CHICAGO (AP) - A Southwest Airlines flight from Chicago to New York has made an emergency landing after an engine warning light came on in the cockpit. The light came on shortly after Flight 321 took off from Midway International Airport headed to LaGuardia Airport. There were 118 passengers and five crewmembers aboard the aircraft. Passengers were placed on other flights headed for LaGuardia.
CHICAGO (AP) - A probation officer has been suspended after a teenager on home electronic monitoring was able to leave his home earlier this month and allegedly sexually assault a pregnant Chicago State University student. Cook County Juvenile Probation Department director Rose Marie Golden says electronic monitoring procedures were not followed before Aaron Parks allegedly attacked the woman last week while she was putting books in her car.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) - The McLean County Board has denied a special use permit for a proposed medical marijuana cultivation center. The board says it would be more like a factory than a farm. Tim Jones wanted to build the facility on land he owns near the central Illinois village of Downs.
CHICAGO (AP) - Twenty-one people have each been awarded "genius grants" from the Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation grants have been awarded since 1981. Recipients can spend the $625,000 any way they like. This year's winners are an eclectic group of scientists, attorneys, historians, poets, mathematicians, a cartoonist and a documentary filmmaker.
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