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BOWMANVILLE, Ont. (AP) - The president of two Peoria automobile dealerships is dead after he lost control of his race car and crashed during a race at a track in Canada. Durham Regional Police say the crash happened during a Formula 5000 race at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ont., on Saturday afternoon.

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) - An old library in a Chicago suburb could be turned into a distillation plant and tasting room for hand-crafted alcohol. The Naperville Sun reports that Derek Krauss and Joe Rehbein detailed their plan for the Nichols Library building to the Naperville Liquor Commission. The 120-year-old building in downtown Naperville was named a city landmark last year.

CHICAGO (AP) - The remains of a soldier who left Chicago to fight in the Korean War have come home to be buried in the nation's most sacred cemetery. The family of Army Major Stephen Uurtamo of Chicago will attend a military funeral on Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery. Uurtamo was captured by the North Koreans in late 1950 and died about a month later while he was a prisoner of war. He was buried with other soldiers and for decades it was unknown where his remains were.

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago is in for a dangerously hot day. The Chicago Tribune reports that the temperatures will be well north of the 90-degree mark on Sunday and if the climbs as high as 97 degrees as expected it would make this the hottest June 17 on record.

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