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Illinois man dies in 3-way Littleton crash

A man has died after a crash involving three vehicles on Route 1 in Littleton on Friday morning. Robert Havrin, 65, of Lake Bluff, Illinois, was southbound on Route 1 at around 10:30 a.m. when his Dodge van drifted onto the side of the road and hit a guardrail. Havrin lost control of the vehicle, which spun off the rail and into the path of a northbound tractor trailer.
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Troopers: 1 dead, 2 airlifted after head-on crash in White Co.

WHITE CO., Ill. (WFIE) - Illinois State Police are investigating a deadly head-on crash in White County. Troopers say the crash happened on Illinois Route 1 near County Road 400 East just after midnight. State police tell 14 News a 48-year-old man crossed into the southbound lane, hitting an 18-year-old...
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Murder investigation underway in Hickman County, Ky.

HICKMAN COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - A murder investigation is underway after an Illinois man’s remains were found in Kentucky. On Monday, July 26, Kentucky State Police was contacted by Illinois State Police regarding 38-year-old Zachary C. Campbell of New Burnside, Ill., who went missing on July 15. Investigators say Tyler...
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Illinois Attorney General warns people about spoofed emails

(WEHT) – Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is urging people to be on the lookout for scam emails claiming to come from the Attorney General’s office. According to Raoul, the Attorney General’s office has received reports of individuals receiving spoofed emails that seem to come from a discontinued domain name, and Raoul is cautioning that clicking on links could result in dangerous software being downloaded onto recipients’ devices.

Report says Illinois diver drowned while working in Iowa farm tank

STOCKTON, Iowa (AP) — An autopsy shows an Illinois scuba diver who died inside a million-gallon farm tank in eastern Iowa accidentally drowned. The Gazette of Cedar Rapids reports that the autopsy for 54-year-old Robert Baenziger Jr., of East Moline, Illinois, was released Wednesday. It shows Baenziger died June 8...
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Illinois’ unemployment agency has another fraud problem: Thieves ‘hijacking’ people’s payments

Warren Winston thought he’d escaped all the unemployment fraud occurring across the country. For months, the unemployed contract pharmacist said, he received his benefit payments with no problem. But then somebody hacked into his account and directed his money to an obscure bank 1,300 miles away. That was in April, more than three months ago. He said he quickly complained to the Illinois ...

Missouri woman headed to Springfield reported missing

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — The Illinois State Police is activating an Endangered Missing Person Advisory at the request of the Washington County Sheriffs Office, Missouri. The Washington County Sheriffs Office is asking for the public's help in locating Carol Nance. Nance is a 65 year-old-white woman. She is 5' 4"...
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Illinois woman facing charges after getting too close to grizzly bear, cubs in Yellowstone

An Illinois woman is facing a pair of federal charges after she was captured on video being charged by a grizzly bear while visiting Yellowstone National Park. Samantha Dehring of Carol Stream, Illinois, was among a small group of tourists who spotted a female grizzly and her two cubs on May 15 in the park’s Roaring Mountain section, the Billings Gazette reported.