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Woman faces fines in weekend caracal cat incident

Jun. 25, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Bloomington, Illinois officials say the owner of an exotic cat that escaped and scratched two people before being killed by police is facing a fine. City attorney Jeff Jurgens said Tuesday the owner of the caracal cat is facing a $1,000 fine for not registering her animal and a $100 fine for...

'Attack Asthma Camp' slated for next week in Bloomington

Jun. 21, 2019 5:49 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — A camp to help children deal with asthma will be offered next week in central Illinois. The free "Attack Asthma Camp" is open to children in kindergarten through 5th grade . It aims to increase knowledge about asthma and asthma-control techniques. It will be at the Boys and Girls...

Court document: Mosque bombing suspect tried to escape

Jun. 19, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An Illinois man who faces trial in the 2017 bombing of a Minnesota mosque had tried to escape from custody earlier this year. A court document filed by prosecutors says 48-year-old Michael Hari tried to flee when he was being transported to a Minnesota jail. The report gives no details...