DU QUOIN, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say a man drowned and a woman was hospitalized after their boat capsized on a lake in the southern Illinois city of Du Quoin. Investigators say the accident happened Monday afternoon on Du Quoin City Lake. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is assisting in the investigation.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The head of the Illinois State Board of Education says proposed cuts in education funding could be "devastating" to school districts. State superintendent Christopher Koch says if the proposed cuts are approved, some districts might "not make it through the school year." The ISBE is asking for a $1 billion increase in funding.
CHICAGO (AP) - A federal judge in Chicago is set to decide whether a third alleged participant in a $7 million shoplifting case should remain in jail ahead of her trial. Tuesday's detention hearing for Julia Bogdanov comes a day after the judge said her parents should stay in jail. The three are accused of working in tandem for years to steal merchandise nationwide.
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) - Two more former inmates of a southern Illinois jail are suing over strip searches they claim were unconstitutional. Teresa Hale and Leticia Jackson of Belleville filed the federal lawsuit against St. Clair County and jail officials. In December, 29 inmates filed a similar lawsuit, seeking $10 million in damages.
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