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Brocton woman killed in Edgar County crash

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.

Court clerk's employee pleads guilty to federal charges

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.

Suburban Chicago man sentenced to 52 years for wife's murder

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 mayor: City implementing recommendations for police

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 to settle N.Y. attorney general probe for $500,000

Walgreens will pay $500,000 to settle the latest case of a company accused of duping New York consumers over prices.

Train death an apparent suicide

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 police issue missing person alert

CHAMPAIGN - The Champaign Police Department has issued a missing and endangered person report for a 24-year-old Champaign woman last seen Sunday.

UI athlete seeks continuance in disorderly conduct case

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.

Terror victims win Supreme Court judgment against Iran

MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

Court rejects religious challenge to science standards

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a nonprofit group's claim that science standards for Kansas public schools promote atheism.