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Quinn Prepares For Mexico Mission
Governor Quinn is preparing for a trip to Mexico. He's taking off on Wednesday for a trade mission, hoping to find ways to increase the amount of Illinois goods used in the country. Nearly nine-percent of the state's exports already go to Mexico. That equates to about six-and-a-half-billion dollars in 2012, but Quinn wants to double up within the next few years.
Kids discover human remains in DuPage County woods
DuPage County authorities are investigating after children discovered suspected human remains while playing in the woods this weekend. Authorities say the skeletal remains were discovered Saturday. investigators are trying to determine if they belonged to a male or female and how long they'd been in the area. The DuPage County Coroner is set to study the bones today to try to identify the person and figure out how they died.
ISP Mourning Death Of State Trooper
Troopers are still in mourning after last week's death of Illinois State Trooper James Sauter. Captain Joe Perez says Sauter was the kind of guy everyone loved. Investigators still aren't sure why Sauter was still parked on the shoulder of southbound I-294 at Willow Road, when a
semi-truck struck his squad car. A 50-thousand-dollar gift has been given to Sauter's wife through the 100 Club of Chicago.
Winning Powerball Ticket Sold In Illinois
One lucky person in Illinois could be 50-million dollars richer. The winning Powerball ticket was sold at an Illinois retailer. Complete details haven't been released but if you purchased a ticket for Saturday night's drawing, you may want to check your numbers. The numbers were 11, 23, 26, 46, and 55 with a Powerball of 27.
U of I students design 100 m/gallon car
Some students at the University of Illinois have designed a two-seat car that could reach 100 miles on a gallon of fuel. They will present it this week in Houston at a competition sponsored by Shell. The car uses a hydrogen fuel cell and its carbon-fiber chassis weighs less than 70 pounds.
IL Granny's Speed-Dialing Earns Warning
An Illinois grandmother could have her phone service shut off after she allegedly casts several hundred votes for "American Idol" in just an hour's time. Comcast sent 72-year-old Ilene Henry a warning letter saying her phone service would be terminated. The utility cited dialing patterns inconsistent with a residential phone number as the reason for the warning. For her part, Henry says she's simply got the voting and redialing process quote, "down to a science." The company now says the letter was sent in error.
White Sox, Cubs Open 2013 Today
The White Sox open the 2013 season today with the first of three games against Kansas City at U.S. Cellular Field. Governor Pat Quinn will be on hand to cheer the team on. Chris Sale is the Opening Day starter for the White Sox. Airtime 2:35 on WZOE-AM. The Sox won 85 games last year and just barely missed out on the playoffs. Meanwhile, the Cubs open their season today with the first of three games in Pittsburgh. Jeff Samardzija is the Cubs' Opening Day starter with first pitch from PNC Park scheduled for 12:35 p.m.
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