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State police: Witnesses say security guard wouldn't drop gun

CHICAGO (AP) — State investigators say witnesses reported that a police officer repeatedly ordered a man to drop his gun before he was fatally shot outside a suburban Chicago bar where he worked as a security guard.

Man who locked daughter in basement unfit for trial

WAUKEGAN (AP) — A suburban Chicago man who, which his wife, is accused of confining their 10-year-old daughter to their basement has been found unfit for trial.

Lake County Assistant State's Attorney George Pappas says 48-year-old Randy Swopes will be held in a secure treatment facility in Elgin for evaluation and treatment until he is found fit.

Pritzker says he'll move into governor's mansion

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker says he will live at least part time at the Illinois governor's mansion in Springfield.

Pritzker tells The Chicago Tribune that he and his wife will do a lot of commuting to their Chicago home as their 16-year-old daughter and 14-year-old son will stay at their current schools.

Man arrested in shooting death of 12-year-old in Decatur

DECATUR (AP) — Authorities say a 20-year-old man has been arrested following the shooting death of a 12-year-old boy in central Illinois.

The shooting happened Monday evening near downtown Decatur.

Police say officers responding to a report of shots fired found the boy, who was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. His name wasn't immediately released.

The latest: Suit filed over officer's fatal shooting of guard

CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on the shooting of a security guard by a police officer (all times local):

9:30 a.m.

A police chief says the officer from his department who fatally shot a black security guard over the weekend is white.

Hearing planned on Lincoln hat, museum future

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A state House committee plans a hearing to consider questions surrounding the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. 

The Tourism, Hospitality & Craft Industries Committee on Tuesday will review a $26 million collection of Lincoln artifacts the organization's fundraising foundation purchased and the more than $9 million remaining on the loan .

Officer responds to gunfire, fatally shoots guard

ROBBINS (AP) — Authorities say a police officer who was responding to a shooting at a suburban Chicago bar fatally shot an armed security guard who was working there.

Man accused in bingo-winnings killing unfit for trial

BELLEVILLE (AP) — St. Clair County prosecutors say the final chapter was written in the death of a southern Illinois woman who was burned to death during an attempt to steal her bingo winnings.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Nov. 11, 2018

We asked some the big winners from Election Day: What was the single-most emotional moment you experienced during this unforgettable past week?

Tom Kacich | Democrats gained in some GOP strongholds too

It wasn't just in Champaign and Urbana where Champaign County Democrats made big electoral gains last week.

Even in longtime GOP strongholds like Rantoul and Mahomet, Democrats picked up about 10 percentage points compared with the 2014 midterm election.

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