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Hearing set for man accused in deadly Illinois bank holdup
A man accused of fatally stabbing two southern Illinois bank workers and critically wounding a third during a botched robbery has been scheduled for another federal court appearance. U.S. District Judge J. Phil Gilbert has ordered James Nathaniel Watts to appear Oct. 1 in Gilbert's courtroom in Benton.
How Chicago Almost Ended Up In Wisconsin
Given its rampant crime, corruption and money issues, a lot of residents of Illinois publicly wish they could give Chicago away. They almost never had it at all.
Original northern border of Illinois was south of Chicago and Lake Michigan
Chicago residents today might have had a Wisconsin zip code if the originally proposed northern boundary of Illinois had been approved. It was a straight line from the southernmost tip of Lake Michigan to just south of the Rock and Mississippi River confluence.
Cherry Jones & Alvin Epstein to Lead Poets' Theatre's under Milk Wood Reading
The Poets' Theatre has announced that it is reorganizing and planning to present a full season of programming in 2014-2015.