CHICAGO (AP) - Nearly 2 million passengers are expected to travel through Chicago's international airports during the Thanksgiving holiday. The Chicago Department of Aviation said Tuesday that O'Hare and Midway airports will be among the busiest in nation over the next week. Sunday is expected to be the busiest travel day at both airports. The department is encouraging passengers to arrive at the airport two hours before their departure time for domestic flights and three hours early for international travel.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - A northern Illinois man who spent 23 years in prison for a crime another man confessed to committing has gone to court to obtain a certificate of innocence. John Horton of Rockford was charged in the September 1993 armed robbery and slaying of Arthur Castaneda. He was convicted in 1995 and sentenced to life in prison. He was released on bond on Feb. 10. The charges against him were dismissed Oct. 4. A status hearing on Horton's request is scheduled for Dec. 19 in Winnebago County Circuit Court.
CHICAGO (AP) - Clayton Custer scored 13 points and Donte Ingram scored 12 and grabbed 10 rebounds and undefeated Loyola Chicago beat winless Mississippi Valley State 63-50. Loyola won its sixth straight at Gentile Arena dating back to last season and is off to its best start since going 7-0 to start the 2010-11 season.
DIXON, Ill. (AP) - Authorities in northern Illinois have identified the victims of a house fire that left two adults and four children from one family dead. The Ogle County Sheriff's Department identified the victims as 39-year-old Timothy Shaw, 37-year-old Melissa Shaw, 17-year-old Ethan Shaw, 15-year-old LeAnne Shaw, 12-year-old Hailey Shaw and 11-year-old Dylan Shaw. Autopsies determined the victims died from smoke inhalation. Authorities say an initial investigation doesn't indicate foul play.
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