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>>Three Hundred Illinoisans Killed In Wars Against Terror
(Chicago, IL) -- More than 300 men and women from Illinois have been killed fighting in the wars against terror. Governor Quinn is urging everyone to remember those servicemen today, calling them heroes who went above the call of duty to defend democracy and protect American freedoms. He's proclaimed today Patriot Day in Illinois.
>>Family Claims Willow Long Death Was Accident
(Watson, IL) -- More details are emerging about the death of a seven-year-old Watson girl. Willow Long's uncle is in jail and charged with first-degree-murder for her death, but Long's grandfather says his son killed Willow on accident. Dale DeRyke says Justin DeRyke was playing with the little girl in the back yard
on Saturday night, when she slipped and fell on a pile of sticks and died. Justin apparently panicked and hid her body. But Willow wasn't reported missing until Sunday, after her mother says she woke up from a nap and noticed the girl was gone.
>>Security Enhanced After Threatening Note Found At ISU
(Normal, IL) -- ISU is boosting security over the next several days after a second threatening note was discovered at Schroeder [[ Shray-der ]] Hall. Access to the building will be limited to secured entrances for the next few days and police and security teams will be using specially trained dogs to make periodic sweeps of the building. Classes at Schroeder are still in session but students may want to give themselves a little extra time to get there. Security will be checking backpacks, briefcases, and purses of everyone who enters the building.
>>Lawsuit Claims Cahokia Jailers Failed To Protect Inmate
(Cahokia, IL) -- The village of Cahokia could be forced to dish out more than a-million-dollars after a disabled inmate was killed at the jail. The estate of Timothy Johnson has filed suit, claiming jailers failed to protect Johnson, who had cerebral palsy and was incapable of defending himself when he was attacked by a cellmate. Johnson was locked up on May 12th of last year after allegedly stealing a motorized cart from Walmart. Reports indicate he and two other inmates were placed in a two person cell. Johnson was found beaten and strangled in his cell less than 24 hours after he was detained.
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