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Meeting Tonight to Discuss Case Involving Missing Scholar

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Representatives of University of Illinois police and a campus counseling center will meet with students to discuss the search for a visiting scholar from China.

The Thursday evening gathering at Altgeld Hall in Urbana comes two weeks after 26-year-old Yingying Zhang disappeared.

The university says the meeting is open to the public.

Police Chief Jeff Christense ...

Mattoon Teen Dies After Incident at Lake Paradise

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

A Mattoon teenager has died following an incident at Lake Paradise.

The Coles County Sheriff's says on June 19th deputies responded to the lake and found 18-year-old Austin McDowell unresponsive.

They say McDowell was involved in a fight with 18-year-old Dillan DeSilva of Springfield.

A motive for the right hasn't been released.

Authorities say McDowe ...

Autopy Reveals Champaign Teen Died From Natural Causes

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Autopsy results are released in the death of a 15-year-old from Champaign.

Police say on March 11th, officers responded to the Carle Hospital Emergency department after a report 15-year-old Luke Miller was receiving treatment for a serious medical condition.

They say Miller was transferred to Barnes Hospital in St. Louis where he died.

Investigators with the St. ...

Legislators Meet in Special Session

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Illinois lawmakers tasked with resolving the state's unprecedented budget impasse are to gather to begin the effort.

Governor Bruce Rauner has called a special session in Springfield that starts today (Wednesday), saying the time to act hasn't been more urgent.

If there's no budget by July 1st, the state will begin a third consecutive year without a spending plan.
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