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1 dead, 1 injured in Chicago stabbings

CHICAGO (AP) — Police say a woman who stabbed a man on a Chicago bus was killed when the man got control of the knife and stabbed her.

The struggle over the knife occurred after the pair got off the bus Monday night.

Police say the 37-year-old man was in critical condition. The stabbings followed an argument on the bus on Chicago's South Side.

Report blames human error for pipeline blast that killed 2

DIXON (AP) — Federal officials say human error was the cause of a northern Illinois natural gas pipeline explosion last year that killed two men and left two others seriously injured.

Park officer off beat after dispute over Puerto Rican shirt

CHICAGO (AP) — A park police officer in Chicago has been assigned to desk duty while officials investigate his response to a woman who said she was being harassed for wearing a shirt with the Puerto Rican flag.

Rockford seeks $55,000 from men who lost lawsuit

ROCKFORD (AP) — The city of Rockford is seeking $55,000 in legal costs from three men who lost lawsuits after they were acquitted of murder during a second trial.

Sex charges dropped against judge

BELLEVILLE (AP) — Charges have been dropped against a southwestern Illinois judge who was accused of grabbing a client's genitals in 2016 when he was a lawyer in private practice.

Authorities catch last 2 of 3 jail escapees

CARMI (AP) — Authorities in southeastern Illinois say they've captured the last two of three men who allegedly broke out of a county jail in mid-June.

Supreme Court vacancy: Prepare for a game-changer, experts say

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Spotting trouble: Volunteers carry a heavy load when weather turns severe

While most people retreat inside during severe-storm alerts, Robert Russian jumps in his pickup in search of bad weather, especially tornadoes.

Family, friends gather to replace roof on cancer-stricken Buckley man's home

BUCKLEY — Dozens of family members and friends of a dying Buckley man turned their feelings of helplessness into action Saturday.

"It's been overwhelming," Linda Marquis said more than once as she surveyed the folks who turned out to put a new roof on the home of her son and daughter-in-law. In this Iroquois County village of about 560, almost everyone knows each other.

The latest: Police will allow protesters on expressway

CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on an anti-violence protest on a Chicago interstate (all times local):

9:25 a.m.

Illinois State Police say they will allow anti-violence protesters to march along a portion of a Chicago interstate.

Police Director Leo Schmitz said in a news release Saturday that an agreement was reached between "all stakeholders" on Thursday.