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Autopsy Shows Trooper Died From Fire Injuries
The Cook County medical examiner's office says State Trooper James Sauter died mainly as a result of injuries from the fire that engulfed his vehicle. Autopsy results released yesterday showed thermal injuries were the main cause of death for the 28-year-old trooper, who died Friday morning while parked on the shoulder of I-294. Police say the driver of the truck that struck the trooper's car has been cited for improper lane usage, and any further charges will come following an ongoing investigation.
Funeral Plans Finalized For Killed Trooper
Funeral plans for Illinois State Trooper James Sauter have been finalized. Visitation for Sauter will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Moraine Valley Church in Palos Heights. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the same location.
Central Illinois Airport Sues FAA
The Central Illinois Regional Airport is one of several small U.S. airports that has filed suit against the FAA seeking to stop budget cuts caused by sequestration. The FAA has ordered 149 local and regional airports to cease operating their air control towers in the next few months, citing lack
of funding. The airports are fighting back, appealing the decision in federal court by saying the order endangers lives by removing a level of safety for pilots and planes. Airports in Washington state and Florida have also joined the suit.
Pastor Says Homeless Man Won Lottery Prize
A pastor from DeKalb says he was present at a Bloomington gas station last week when a homeless man found out he'd won a big lottery prize. The Reverend Greg Davis says he was standing behind a man named Dennis Thursday night in Bloomington. Dennis presented his lottery ticket to the clerk, and found out he won 50-thousand dollars. Davis said he learned afterward that Dennis had been living in a tent when he found out about the big lottery win.
Illinois Women Fall To Kansas State In WNIT
(Manhattan, KS) -- The University of Illinois women's basketball team's run in the WNIT is over. The Illini lost in the quarterfinals of the tournament to Kansas State, on the wrong end of a 66-48 decision. One key to the loss is turnovers, with Kansas State committing just 13, while Illinois committed 18. The Illini finish 19-and-14 for the year.
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