SPRINGFIELD, Il. (AP) - The Illinois Department of Transportation has suspended all non-emergency roadwork over the Easter holiday weekend to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow. The stoppage began Friday and continues through Sunday evening.
CHICAGO (AP) - Five people have been killed and at least 13 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening. The Sun-Times reports that two teens were shot around 10:30 a.m. yesterday at an apartment on the city's South Side. A 43-year-old man was found with multiple gunshot wounds in an alley on the West Side earlier Saturday. And another man died after being shot following a car chase, also on the city's West Side. No one was in custody last night for any of the shootings as Chicago police detectives continue to investigate.
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs are partnering with Ebony Magazine to present Jackie Robinson Day at Wrigley Field on Monday. Ebony will display vintage photographs of Robinson and other black professional baseball players at the ballpark Monday. Johnson Publishing Company's chairman, publisher and chief executive will be on hand to present Cubs owner Tom Ricketts with a framed photo of Robinson during Monday's pre-game ceremony.
ELGIN, Il. (AP) - A 30-year-old Elgin man has been handed a 15-year prison sentence for selling cocaine near a public park. Samuel Span was sentenced late Thursday by Kane County Circuit Judge John Barsanti. He was convicted in February of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.
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