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Officer hailed a hero for stopping gunman at Illinois high school

Officer hailed a hero for stopping gunman at Illinois high schoolA former student opened fired near Dixon High School’s gym, but was confronted by resource officer Mark Dallas. The suspect was shot in the shoulder and arrested.



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Billionaire Democrat Wins Illinois Gubernatorial Nomination

Billionaire Democrat Wins Illinois Gubernatorial NominationBillionaire J.B. Pritzker won Illinois' Democratic gubernatorial primary on



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Nobel prize winner hospitalized, wife found deceased in Illinois

Nobel prize winner hospitalized, wife found deceased in Illinois(Reuters) – A Japanese Nobel-winning chemist was discovered wandering in rural Northern Illinois and his wife found dead nearby, some nine hours after they had been reported missing from their home 200 miles away, police said on Wednesday. Nobel Prize winner Ei-ichi Negishi, 82, was transported to a local hospital for treatment after he was spotted walking near Rockford, Illinois, at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department officials said in a written statement. Deputies later found the couple’s car and the body of his wife, Sumire Negishi, at the nearby Ochard Hills Landfill, the sheriff’s department said.



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Nobel-winning chemist hospitalized, wife found dead in rural Illinois

Nobel-winning chemist hospitalized, wife found dead in rural IllinoisEi-ichi Negishi, a Japanese Nobel prize winner, was discovered wandering in rural northern Illinois and his wife found dead nearby on Wednesday.



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Illinois Gun Show Bans AR-15 And Bump Stock Sales After Protesters Speak Out

Illinois Gun Show Bans AR-15 And Bump Stock Sales After Protesters Speak OutA monthly Illinois gun show may have become the first in the nation to ban sales of AR-15 rifles following complaints in the wake of the deadly Parkland, Florida, school shooting. Organizers of the gun show also halted a raffle offering an AR-15 as a prize. “We did the ban to try to calm the situation down and show them we are willing to work with” the protesters, Frank Cesare of the sportsman’s group told The Washington Post.



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Illinois man told to stop having ‘slumber parties’ in his house for homeless people

Illinois man told to stop having ‘slumber parties’ in his house for homeless peopleA Chicago man is being warned by city officials to stop offering “slumber parties” at his home to homeless people or else his house will be condemned. Greg Schiller told NBC 5 he began opening his basement up to the homeless last month during brutally cold weather. “While we appreciate those who volunteer to provide additional resources in the community, Mr. Schiller’s house does not comply with codes and regulations that guard against potential dangers such as carbon monoxide poisoning, inadequate light and ventilation, and insufficient exits in the event of a fire,” Molly Center, a city spokesperson, said.



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Illinois Father Strangled 2 Sons Before Setting House on Fire and Killing Himself While His Wife Slept

Illinois Father Strangled 2 Sons Before Setting House on Fire and Killing Himself While His Wife SleptAn Illinois man strangled his two sons to death early Tuesday morning and then set his home on fire before killing himself while his wife slept, PEOPLE confirms



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GOP Illinois Governor Signs Major Voting Reform Into Law

GOP Illinois Governor Signs Major Voting Reform Into LawIllinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) signed a law Monday authorizing different state agencies to automatically register voters when they interact with them, marking a huge victory for voting advocates after Rauner vetoed similar legislation a year ago.



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Illinois Senate passes measure for neo-Nazis to be classed as terrorist groups

Illinois Senate passes measure for neo-Nazis to be classed as terrorist groupsA US state has passed a resolution calling for police to class neo-Nazi groups as terrorist organisations in the wake of the violent clashes in Charlottesville. The Illinois Senate approved an anti-hate group resolution in direct response to the violence which erupted at a white supremacist rally in Virginia over the weekend leaving one person dead and scores more injured. The measure, which was passed on Sunday, stated neo-Nazism and white nationalism continue to pose dangerous threats to cohesion and society overall.



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Former Chicago professor accused of murder agrees to Illinois transfer

Former Chicago professor accused of murder agrees to Illinois transferA former Northwestern University professor who led police on a week-long manhunt after he was accused of stabbing to death a Chicago-area man agreed on Monday to be transferred from California to Illinois to face a murder charge. The manhunt for Wyndam Lathem, 42, and Andrew Warren, a second suspect who worked at Britain’s Oxford University, attracted international attention. Chicago authorities, who are seeking to extradite both men, have described the crime as domestic in nature, without offering a motive.



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