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Status hearing set in R. Kelly’s federal case in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly is expected to appear at a status hearing a day after jail personnel moved him into the general inmate population following a complaint from his his attorneys that he was being held in solitary in a restrictive section of a federal jail in Chicago. Questions about the

U of Illinois student arrested after noose found in elevator

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A University of Illinois student who is accused of tying a noose and leaving it in a residence hall elevator was charged Tuesday with a hate crime. Andrew Smith, 19, found some rope in the elevator in Allen Hall over the weekend and tied it into a noose, Champaign County

LaSalle Co. real estate tax due this week

  OTTAWA – LaSalle County’s real estate tax is due this Thursday. Taxpayers who enrolled in the automatic withdrawal option will have their installment electronically withdrawn from their bank accounts on Thursday. Credit card payments can be made out of

Culvert replacement in Norway starts Wednesday

NORWAY – North 3689th Road in Mission Township will be closed for a culvert replacement on Wednesday. The project is located a 1/4 mile west of County Highway 3 in Norway. The work is expected to take three days to complete. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes.

Mason’s Law signed by Governor

  SPRINGFIELD – Motorists who drive dangerously in a crosswalk will now be facing a one-year suspension of their licenses.”Mason’s Law” requires a 1-year suspension of an individual’s driver’s license if they commit a right-of-way violation at a crosswalk or a