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Updated: 3/31/15 - 12:00 PM

Three Arrested on I-80
Three people were arrested during a traffic stop this morning on Interstate 80. Illinois State Police Master Sergeant Anthony Kestner says the arrests were made just west of the Illinois Route 251 exit in Peru.  Authorities say state troopers and K-9 units are looking for articles of contraband in the area. The investigation is continuing this afternoon and additional details are expected to be released later today.

DeKalb County Chase Ends with Fatality
A police chase in southern DeKalb County ended with a fatal accident near Waterman yesterday afternoon. The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office says the Hinckley Police Department was in pursuit of a stolen 2008 Chevrolet Silverado after officers attempted to pull over the driver for cargo falling out of the truck. Authorities say the chase continued down US Route 30, when the driver lost control of the truck and swerved toward the southside of the road, flipped over and came to rest on the railroad tracks. The driver, 35-year old Brian Nord of Yorkville, was pronounced dead at the scene.

In an unrelated case, another fatal accident took place in southern DeKalb County on Monday. DeKalb County Deputies say 36-year old Jeremy Wilson of Hinckley was westbound on US Route 30 near Hinckley, when he lost control of his 1997 Chevrolet Trailblazer, entered the north ditch and overturned. Wilson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bond Set in Streator Stabbing Case
Bond has been set for a Marseilles man who was allegedly involved in a stabbing case in Streator over the weekend. 19-year old Curtis Smith's bond was set at $20,000 yesterday by the La Salle County Circuit Court. La Salle County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a home in the 200-block of West Second Street in Streator around 4:40 AM Saturday for a man who had multiple stab wounds to his body. That man was taken to Saint Francis in Peoria.

OSF Saint Paul Dedication Ceremony
Today is the last day that the hospital in Mendota will be known as Mendota Community Hospital. MCH will make their official name change to OSF Saint Paul Medical Center tomorrow morning during a blessing and ceremony dedication. Several officials from OSF HealthCare, along with the President of the MCH Board of Directors will speak during the ceremony. The MCH merger with OSF HealthCare System was announced last May, with the affiliation agreement signed in October and state approval was made in November.

Trial Begins for Man Accused of Terrorism
A relative of two Aurora men arrested in a terrorism investigation says they are "not monsters." One of the men -- National Guard soldier Hasan Edmonds -- went before a federal judge Monday in Chicago. The judge agreed to give defense lawyers more time to examine evidence before ruling on bond. Prosecutors say Hasan and Jonas Edmonds were planning to attack an Illinois military facility.

Chicago Prys for Indiana Business Unhappy with RFRA Law
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says Indiana businesses unhappy over that state's new religious freedom law should consider moving to his city. Emanuel's office says the mayor has sent letters to about a dozen businesses in Indiana. The law's critics say it could result in discrimination against gays and lesbians although top Indiana leaders insist that it won't.

Bradley University Computers Breached
Bradley University officials say the security of the school's computers has been breached. Officials say an internal investigation found malicious software on two university computers containing personal identifiable information. The Peoria school says the malware has been deactivated.

Illinois Joins Program to Fight Childhood Obesity
Illinois is the latest state to join a national program aimed at reducing childhood obesity. Governor Bruce Rauner has announced a new campaign from the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils. The program encourages educators to look for innovative ways to improve students' fitness and nutrition.


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