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Michigan State kept ties to coach accused of sexual abuse
CHICAGO (AP) -- Michigan State University, already reeling from the scandal involving a gymnastics doctor who molested young athletes, has maintained ties to a prominent volleyball coach for decades after he was publicly accused in 1995 of sexually abusing and raping six underage girls he trained in the 1980s....

Deadline near to submit Illinois bicentennial coin design
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois residents still have few more days to take a shot at designing a souvenir coin to mark the state's 200th birthday....

APNewsBreak: Illinois' late fees skyrocket over past 3 years
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois has racked up more in late-payment fees in less than three years than it did in the 18 years combined, according to a report The Associated Press obtained Monday, and some major creditors say they've waited more than a year to receive the interest they're owed....

Qatari-American contemporary artist wins new $100,000 prize
CHICAGO (AP) -- A 35-year-old Qatari-American artist is the inaugural winner of a prize worth $100,000 that recognizes mid-career artists from the Middle East....

Waffle House shooter's guns were seized but then returned
Travis Reinking exhibited multiple warning signs that he was mentally unstable: He talked openly about delusions that he was being stalked by Taylor Swift. He insisted unknown people were making barking noises outside his home. He even went to the White House on a mission to talk to the president....