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Banker gets four years for stealing from elderly

WHEATON (AP) — A suburban Chicago banker has been sentenced to four years in prison for stealing more than $325,000 from elderly customers' accounts.

A DuPage County judge sentenced 48-year-old Christine Lange of Summit on Monday. She pleaded guilty to felony theft in August.

Mother's body found after police shoot driver who struck 2

PALATINE (AP) — Authorities in suburban Chicago say the man who was shot and killed by police after he struck the officer and another person with a vehicle was the son of a woman who was found stabbed to death inside the man's apartment.

UI Chicago prof bequeaths school $1 million

CHICAGO (AP) — A popular art history professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago who died last year has left $1 million to the school where he taught for three decades.

Deal reached to settle Geneva teachers' strike

GENEVA, Ill. (AP) — A tentative contract agreement has been reached in a suburban Chicago teachers strike that's been keeping nearly 6,000 students out of school.

The Geneva school district and its teachers union say the agreement was reached about 3:30 a.m. Monday after a 12-hour negotiating session with a federal mediator beginning Sunday afternoon.

Detaining undocumented immigrants pays for McHenry County

WOODSTOCK (AP) — A northwest Illinois county's decades-old deal with the federal government to detain immigrants living in the country illegally will bring in $10 million this year, according to records.

Officer fatally shoots driver of car that struck 2

PALATINE (AP) — Police in suburban Chicago say an officer shot and killed a man who struck the officer and another person with a vehicle.

Police in Palatine say officers investigating a reported homicide were standing outside talking to a local resident about 2 a.m. Sunday when the speeding vehicle was driven from a parking lot at the officers, striking one of them and the resident.

Survey seeks views of motorists, commuters

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois officials want to hear about your experiences rolling down the highways or riding the rails of a commuter train.

The Illinois Department of Transportation is conducting an online survey through the University of Illinois at Springfield to guide it as it plans the state's transportation future.

Report: Mold 'rampant' at shuttered Tamms prison

TAMMS (AP) — A shuttered southern Illinois prison is infested with mold, dimming area residents' hopes it may someday reopen.

The Southern Illinoisan reports an inspection of the former Tamms Correctional Center found high levels of two types of mold that cause health issues, including respiratory illnesses.

Chicago building where fire killed 10 facing demolition

CHICAGO (AP) — A lawyer says the Chicago building where 10 children died from a smoldering fire in August will likely be torn down.

I-74 crash: 'A great loss for our school'

CHAMPAIGN — Going forward, they'll pray.

After a bus carrying the Normal West High School freshman girls' basketball team they'd just played hours earlier was involved in a horrific crash that left two people dead Wednesday night, a handful of Champaign Central Maroons players discussed praying for their opponents and for their own safety before they travel for games.

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