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17-year-old shot in head mistaken for dead

CHICAGO (AP) — A 17-year-old Chicago boy shot several times in the head was mistaken for dead and covered with a sheet until bystanders noticed him moving and told paramedics.  Chicago Fire Department officials are trying to determine how the mix-up happened after the early Monday shooting

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Marseilles Detective Honored

MARSEILLES – Marseilles Police Department Investigator Jacob Callahan was awarded a commendation by the local Veterans of Foreign Wars on Saturday in Springfield. He was awarded for his work on a murder investigation involving a baby.This is Callahan’s second time being recognized

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Dekalb Man Dies in Head on Collision

DEKALB – A Dekalb County man is dead after being ejected from his SUV. Dekalb Sheriffs and Sycamore EMS were called shortly before 6 AM Saturday for a reported head on collision on First Street. 30-year-old Dominique L. Coleman of Dekalb was traveling Southbound, when he attempted to pass

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Vandals Damage Park Bathrooms

COMPTON – The two parks in the village of Compton were damaged over the weekend and have caused the bathrooms to be closed.    Officials locked the facilities until repairs could be made, but going forward they would only be unlocked if the park was rented for a special event.

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Canadian Man Dies Skydiving Near Ottawa

OTTAWA – A Canadian man has died after a skydiving accident near Ottawa on Friday.   According to the LaSalle County Coroner’s Office 68-year-old Reginald C. Hurlbut of British Columbia was pronounced dead at Skydive Chicago.  The incident is under investigation by the LaSalle

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