CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - A Champaign County man with tuberculosis who disobeyed a court order to stay home is how in jail. Christian Ibanda is being held on contempt of court charges in Piatt (PY'-at) County because Champaign County lacks the kind of jail cell needed to prevent the spread of the disease.
MAYWOOD, Ill. (AP) - The family a Chicago-area man who vanished in 1978 says it now has some closure. Edward Beaudion's (boh-DWANZ') remains have been identified as part of an effort to ID serial killer John Wayne Gacy's victims. Gacy wasn't involved in the death but the family thought he might have been and supplied DNA. The man who authorities believe killed Beaudion died last year.
MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) - A Missouri man accused of killing a woman and dumping her body along a road in southern Illinois has pleaded not guilty to murder charges. Brandon Banks was arrested in January, two days after Marsha Ann Brown's body was found near Makanda (muh-KAN'-duh). Banks was arraigned Wednesday in Jackson County.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) - The former Illinois State University president has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. Timothy Flanagan resigned last month after a grounds crew worker said he was assaulted last December outside the university-owned presidents' residence. Flanagan says he yelled at the worker but never touched him. He quit after just seven months at ISU.
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