ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - Authorities in suburban Chicago have closed their investigation into the death of a woman whose body was found inside a hotel walk-in freezer. Rosemont Police Chief Donald E. Stephens III said in a statement Friday the death of 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins was a "sad" accident. Jenkins' body was found Sept. 10 in a walk-in freezer at a Rosemont hotel where she had been attending a party. An autopsy found alcohol, caffeine and an epilepsy/migraine medication in Jenkins' system.
CHICAGO (AP) - A contract obtained by The Associated Press shows the new company hired to run the Illinois Lottery projects it will increase annual sales to $4 billion, generating more than $1 billion per year for schools and other projects by the end of the 10-year deal. Lottery officials and Camelot Illinois are set to announce the contract Friday, more than three year years after Illinois first tried to fire its current private manager for falling short of sales goals.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has outlined more than $200 million in cuts it wants to make to Illinois' new state budget. One Democratic lawmaker says the cuts include $89 million to human services programs, including autism services, after-school programming, and immigrant and refugee services. The governor's office says more cuts are needed because the budget is still $1.5 billion out of balance.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - An organization is working to reopen a Civil War museum in Illinois that has been closed since August. The National Woman's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, says it needs time to implement some significant changes before it can reopen the Army of the Republic Memorial Museum. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports the Civil War museum opened in 1941 and was established to preserve historical artifacts.
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