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Northern Illinois man convicted of murdering sister-in-law

A northern Illinois man has been found guilty of killing his sister-in-law and burying her body in a shallow grave

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Man cleared of murder has trouble depositing compensation

A man exonerated of murder after spending 23 years in prison had trouble depositing a compensation check in a Chicago branch of Chase Bank.

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UI seeks to improve access for transfer students

The University of Illinois wants to create more guaranteed-admission partnerships with community colleges statewide to improve access for thousands of potential transfer students

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Missouri man faces up to life term for killing his grandma

A Missouri man has pleaded guilty in the fatal beating of his 77-year-old grandmother while he was drinking alcohol and taking prescription drugs

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Missouri developer convicted for bank fraud found dead

A St. Louis-area developer convicted of defrauding a bank out of millions of dollars has been found dead after failing to show up to federal prison

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Top Democrat in Missouri House resigning to take new job

Missouri House Minority Floor Gail McCann Beatty has submitted her resignation, which will take effect Sunday

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Woman injured by lightning strike at Country Thunder

The Kenosha County Sheriff's Department says a woman attending the Country Thunder Wisconsin Music Festival in Twin Lakes has been seriously injured by a lightning strike

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Cases handled by indicted 2 Chicago officers being dropped

Prosecutors in Chicago have dropped dozens of criminal cases investigated by two city police officers charged with lying to judges to obtain search warrants then stealing cash and drugs from properties they searched

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Family questions use of force in arrest of teen at festival

The family of a 15-year-old boy who was arrested at a festival in northwestern Indiana says officers used excessive force by restraining the teen on the ground and placing their knees on his back

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About 200 expected to lose Omaha jobs with office closing

TreeHouse Foods says about 200 workers will be affected by the closing of its Omaha office