MOLINE, Ill. (AP) - Quad City International Airport is receiving nearly $3.3 million in federal funds to replace lighting on a runway and plan for future needs at the western Illinois airport. U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos and U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth announced the money from the U.S. Department of Transportation on Tuesday.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The University of Illinois Springfield is scheduled to train more than 20 first responders on ways to protect children and families. The session is planned for Wednesday and will include instructions on how to conduct witness interviews and how to investigate crime scenes. Attendees will get a chance to be a part of a mock crime scene investigation at a university training facility house.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) - Miller Park Zoo officials in central Illinois say their 33-year-old Malayan sun bear has had to be euthanized. Officials at the Bloomington zoo say the bear, named Candy, died last Thursday after animal care staff and veterinarian from the University of Illinois evaluated her. Initial findings show she suffered from renal failure. Candy was born at Zoo Miami in 1984. She came to Bloomington in 1998.
CHICAGO (AP) - Dozens of people gathered at Chicago's O'Hare Airport to support a Palestinian activist being deported to Jordan for lying about her history before obtaining U.S. citizenship. Rasmea Odeh departed for Jordan on Tuesday. The 70-year-old pleaded guilty in April to concealing her record of bombings in Jerusalem when she applied for citizenship in 2004. In 1970, Odeh was convicted of two bombings, including one that killed two young men. She insists she was tortured into confessing to the bombings.
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