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GURNEE, Ill. (AP) - A woman was shot to death by suburban Chicago police after she was observed walking along an expressway with a rifle. The shooting occurred after the woman fled Gurnee police who were investigating a call about a suspicious vehicle. The unidentified woman was later spotted walking along U.S. Route 41 with a rifle. The woman was wounded when she and the officers exchanged gunfire. She was taken to a Libertyville hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

CHICAGO (AP) - A civil rights attorney has agreed to defend the suspect in the shooting death of a Chicago police commander. Scott Kamin is representing Shomari Legghette without charge. Kamin took on the case during a hearing Wednesday that was attended by dozens of Chicago police officers, including Superintendent Eddie Johnson. The 44-year-old Legghette has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the February death of Chicago police Cmdr. Paul Bauer.

CHICAGO (AP) - Three Chicago men have been convicted by separate juries in the 2014 fatal shooting of a teenager as he walked with his twin brother to a South Side high school. Fifteen-year-old Demario Bailey was walking with twin, Demacio, under a railroad viaduct on the way to basketball practice when the shooting occurred during an attempted robbery. Prosecutors alleged 19-year-old Tarik Brakes, was the gunman and was accompanied by his brother, 21-year-old Deafro, and 20-year-old Carlos Johnson.

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - The Rockford Park District is considering selling a well-known water park because of financial challenges. The Rockford Register Star reports someone approached the district recently about buying or leasing Magic Waters water park. Park District Executive Director Jay Sandine says the district has explored a sale before because the park's business is so weather-dependent. He says if there's a bad summer it can affect the whole district's finances.

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