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UPDATE: I-57 between Rantoul and Paxton back open

UPDATED 7 p.m.:

RANTOUL — Interstate 57 north of Rantoul re-opened shortly before 7 p.m. after state police shut it down briefly to restring power lines, Sgt. James Kleist said.

The lines had been knocked down by a two-vehicle crash with minor injuries, Trooper Joseph Rush said.

UPDATED 6:35 p.m.:

Gun conviction could net Bloomington man 60 years

URBANA — A 33-year-old Bloomington man convicted of possessing a gun in May 2016 could be sentenced to as many as 60 years in prison.

UPDATE: Gunman kills 5 people, wounds 5 police officers in Aurora

AURORA (AP) — A gunman opened fire at a manufacturing plant in suburban Chicago on Friday, killing five people and wounding five police officers before he was fatally shot, police said.

Illinois opioid helpline has received 10,000 calls

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois hotline that supports people addicted to opioids and other substances has received 10,000 calls since it was set up in late 2017.

The Illinois Department of Human Services also said Thursday the Illinois Helpline website created last June has been visited more than 14,000 times.

Industrial output tumbled 0.6% in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production fell 0.6 percent in January, stemming in large part from an 8.8 percent plunge in the making of motor vehicles and auto parts.

Deere posts weak first-quarter earnings

MOLINE (AP) — Deere & Co., a manufacturer that faces threats from both ends of a trade war, cited rising costs and anxious farmers as it reported a profit shortfall for the first quarter Friday.

Shares bounced back from sharp premarket declines, however, on a relatively strong outlook, and hopes that tensions with China will recede.

India warns of 'crushing response' to Kashmir suicide attack

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India's prime minister warned Friday of a "crushing response" to the suicide bombing of a paramilitary convoy in Indian-controlled Kashmir which killed 41 people and was the deadliest in the divided region's volatile history.

Israeli leader's trip to Poland beset by string of missteps

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A two-day security conference in Warsaw was supposed to be a crowning achievement for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, stamping a seal on his long-held goal of pushing his behind-the-scenes ties with Arab leaders into the open.

Water main break leads to boil order in Urbana

URBANA — A boil order is in effect  for about 25 customers around the Leal Park neighborhood of Urbana today .

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