Crews Assessing Damage After Illinois Gas Explosion Kills 1The area around a downtown square was closed Thursday as crews assessed damage from a natural gas explosion that killed one person and injured several others in the central Illinois community of Canton.
6 Illinois Prisons To Set Up Temporary HousingSecurity is being undermined at Illinois' prisons because of overcrowding and the need for space, a prison watchdog group said Thursday after state officials confirmed that six medium-security prisons would be using gymnasiums to temporarily house extra inmates.
Woman Accused Of Stalking Theo Epstein Allowed To Leave State For TreatementThe Massachusetts woman accused of stalking Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein will be allowed to leave the state for mental health treatment.
NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement Becomes OfficialNFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Players’ Association executive director DeMaurice Smith shook hands and hugged Friday as they signed a new collective bargaining agreement.

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