TUSCOLA — An autopsy conducted Monday indicated that a Tuscola man who was hit by a train died from blunt force trauma.
Douglas County Coroner Joseph A. Victor said that Matthew Wilke, 26, was found by the tracks near Ohio and East North Central streets by a passer-by early Sunday morning. The passer-by then reported it to Tuscola police.
URBANA — An Urbana man is being held at the Champaign County Jail following his arrest for allegedly trying to enter a house over the weekend.
Wayne Allen Cain, 33, who listed an address in the 500 block of Fair Street, was charged Monday with residential burglary, disorderly conduct, criminal trespass to a residence and resisting or obstructing a peace officer.
The chaos at the University of Massachusetts over the weekend during a pre-St. Patrick's Day celebration brought renewed attention to an old problem affecting colleges nationwide: how to deal with alcohol-fueled revelers during the March festivities.
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HOOPESTON — The Vermilion County coroner’s office has identified a man who was shot to death at a Hoopeston hotel Sunday night as 40-year-old Bruce L. Eldridge of Hoopeston.
EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — A very strong earthquake that struck offshore rattled the Northern California coast and was widely felt across the region, but authorities said early Monday that there were no reports of any injuries or damage.
PONTIAC (AP) — Authorities say a pedestrian died in central Illinois after being struck by an Amtrak train heading to St. Louis.
Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari says Sunday evening's collision took place in Pontiac when the train from Chicago hit a trespasser who was on the tracks.
None of the 233 passengers on board the train were injured.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The judge in the case against an Army general believed to be the highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be tried on sex assault charges began considering new evidence Monday that a top lawyer at the Pentagon may have unlawfully interfered in a decision on whether to accept a plea agreement that was ultimately rejected.
Q: Can you explain judicial elections? How long are they elected for?
A: It's hard to keep the different kinds of judges straight, along with their selection process. Things can get a little murky.
For starters: Illinois judges are elected, but not re-elected. Federal judges are appointed, for life.