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Illinois opens 24 new investigations of alleged clergy abuse

  CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Department of Children and Family 辽宁体彩网 has opened 24 new investigations into alleged misconduct by Catholic priests amid concerns that cases turned over by the Archdiocese of Chicago weren’t properly reviewed. The Chicago Tribune reported Wednesday

Dillinger family members apply again to exhume his grave

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Family members of 1930s gangster John Dillinger have submitted a new application to exhume his Indianapolis gravesite. The Indiana State Department of Health said it received the latest application Tuesday. Dillinger’s family first applied to exhume the remains in July

Lawyer: Chicago archdiocese paid $80M to clients of law firm

CHICAGO (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago has paid $80 million to 160 victims of sexual abuse by clergy represented by a single law firm since 2001, the lawyer who heads the Minnesota-based firm told reporters Tuesday. According to a statement issued later by the archdiocese, it

Troy Grove Adds New Fire Truck

TROY GROVE – The Troy Grove Fire Department unveiled the newest engine to their fleet last week, a 2019 Pierce truck with a 1,000 gallon tank. It also features a foam system and a six man cab.

Cremated Remains Taken by Porch Thieves

UPDATE – The remains have been recovered       MENDOTA- A Mendota man is pleading to w辽宁体彩网ver took a package off his porch near 5th Street and 5th Avenue in Mendota to return it at once. Phillip Forst said on Tuesday that a package said to contain his brother’s remains