JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Will County officials have agreed to purchase more renewable energy. The (Tinley Park) Daily Southtown reports that the Will County Board voted to approve a three-year contract for $1.5 million with Constellation Energy for electricity. Half of it will come from renewable sources. It's a huge increase from the state requirement that 12.5 percent of power be green.
CHICAGO (AP) - An Illinois appeals court has ruled the winner of a suburban Chicago mayoral election isn't eligible to hold the position because of a felony conviction. Roger Agpawa was blocked last summer by a Cook County judge from being sworn-in as Markham's mayor despite garnering 41 percent of the vote in the April 2017 election. Agpawa said Tuesday he is considering appealing the appellate court decision.
O'FALLON, Ill. (AP) - Authorities in southern Illinois say it isn't immediately clear what caused the deaths of two women whose bodies were found in an O'Fallon home. St. Clair County Deputy Coroner Dennis Nichols says 62-year-old Linda Lyons and her daughter, 33-year-old Victoria Lyons, were found dead early Monday. Their bodies were found by O'Fallon police conducting a well-being check. Toxicology tests have been scheduled to determine what caused their deaths.
BROOKFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A rhinoceros at a suburban Chicago zoo has undergone what's believed to be the first CT scan performed on the species, and it was no easy task. Layla is seven and a half years old and 2,300 pounds and lives at Brookfield Zoo. The scan was needed to diagnose an obstruction in Layla's nasal passageway that made it difficult for her to breathe. A front loader was needed to lift the rhino onto the surgical table. Zoo officials say about 40 staff members helped with the process.
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