QUINCY, Ill. (AP) - Two cases of Legionnaires' disease have been reported at a western Illinois veterans' home more than two years after an outbreak killed 12 people and sickened 54 at the facility. The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs said Wednesday that two residents at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy contracted the disease. Officials said one resident died last week but they believe the death resulted from other factors. The other resident is recovering.
CHICAGO (AP) - A suburban Chicago man snared in a 2013 internet sting is being sentenced for seeking to join an al-Qaida-linked group fighting Bashar Assad's regime in Syria. There's a wide gap between the prison terms prosecutors and defense lawyers want for Abdella Ahmad Tounisi at Thursday's Chicago hearing. Prosecutors want the maximum 15 years for attempting to provide material support to terrorists. The defense wants seven, which, with time served, could mean he's out in just a few years.
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) - Cameras won't be allowed in suburban Chicago court when four of the five Wheaton College football players are arraigned Monday on charges of battery against one of their teammates. A DuPage County judge on Wednesday rejected a request from multiple news organizations asking to allow one still photographer and one videographer at the hearing. Cameras also won't be allowed when the fifth player is arraigned Nov. 13.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - State officials have designated six sites around Illinois as enterprise zones to encourage business development. The Illinois Department of Commerce named sites in Chicago; Douglas County; Effingham and Effingham County; an intermodal operation shared by Jersey and Greene counties; Massac County; and Whiteside County. Enterprise zones are meant to encourage investment in depressed areas. Companies and other organizations in a zone might qualify for tax incentives.
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