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Man sentenced for bank robberies involving lame disguises

An Illinois man who pleaded guilty in a string of Indiana bank robberies pulled off while he wore wigs and fake beards as disguises has been sentenced to 40 years in prison

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Freighters in Great Lakes take precautions against virus

Workers on American and foreign freighters are following new protocols and precautionary measures in the Great Lakes region to prevent the spread of the global coronavirus pandemic that has upended life nationwide

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Illinois court affirms Indiana man's sentence in 2015 attack

An Illinois appellate court has affirmed the 68-year sentence of an Indiana man convicted in the brutal attack of a woman at her suburban Chicago home in 2015

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UIC gets grant to address early childhood teacher shortage

The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a $2.8 million donation to help address a shortage of early childhood education teachers

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Michigan's record-high water levels collide with coronavirus

Officials in Michigan are warning that efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic could have a serious impact on relief and repairs during what is expected to be another tumultuous spring flooding season

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Elderly inmates in Illinois at high risk for coronavirus

CHICAGO (AP) — As the new coronavirus began its rapid spread through Illinois communities, prison guards at the Logan Correctional Center passed out hotel-size bars of soap and installed disinfectant dispensers, according to 65-year-old prisoner Janet Jackson.


Despite the department’s efforts last week, cleaning supplies were soon scant at the women’s prison, Jackson wrote in an email to Injustice Watch.


“Soap did not last one day, no refill,” wrote Jackson, who has been serving a life sentence for murder since 1986. “No gloves, no masks, no distance as we are still four to an 11 x 12 room. 66 women for three toilets, sinks, showers.”


Jackson is one of more than 2,300 inmates who are 60 and older in the custody of the Illinois Department of Corrections, a group facing higher chances of death and severe health risks if infected with the COVID-19 virus.


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Urbana teacher and coach charged with child pornography

A teacher who also coaches cross country at an Urbana high school has been arrested on child pornography charges

Search for body of missing woman could cost $500,000
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Search for body of missing woman could cost $500,000

The search for the body of a Missouri woman presumed to have been murdered by her husband could cost at least $500,000

Parson issues statewide stay-at-home order to curb virus
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Parson issues statewide stay-at-home order to curb virus

Gov. Mike Parson has issued a statewide stay-at-home order starting Monday, meaning Missouri will join about 40 other states that require residents to avoid going out except for essential purposes