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BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. (AP) - Officials of a northern Illinois village say they will appeal the granting of line-of-duty death benefits to the family of a veteran firefighter who died this year of cancer. The appeal by Buffalo Grove seeks to overturn a first-of-its-kind ruling in Illinois in which the pension board declared Kevin Hauber's colon cancer was caused by his work as a firefighter. If upheld, Hauber's widow, Kimberly, would receive his annual salary of $101,549 for the rest of her life.

CHICAGO (AP) - A bond hearing is scheduled for a man granted a new trial in the deaths of two Chicago police officers 40 years ago. A judge rejected the request of a special prosecutor to delay Thursday's hearing for Jackie Wilson. Judge William Hooks tossed out Wilson's confession that he fatally shot officers Richard O'Brien and William Fahey in 1982 and ordered a new trial. The 57-year-old Wilson alleged former police Cmdr. Jon Burge and his subordinates tortured him into confessing to the shootings.

CHICAGO (AP) - A Chicago woman imprisoned in Indonesia for the 2014 killing of her mother has given up a claim to her mother's estate. The settlement agreed to by Heather Mack and filed in Cook County Circuit Court is confidential. However, court records are clear Mack won't receive "any property, benefit, or other interest." The beneficiary of the estate will be Mack's daughter, Stella. The girl was born shortly before Mack and Tommy Schaefer were convicted in the killing of Sheila von Wiese-Mack.

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted an Alabama man in an alleged 10-year scam involving surplus federal computers. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of Illinois reported Wednesday that the indictment accuses 50-year-old Steven Mays of defrauding the federal "Computers for Learning" program. It alleges Mays sold $22 million worth of government computers intended to go to schools at no cost.

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