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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois public health officials say a fourth person has died after using synthetic marijuana. The Illinois Department of Public Health said Tuesday afternoon that the most recent victim was a woman in her 30s from central Illinois. Her death comes as the state deals with an outbreak of people experiencing severe bleeding after using synthetic marijuana. More than 150 people in Illinois in 13 counties have been sickened and three others have died.

CHICAGO (AP) - A lawyer for a prominent Chicago-area volleyball coach accused of raping six underage girls he trained says his client has never sexually abused anyone and that he isn't affiliated with Michigan State University. Danielle D'Ambrose says in a statement that the allegations against Rick Butler are false. Three women publicly accused him in 1995 of raping them in the 1980s. Letters obtained by The Associated Press reveal that Michigan State has been under pressure to sever any ties to Butler.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Nashville judge has reset the court date for a man accused of killing four people when he opened fire outside a Waffle House with an AR-15 rifle. Davidson County court officials announced Monday that the hearing for 29-year-old Travis Reinking is being rescheduled for May 7. The announcement came after a judge revoked Reinking's $2 million bond until a later hearing.

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. (AP) - A federal appeals court could soon rule on a so-called right-to-work ordinance in a northern suburb of Chicago. The Chicago Tribune reports that Lincolnshire's 2015 ordinance allows people to work in union-protected positions without having to join the union or pay the complete share of union dues. The ordinance doesn't apply to public-sector jobs. Four labor unions filed a lawsuit in 2016 to remove the ordinance. The village's lawyer says the judge may give a decision in the next six months.

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