Ezekiel Elliott To Pay For Funeral Of Teenage Central Illinois Football Prodigy Jaylon McKenzieDallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has stepped forward to pay for the funeral of Jaylon McKenzie, an 8th grade football prodigy from central Illinois, who was killed by a stray bullet last weekend at a party near St. Louis.
8th Grade Football Prodigy Jaylon McKenzie Killed In Shooting At Party Near St. LouisJaylon McKenzie, a 14-year-old football star from Belleville, Illinois, already had scholarship offers from the University of Illinois and the University of Missouri, and dreamed of playing in the NFL, but those dreams were shattered this weekend, when he was shot and killed at a party near St. Louis.
2 Illinois High Schools Closed Over Report Of Teen With GunPolice say the closing of two southwestern Illinois high schools was prompted by a teenager who took his mother's handgun to possibly confront his girlfriend at one of the schools.
Preservationist: Historic Buildings May Be Razed Without Tax CreditPreservationists are concerned that if the U.S. House Republicans get their way, some significant old buildings in Illinois might be left to decay - or be torn down.
Virginia Shooter's Neighbors: "He Would Treat You Really Jerky"“I go there quite a bit ... and if you didn’t sign up with him, he would treat you really jerky,” Jack McClenahan said of James Hodgkinson.
Feds: Man Admitted Putting Needles In Store Meat ‘Just For The Hell Of It’"Every now and then I would stick one in a hamburger,"' the suspect reportedly told investigators. "Mostly hamburger, a couple of times I did it with a roast, maybe a pork chop every now and then."
Catholic Charities Seeks Stay Of Adoption RulingAttorneys for Catholic Charities are asking an appellate court to stay a ruling that allows Illinois to stop working with the groups on adoptions and foster-care placements.
Death Penalty LayoffsThe recent abolishment of the death penalty in Illinois has also left some standing in the unemployment line.
Illinois Air National Guardsmen Deployed To LibyaMembers of an Illinois Air National Guard unit have been deployed to Libya to refuel aircraft enforcing no-fly zone as part of the international military effort against dictator Muammar Qaddafi.