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CHICAGO (AP) - Police say two teenage boys missing for days have been found shot to death in a field on Chicago's South Side and that two people have been taken into custody for questioning. The bodies of 16-year-old Raysuan Turner and 17-year-old Darnelle Flowers were found Sunday night. A police spokesman says detectives believe the teens may have been killed during a robbery.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law that gives families of extremely ill children more flexibility in health care. The Republican's action Monday affects children considered "medically fragile, technology dependent." The law means that their expensive, highly technical care which is covered by Medicaid is exempt from managed-care organizations. These families may maintain fee-for-service Medicaid health care.

CHICAGO (AP) - The Securities and Exchange Commission accuses a father and son of a Ponzi-style scheme that raised at least $135 million since 2010 from over 900 investors nationwide. A Monday SEC statement says Jerome H. Cohen and Shaun D. Cohen dangled the prospect of double-digit returns, falsely assuring investors the investments were secured by income-generating, South Side Chicago properties. The civil complaint says they began paying older investors with new investors' money as the investments faltered.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - New state programs will allow Missouri farmers suffering from drought to hay and pump water from some state land. Gov. Mike Parson announced that farmers will have access to water on 28 conservation areas and five state parks in northern and mid-Missouri. Up to 5,000 gallons of water can be pumped daily per farm. Missouri also opened a lottery for haying on nearly 900 acres of state parks land.

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