SIU museum reopens after closing due to impasse

CARBONDALE (AP) — The University Museum at Southern Illinois University Carbondale has reopened after it had to close last year due to the state budget impasse.

The museum's closing prompted an outcry from the university community and former student workers, The Southern Illinoisan reported.

Remains of sailor killed at Pearl Harbor on way to Illinois

AURORA (AP) — A veterans official says the remains of a sailor killed during the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor are being sent to Illinois for burial.

2 faculty members donate $1 million to ISU

NORMAL (AP) — Illinois State University is receiving a $1 million donation from two longtime faculty members. Officials say it's the largest faculty cash gift in the university's history.

ISU announced the donation from Carson and Iris Varner on Thursday.

Judge OKs evaluation for teen charged with shooting

CHARLESTON (AP) — A psychiatrist says an Illinois teenager accused in a high school shooting that injured one student in September suffers from a defiance disorder and other conditions for which he can't be treated at the state's Juvenile Justice Department.

3rd new case of Legionnaires' disease found at vets' home

QUINCY (AP) — A third new case of Legionnaires' disease has been reported this week in a resident at a western Illinois veterans' home where the illness has been linked to the deaths of 13 people since 2015 and sickened dozens more, state public health and veterans' affairs officials said Thursday.

Ex-Madigan aide arrested for violating order of protection

CHICAGO (AP) — An ex-campaign worker for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan's Democratic organization has been arrested for allegedly violating a protective order.

Illinois schools say pension shift would undo funding revamp

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Public school administrators who just last summer were ecstatic over a promise of equitable state financing in a revamped education funding formula were disheartened Thursday by Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal to unload more costs onto local districts, which they said could lead to higher property taxes.

Jury convicts woman of murder, armed robbery

PEORIA (AP) — Jurors in Peoria have convicted a 21-year-old woman of participating in a robbery that left a 63-year-old man dead.

Chicago gets EPA grants to reduce diesel pollution

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago has received more than $1 million in federal grants to help reduce diesel pollution from city buses and equipment used at O'Hare International Airport.

Hearing set for suspect in police commander's death

CHICAGO (AP) — A bond hearing is scheduled for a man with a long criminal history who is charged in the fatal shooting of a Chicago police commander.

Shomari Legghette is charged with first-degree murder, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of narcotics in connection with the death of Cmdr. Paul Bauer. He is scheduled to appear Thursday in a Chicago courtroom.