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LANSING, Ill. (AP) - An Indiana woman has been charged after police say she accidentally shot her 5-year-old daughter during a party at a suburban Chicago home. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports Andrea Cunningham-Ellis of Griffith turned herself in to Lansing police on Tuesday. Police say she arrived with her attorney and refused to answer questions about the April 2 shooting. Cunningham-Ellis is charged with one felony count of reckless conduct. She was scheduled to appear in court for a bond hearing Friday.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois Senate has unanimously endorsed a plan to require a report on veterans' health after a Legionnaires' disease crisis at a state-run veterans home. The Senate voted 50-0 Friday to require the Department of Veterans' Affairs to inform lawmakers of the health of all residents at veterans homes in a quarterly report

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Legislation to allow Chicago police to use drones for surveillance of large crowds has failed in the Illinois House. Chicago Democratic Rep. John D'Amico (dih-MEE'-koh) said Friday that drones can help prevent mass shootings like the one last year at a Las Vegas music festival. The measure would allow police to use drones when a group of more than 100 people gather on public property. It received overwhelming support in the Senate.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois House has approved a measure to provide back pay to thousands of state workers who've been waiting for it since 2011. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports the bill passed the House 98-10 Thursday. The legislation authorizes spending more than $63 million owed to about 24,000 state employees. The bill now moves to the Senate.

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