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REDMON — A Brocton woman was killed Wednesday afternoon when the sport utility vehicle she was driving pulled out in front of a semi-trailer tractor truck in western Edgar County.
Illinois State Trooper Tracy Lillard said Chelsie Lynn Gann, 23, was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the crash site. Her adult male passenger and a child with her were properly restrained.
CHICAGO (AP) — A Cook County court clerk employee has pleaded guilty to lying about loaning $15,000 to a company controlled by the clerk's husband.
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man who pleaded guilty to killing his wife and wounding her son in 2013 has been sentenced to 52 years in prison.
CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago's new police superintendent are expected to announce Thursday that the city will immediately implement about a third of the recommendations made last week by a police accountability task force.
Walgreens will pay $500,000 to settle the latest case of a company accused of duping New York consumers over prices.
URBANA — Champaign County sheriff's investigators believe that an elderly Urbana man hit and killed by a train in southern Champaign County last week intended to take his own life.
Sheriff's Lt. Curt Apperson said authorities reviewed videotape taken by the Amtrak passenger train that struck Clifton Bergeron, 91, as it headed north about 10:30 a.m. on April 14.
CHAMPAIGN - The Champaign Police Department has issued a missing and endangered person report for a 24-year-old Champaign woman last seen Sunday.
URBANA — A University of Illinois softball player charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly lying about having been mugged is due back in court next month.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a nonprofit group's claim that science standards for Kansas public schools promote atheism.