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Family Concerned Their Home Will Cave In
A family in Corinth is concerned their home is about to cave in. Andrea Boyd says a mining company has been doing work underneath the home for about a week. Since then, she says the kitchen in her trailer has sunk in, her outdoor pool has been destroyed, and a pond has gotten bigger. Boyd says she's concerned that her family could be left without a home, but she also fears something could happen to the miners if the home sinks while they're working. Boyd wants the mining company to help repair the damage to her trailer and other property that's been damaged during their dig.
Man Gets Probation For Fighting Cops A Chicago Heights man will spend the next three months on probation for beating up five police officers. The officers were trying to subdue Mark Merrell after they busted him with marijuana and cocaine in his hotel room. Merrell resisted several Taser shots during the scuffle and even gave one of the officers a concussion. He was convicted of battery to a police officer.
Senate Shoots Down Photo on LINK Card Idea
People on welfare won't have to put their pictures on their LINK cards anytime soon. A Senate committee has shot the idea down. Senator Chapin Rose introduced the proposal, hoping to cut down on fraud. He says people are selling their food stamps at an alarming rate and getting
as little as 50-cents for every dollar they sell in food stamps. Rose says his colleagues are making a mistake by not putting pictures on the LINK cards.
IL Puppy 'Lemon Law" Proposed
Illinois officials are considering a new law covering people who buy a dog or cat that turns out to be seriously ill at purchase time. An Illinois senator is proposing something called a "puppy lemon law" similar to laws already in place in nearly 20 states. The law would offer a legal remedy to new pet owners who don't receive full disclosure about any serious health problems the animal is suffering from.
New Fish Consumption Rules For IL
New consumption rules are in place for people who plan to eat any fish pulled from an Illinois lake or river. State public health officials test about 40 bodies of water each year and have issued new advisories. For a complete list of updated rules go online to idph.state.il.us.
McMichael Refuses Romeoville Debate
Romeoville mayoral candidate Steve McMichael says he will not debate current Mayor John Noke before the April 9th election. The former Chicago Bear says he doesn't want to give Noke the media exposure that would come from having a highly-publicized debate. McMichael received the endorsement of former Bears coach Mike Ditka during a weekend fundraiser in Chicago.
Major Brawl Erupts At End Of Ice Hogs Game
Nearly 30 penalties were handed out during the final seconds of last night's Chicago Ice Hogs minor league hockey game at All-State Arena thanks to a major fight on the ice. In the closing seconds of Rockford's 2-1 victory, a massive in-the-benches brawl erupted between the two teams. Dozens of punches were thrown, and the AHL listed 27 penalties in all handed to players from the Blackhawks and Vancouver Canucks' affiliate teams. No word yet on any suspensions or fines.
Illini Go Dancing
The Illini are celebrating their bid to the N-C-A-A men's basketball tournament. Illinois was revealed yesterday as the number-seven-seed for its second-round game against number-ten Colorado State this Friday in Austin, Texas. Since reaching the Final Four in 2005 Illinois has won just two tournament games.
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