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DETROIT (AP) - Detroit radio host Cliff Russell, whose talk show focused on issues affecting the city's black residents, has died. Greg Russell said his brother died Sunday in Chicago of a heart attack at age 61. Russell played basketball at the University of Texas-El Paso before transferring to Wayne State University. He was inducted to the school's hall of fame in 2007. Russell was a spokesman for Mayor Dennis Archer and head of the communications office of the Detroit Tigers.

GLEN ELLYN, Ill. (AP) - A 23-year-old from suburban Chicago has been charged with hiring another man to kill his parents. The DuPage County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to a call early Sunday from a couple saying they were attacked with a hammer inside their home in unincorporated Glen Ellyn.

CHICAGO (AP) - The Illinois Department of Human Rights has set up a new hotline for victims of sexual harassment around the state. Callers can report sexual harassment through the toll-free number, and also receive information on counseling and legal services.

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - The University Museum at Southern Illinois University Carbondale has reopened after it was forced to close due to the state budget impasse. The museum with 70,000 artifacts also was stripped of its accreditation status through the American Alliance of Museums last year as a result of state funding cuts.

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