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Family of Chinese scholar abducted in Illinois to speak
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- The parents of a Chinese woman who was abducted while studying at the University of Illinois plan to speak for the first time since an arrest was made....

32 letters filed in support of prof charged in Chicago death
CHICAGO (AP) -- More than 30 colleagues and friends of a former Northwestern University professor charged in the brutal stabbing death of a 26-year-old man wrote letters supporting him both as a friend and a scientist whose groundbreaking research might ultimately save the lives of thousands of people....

Charges to be announced in crash that killed Illinois family
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) -- Prosecutors in northern Illinois say they'll announce felony charges in a crash that killed a pregnant woman and her three sons....

FBI offers reward for help solving 25-year-old murder case
LA SALLE, Ill. (AP) -- Authorities sought the public's health Tuesday in solving the slaying of an Iowa college student who was abducted 25 years ago in Illinois and found dead in Missouri....

Rockford aldermen approve resolution condemning hate groups
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) -- Aldermen in Rockford have approved a resolution condemning hate groups after a violent white nationalist rally in Virginia....