SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois state prison inmates are among those who have been taking part in recovery efforts after last month's deadly tornadoes. The Illinois Department of Corrections says department staff and inmates have helped with debris removal. The two dozen tornadoes that swept across Illinois on November 17th damaged or destroyed more than 2,400 homes and killed seven people. The crews will head next to the city of Diamond on Tuesday.
CHICAGO (AP) - DHL has broken ground on a $35 million cargo facility at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. The DHL Global Forwarding Center will have offices and more than 420,000 square feet of warehouse space. It will be the largest facility of its type for the company inside the United States. Mayor Rahm Emanuel took part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the facility on Friday.
CHICAGO (AP) - A suburban Chicago man is accused of blinding a motorist in one eye by punching him during a road rage confrontation. The Sun-Times reports that Terrell Brown of Oak Park was arrested Friday during an unrelated traffic stop when officers realized he was wanted in the October 20th incident. A judge on Saturday ordered him held in lieu of $200,000 bond.
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) - Jimmy Garoppolo passed for 240 yards and three touchdowns as Eastern Illinois crushed Tennessee State 51-10 in the second round of the FBC playoffs Saturday. Eastern Illinois will face Towson next week, which beat Fordham 48-28 earlier on Saturday.
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