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Human foot found in northwestern Indiana pond

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a human foot has been found in a pond in northwestern Indiana. Police responded Monday afternoon in Crown Point after a fisherman reported snagging what appeared to be a human foot. Crown Point police Chief Pete Land says in a statement that officers on ...Read more

Peoria man gets 90-year sentence for 2017 shooting

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A 90-year prison sentence has been handed a northern Illinois man convicted of firing a bullet that left a man unable to walk, talk and breathe on his own. Perriyon King of Rockford apologized Tuesday for the April 2017 shooting that put 71-year-old Richard Griffin under a ...Read more

Lake County plants to be monitored for air quality

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Plans are under way to monitor outdoor air quality outside two Lake County plants that use the cancer-causing gas ethylene oxide. The (Waukegan) News Sun reports that the Lake County Health Department said Monday that sampling would begin by June 1 at sites near Vantage ...Read more