CHICAGO (AP) - Three Chicago men have been convicted by separate juries in the 2014 fatal shooting of a teenager as he walked with his twin brother to a South Side high school. Fifteen-year-old Demario Bailey was walking with twin, Demacio, under a railroad viaduct on the way to basketball practice when the shooting occurred during an attempted robbery. Prosecutors alleged 19-year-old Tarik Brakes, was the gunman and was accompanied by his brother, 21-year-old Deafro, and 20-year-old Carlos Johnson.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois House has sent the governor a measure legalizing industrial hemp. The House voted 106-3 Wednesday to allow hemp cultivation. Hemp is a form of the cannabis plant distinct from marijuana. It does not produce any high-like effects and is often used in clothing or food.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - When Tom Kelly's relatives got word that his World War II bomber had been found a wave of exhilaration mixed with grief washed over them. Although relatives who never met Kelly had pieced much of his life story together over the years, they never knew what happened when his plane was shot down off the coast of Papua New Guinea in 1944. They got their answer recently when the group Project Recover found the B-24 bomber beneath 213 feet of water.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Bruce Rauner's office has issued a statement urging lawmakers taking up an amendatory veto on gun legislation "to consider his proposal in its entirety" _ including reinstating the death penalty. Spokeswoman Rachel Bold issued the statement after Rauner's criminal justice aide, David Risley, told The Associated Press that the Republican supports the provisions he added to the legislation and would sign each into law if sent to him separately.
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