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Courts Police Fire

John Roska: Divorce law changing in Illinois

Q: I heard that the divorce law will change so there will only be one ground for divorce. Is that true?

A: Yes. Starting Jan. 1, 2016, the only grounds for divorce in Illinois will be irreconcilable difference. No more mental cruelty, or any of the other old grounds.

Fisher fire under investigation

FISHER - Champaign County sheriff's investigators will take a closer look Monday at the circumstances surrounding a fire that destroyed an empty building in Fisher Thursday night.

Sangamon Valley firefighters were called at 6:30 p.m. to a building at Front and Third streets in Fisher that was fully engulfed in flames.

Champaign woman dies from fire injuries

SPRINGFIELD — A Champaign woman pulled from a smoky fire at her home Tuesday has died from injuries she received that day.

Standoff ends with gunman at Planned Parenthood

SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press

Mascoutah burglary victim shot in 1st night at new home

MASCOUTAH, Ill. (AP) — Police in southwestern Illinois are investigating the shooting of a Mascoutah homeowner during an apparent burglary that took place on the transplanted Texan's first night in his new home.

Chicago police arrest man in 9-year-old boy's fatal shooting

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police say a 27-year-old man has been arrested in the fatal shooting this month of a 9-year-old boy on the city's South Side.

Protest over Chicago teen's shooting set for retail district

DON BABWIN, Associated Press

Updated: Danville teen killed, 3 hurt, in Indiana crash

DANVILLE — Drugs or alcohol may have been a factor in a fatal accident on Interstate 74 in Indiana Tuesday night that claimed the life of a Danville teenager and injured three others from the city, according to Indiana state police.

Jesse Lee Saltzgiver, 18, of Danville was a back-seat passenger in the two-vehicle accident that injured four others.

Man pulled from parked car, robbed in Urbana

URBANA — A man was pulled from his car, hit and robbed Tuesday night while sitting in his parked car on the University of Illinois campus.

Police said the man was parked in the 1000 block of West Stoughton Street at 9 p.m. Tuesday when two people approached and asked to use his cellphone.