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>>Lawsuit Against Closing Murray Can Go Forward
(Centralia, IL) -- Governor Quinn is facing another setback in his plan to close Murray Developmental Center. He'd hoped a judge would toss out a lawsuit asking that the center remain open, but the judge did just the opposite. Judge Marvin Aspen says Quinn hasn't proved his case that closing the facility will save money. The Murray Parent's Association filed suit against the state because they don't want their loved ones moved into community care. Murray is home to the state's most severely disabled people and according to the parents, they won't survive on without the care and services offered at Murray.
>>Duckworth Reunited With Medic Who Saved Her Life
(Washington, DC) -- Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth has been reunited with the Army medic who saved her life. "The Huffington Post" reports Scott Gillis met up with Duckworth at the Capital about a week ago, shocked that she'd survived the 2004 grenade attack that left her with both legs amputated.
He'd never thought of her again after he'd worked on her when she was rushed into his hospital tent. But, he says it all came back to him last year as he watched the Democratic National Convention on television and she walked on stage with her prosthetic legs. Gillis says it was a surprisingly painful moment for him but he was very proud to see she's made it.
>>Flesh Eating Drug Shows Up In Joliet
(Joliet, IL) -- A new, flesh-eating drug has surfaced in Joliet, about 35-miles outside of Chicago. A doctor at St. Joe's Hospital says he's treated three patients who apparently used "Krokodil." It's a drug similar to meth but it's cheaper to get and just about as easy to make. The problem is it causes gangrene and can even leave boils on the body, leading to infection and exposed bones. The Joliet doctor says using the drug can result in amputations or even death.
>>Kids Turning To Heroin As Drug Of Choice
(Springfield, IL) -- Heroin seems to be the drug of choice among teens these days. State Senator Andy Manar says teens in every part of the state are experimenting with the highly addictive drug. Many aren't aware of the risks associated with it. In fact, teen deaths associated with heroin usage doubled in Will County between 2008 and 2012. Manar is heading up a task force designed to come up with suggestions on how to combat the problem.
>>Gay Students Elected As Homecoming King, Queen
(Waukegan, IL) -- There's no question about where many of the students at Waukegan High School stand when it comes to homosexuality. They elected a gay male as Homecoming King, and his Queen is a lesbian. Eric Irizarry and Ariana Reiff were crowned at the Homecoming game last Saturday. School officials tell the Lake County News-Sun the election is by popular vote and the choice of two openly gay students as homecoming king and queen is a testament to the open-mindedness of its student body.
>>Bears Prepare For Giants
(Chicago, IL) -- The Bears are taking on the Giants at Soldier Field tonight. The game starts at 7:25p.m.
>>Cardinals Headed To National League Championship
(St. Louis, MO) -- The St. Louis Cardinals are headed to the National League Championships. They beat the Pirates six-to-one in Game Five last night. They'll face the Dodgers this Friday.
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