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Bomb Hoax Emails Reported Nationwide

CHICAGO— Businesses and schools were evacuated because of a bomb threat hoax across the United States Thursday. Rush-Copley Hospital and the Aurora City Hall were among many places that received threats according to the Aurora Police Department. Rochelle Community Hospital also reported getting

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Man defrauds several southern Illinois banks

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A 75-year-old man has been sentenced to 6-1/2 years in prison for defrauding seven southern Illinois banks out of more than $500,000.A federal judge ordered the sentence for Alfred Cross, who pleaded guilty to five counts of bank fraud. Cross is from Marion County

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