Quinn is urging Illinoisans to enroll for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.


Quinn appeared at an enrollment event at Chicago’s Broadway Armory yesterday. He says if you don’t have health insurance, now is the time “to take action and get covered.”


CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Transit Authority says it expects to reopen the O’Hare International Airport station today after last week’s derailment of a Blue Line train. The CTA says crews have been working around the clock to restore service to the station. Workers removed the train from the O’Hare station on Thursday following Monday’s wreck.


CHICAGO (AP) — A memorial has been scheduled for a father and daughter from northern Illinois who were killed when a small plane the man was piloting crashed in Florida. The Sun-Times reports 53-year-old Jeffrey Bronken and his 15-year-old daughter, Katherine, were from Round Lake, 40 miles northwest of Chicago. A memorial wake will be held from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Cultural and Civic Center in Round Lake Beach.


CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced the reputed boss of a major Chicago heroin ring to 25 years in prison. The Chicago Sun-Times reports one issue at Domingo Blount’s sentencing Friday was whether the judge should factor in what prosecutors said was the likelihood he committed several murders in the course of drug trafficking.