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>>Police Won't Say Whether Willow Long's Mom Will Be Charged
(Effingham, IL) -- Authorities aren't saying whether the mother of a seven-year-old-Watson girl will be charged for misleading them. Ciara DeRyke originally told police she saw her daughter Willow Long alive around 8:45 Sunday morning, but that she'd wandered away from home a few hours later. Turns out the girl had been brutally killed the night before. Her uncle stabbed her several times before wrapping her up in a plastic bag and dumping her body. He's been charged with three counts of first-degree-murder.
>>Carter Manhunt Costs Exceed 100-Grand
(Robinson, IL) -- A four day manhunt is panning out to be quite expensive. DOC officials say the final tab will be well over 100-thousand dollars to pay for all the efforts put into finding Jared Carter. Carter escaped from the Robinson Correctional Center a couple weeks ago
and was on the run for four days before he was captured. The Robinson Police Department turned in receipts for about eight-thousand dollars for extra personnel and fuel costs. The Crawford County Sheriff's Office had close to five-thousand dollars in expenses.
>>Jesse White Announcing Reelection Bid
(Chicago, IL) -- Secretary of State Jesse White says he'll give it another go. He's announcing his bid for reelection today. It'll be his fifth term in the post, should he win. Right now, no one is challenging him. At 79 years old, White is the longest-serving Secretary of State that Illinois has ever had.
>>IEMA Putting Plan In Place To Help Disabled During Disaster
(Springfield, IL) -- The Illinois Emergency Management Agency wants to make sure people with disabilities are cared for when disaster strikes. Director Jonathon Monken is working with several state agencies to put a plan in place that accommodates senior citizens and people with mental or physical handicaps. He says there isn't any specific incident that prompted the idea, he just wants to make sure they don't leave any stones unturned when it comes to disaster preparation. Monken says they'll be reaching out to residents about what their specific needs might be in the near future.
>>Soybeans Taking A Hit With Lack Of Rain
(Milan, IL) -- Soybean crops are taking quite a hit in Western Illinois where rain has been scarce in the past couple of months. Jim Coyne farms in Milan. He says there are beans in the pod, but if they don't get any rain soon, it'll hurt the yields. He says he hasn't had a measurable rain on his farm in a long while. In fact, they've only had about four-tenths of an inch of rain since the end of July.
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