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Ochoa Case: Mother-Daughter Duo to Return to Court The mother and daughter charged with killing a pregnant Chicago teen and cutting her unborn baby from her womb are expected to return to court Monday after the pair were indicted in the death of the young mother's infant. Desiree and Clarisa Figueroa are expected to be arraigned around 9 a.m.

Off-Duty Officer Killed in Crash After Stopping to Help Stalled Driver on Morris Bridge: Police An off-duty Cook County police officer was killed in a fiery crash after stopping to help a stalled vehicle on a bridge in suburban Morris, authorities said. According to the Morris Police Department, Officer Ronald Prohaska, of Chicago, had pulled over just after 4 p.m.

NJ Doctor Dies in Cliff Fall During Ibiza Vacation With Fiancee A New Jersey doctor fell off a cliff to his death while vacationing with his fiancee on the Spanish island of Ibiza, authorities say. Daniel Sirovich, a 33-year-old from Kearny, was hiking near a cliff on the Balearic island with his fiancee when he slipped and fell 82 feet to his death.

Pritzker signs gay history bill By Meredith Flynn, with additional reporting by Lisa Misner. Beginning next year, students at public schools in Illinois will study the role of LGBT people in U.S. and state history, after Gov. Pritzker signed a controversial measure into law Aug.

Illinois state lawmaker apologizes for photos depicting mock assassination of Trump Martin Sandoval apologized Sunday after photos were published online showing someone who had attended his fundraiser pointing a toy gun at someone wearing a President TrumpDonald John TrumpO'Rourke: Trump driving global, U.S.

ILLINOIS STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 59: Didech Drainage District Consolidation Measure Signed into Law Help us continue our fight against cronyism, corruption and profligate government borrowing and spending. Terms of Service. "Every extra layer of government we have costs taxpayer money and makes it more difficult for people to navigate governmental services.

Unfair big government contracts hurt Illinois' economy, cut job creation Without reforms that level the playing field between the public and private sectors, the cost of Illinois' public sector workers will continue to damage the state's labor market, economy and taxpayers. After four years of stalemate under former Gov.

Madison Eddlemon, 16, of Crown Point back home after being found safe in Arkansas; Suspect in custody "He pulled up on her car," said Nichole Cain, Eddlemon's mother. "She thought he was going to hit her. He came to her driver's door, ripped her out of her car, threw her over his shoulder and threw her in his car." Police in Hot Springs Arkansas confirm they have Curry-Fishtorn in custody.

2019 Football Position Preview: Wide Receivers All players at this position group must improve their possession skills in 2019 if the team is going to move forward. Too many catchable passes were dropped last year in key situations.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is married! Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson announced that he and longtime girlfriend Lauren Hashian, 34, tied the knot in Hawaii. The couple celebrated their nuptials on Sunday in Johnson's home state. They have two daughters together: Jasmine, 3, and Tiana, 1, and have been together since 2007.

City fines landlords for illegal micro-apartments in NYC, officials report Some tiny apartments on the Lower East Side are causing a big stir.

Cedric Benson, former Bears running back, killed in motorcycle crash Benson's attorney, Sam Bassett, says Austin law enforcement told him that Benson was killed in a motorcycle accident Saturday night. Benson was drafted No. 4 overall by the Chicago Bears in 2005. He played three seasons with the Bears from 2005 - 2007 and was part of the Bears team that lost in the Super Bowl to the Indianapolis Colts in 2007.

9-year-old bitten by shark in knee-deep water while on vacation in Florida Maggie Crum was playing in the water Friday while on vacation with her family in Florida. She was running in the ocean when she felt a sharp pain. "I was running into the water, and I was about knee deep," Crum recalled.

Chicago AccuWeather: Partly cloudy, stray storm south Monday Here's your 7-day weather forecast.Monday: Partly cloudy and hot, with stray storms south. High: 82, Low: 66Tuesday: Warmer with humidity increasing. High: 86, Low: 68Wednesday: Early showers. High: 83, Low: 60Thursday: Sunny and pleasant. High: 77, Low: 58Friday: Sunny and nice.

University of Chicago student escapes attempted sexual assault on Hyde Park campus The 21-year-old woman was walking in the 5600-block of South Drexel Avenue when police said a man grabbed the woman from behind and restrained her. A University of Chicago security alert said the attacker pushed her to the ground and the woman then bit him in the arm.

Pilot Reported Problems Before Crash That Killed New Orleans TV Anchor A stunt pilot whose plane crashed in New Orleans last week, killing him and local television journalist Nancy Parker, reported unspecified problems shortly after taking off, NBC News reported. The pilot, Franklin J.P.

More eurozone stimulus expected after inflation revised down Inflation across the 19-country eurozone was revised down for July, official figures showed Monday, bolstering expectations that the European Central Bank will provide another shot of stimulus to the single currency bloc next month.

Feder: Columnist Mary Mitchell celebrated as 'great Chicago icon' Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and a legion of colleagues past and present honored columnist Mary Mitchell Friday on her stepping down after 29 years as a daily voice of compassion and clarity at the Sun-Times, Robert Feder writes.

EIU Memories: Aaron's Barbershop I attended Eastern Illinois University during a time of change, when longtime fixtures of the community disappeared and new things rose. EIU's campus is very different from when I first set foot there, but the town of Charleston has changed as well. Aaron's Barbershop was local institution, and I was lucky to get my haircut by the man himself.

Family Wants Answers After Gary Police Fatally Shoot Man The family of a man fatally shot by police in Gary, Indiana, over the weekend says they want answers about what led to his death. Family members and the Lake County coroner's officer identified 25-year-old Rashad Cunningham as the man shot and killed by a police officer during a traffic stop early Saturday.

Get to work, kids _ but Illinois says get a permit first - Get to work, kids - but get a permit first. The Illinois Department of Labor is reminding teenagers younger than 16 to obtain a work permit to work legally. Michael Kleinik is director of the Illinois Department of Labor. He says child labor laws are meant to keep teens safe and ensure that work doesn't interfere with schooling.

Gas prices continue to fall across the Heart of Illinois - You will continue to pay less at the gas pump across the area. Gasbuddy.com reports prices fell 5.7 cents per gallon across the area in the last week to $2.62 a gallon. That is 32.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, and 15.9 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

Hot, humid, and more scattered storms on Monday - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois Hot, humid, and more scattered storms on Monday. It's mid-August weather. Sunshine this morning will give way to fair weather cumulus clouds bubbling up in the heat and humidity. By late afternoon, a few storms will be possible, primarily focused in counties on the northeast edge of our viewing area.

Walmart not allowed to sell liquor in Texas after court decision The retailer sued the Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission, claiming four state laws that prevented it from selling liquor were unconstitutional.WATCH: Texas liquor stores to appeal Walmart booze sales ruling Walmart won a lower court decision last year, but an appeals court just vacated that decision and remanded the case back to lower courts.

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