CHICAGO (AP) - Authorities say a 15-year-old boy has died and a 14-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting following a large fight at a basketball game in Chicago. Police say a crowd gathered Thursday night at Garfield Fieldhouse at Garfield Park for a basketball tournament when a fight broke out inside. Police say officers began to disperse the crowd when someone fired shots outside. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says in a tweet a boy "possibly 11 to 13" years old was taken into custody.
SOUTH ROXANA, Ill. (AP) - Families in southern Illinois are coming forth with complaints operators of a cemetery resold plots that were already paid for. Subpoenas for the records of Wanda Cemetery were served. Authorities say cemetery staff refused to talk to them about their lots, forcing them to report the issues to police. Wanda Cemetery office manager Diana Williams said the subpoenas request records for three families who have complaints, along with sales receipts the cemetery has on file from 1990 through 2018.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law requiring owners of gas storage fields to notify local officials if a natural gas leak threatens drinking water supplies. The Republican signed the law Thursday designed to protect the Mahomet Aquifer in east-central Illinois. It provides drinking water for more than 500,000 residents. The law responds to a 2016 leak in Champaign County. Local officials and residents were not informed that the leak had contaminated private wells.
WEST CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) - Two teenagers have been charged with first-degree murder in the death of another teen whose body was found burning in a suburban Chicago field. Eighteen-year-old Francisco Alvarado of West Chicago and 16-year-old Tia Brewer of Wheaton are suspected of killing 18-year-old Luis Guerrero of West Chicago on Tuesday.
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