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Small plane crashes in rural Will County

PEOTONE, Ill. (CBS) -- A small plane went down Friday afternoon in rural Will County.The Peotone Fire Department was on the scene for the small plane crash south of Monee and northeast of Peotone. The closest intersection is Will Center and Eagle Lake roads, but the crash scene is next to Rock Creek and far from any road. The fire departments from the Will County communities of Manhattan and Monee also responded.A heavy tow truck was also on the scene to try to stabilize the back end of the plane's fuselage.CBS 2's Kris Habermehl reported the plane appears to have gone down at a steep angle in a wooded area next to the creek. The engine had come loose from the firewall, and it appeared that the plane stalled out and came down at a nose-down, vertical attitude, Habermehl reported.A person was rescued after being trapped inside the wreckage, and was loaded into a University of Chicago Medicine Aeromedical Network helicopter to be taken to the U of C Medical Center.The person's condition was not immediately available.
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Six current, former U.S. Postal employees accused of collecting fraudulent unemployment benefits, business loans

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Six current and former U.S. Postal Service employees have been charged with fraudulently obtaining loans for businesses that did not really exist. The six defendants were charged as part of an investigation by the Illinois Attorney General's Task force on Unemployment Benefits Insurance Fraud. They all applied for a variety of government loans and assistance during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Attorney General's office. In addition to trying to get loans from the Small Business Administration for businesses that were not real, four of the defendants are accused of filing for fraudulent unemployment...

Chicago man arrested for allegedly kidnapping, raping, and chaining woman in abandoned home

CHICAGO (TCD) -- A 44-year-old man was taken into custody a month after a woman was found chained up inside an abandoned home on the city’s South Side. The Chicago Police Department announced Joel Cammon was located and arrested June 21 by members of the department as well as the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force on the 11800 block of South Central Avenue in Alsip, Illinois.

Catherine Woods, 18, violin

Introductions today features the recent concertmaster of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Youth Orchestra, Catherine Woods. She’s already an active violin and piano teacher, and in this recital she presents music by Bach, Beethoven, Boulanger, and Saint-Saëns. Thanks to collaborative pianist Andrew Rosenblum and also to the Rhapsody Theater for hosting Introductions.

With Roe overturned, Illinois — a Midwest refuge for abortion care — prepares for influx of patients from other states

Illinois’ role as a haven of abortion care in the Midwest was magnified Friday when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, a watershed decision that reverses nearly a half-century of federally protected reproductive freedoms. In the absence of Roe, the 1973 landmark case that guaranteed the right to terminate a pregnancy, the matter of abortion law falls to the states. Terminating a ...

Park crew, local contractor efforts made sure Lions Club Pool opened

A park district crew and local contractor are credited with saving opening day for the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s Lions Club Pool on June 4. Days before the first swimmers were to arrive, the park district staff filled the pool and balanced the chemicals. The following day, staff noticed the pool had lost as much as five inches of water on consecutive nights, Doug Boehm, superintendent of parks and planning, reported to the H-F park board at its June 21 meeting.

Sean Morrison gets special police protection at expense of other taxpayers

Sean Morrison gets special police protection at expense of other taxpayers. Most homeowners rarely ask the local police to do a formal security check of their homes. When they do, it might be once or twice a year. But Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison, who owns a security company called Morrison Security, received more than 60 home security checks on average each year that he was in office on the Cook County Board. The security checks are not like normal drive-bys that police provide to regular people routinely. Each Morrison security check required that a report be completed and filed by the police officers.

Confidential Investigation Recommends Termination of Maywood’s Village Manager, and former mayor of Kankakee, Chasity Wells-Armstrong –

“Rather than uncovering evidence supporting her complaints, the investigation found a culture of fear and intimidation in Maywood created by Village Manager Wells-Armstrong.”. In March of 2022, Maywood Village Manager, and former mayor of Kankakee, Chasity Wells-Armstrong lodged a complaint alleging Mayor Booker was subjecting her to a hostile work...

Hammond FBI: Michigan Man Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison

Hammond, IN-(ENEWSPF)- Taequan Richardson, 23 years old, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Philip P. Simon on his plea of guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson. Richardson was sentenced to 41 months in...