DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) - An Illinois judge has sentenced former NBA player Keon Clark to eight years in prison after accepting Clark's guilty plea to driving under the influence and weapons charges in two separate cases. The 1998 first-round draft pick tearfully said in Edgar County Circuit Court today that he has to own up to his past.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Federal Reserve survey shows that Chicago's banking district reported modest growth during the recent 16-day partial government shutdown. The so-called beige book survey released today shows that the overall U.S. economy held steady during the shutdown and that most regional economies grew modestly.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The Quad Cities are among more than a dozen U.S. communities chosen to receive funding to increase their percentage of residents who have college degrees. The Indianapolis-based Lumina Foundation today promised up to $200,000 over a three-year period to the selected communities.
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Prosecutors have charged a 23-year-old southwestern Illinois man in the fatal stabbing of a man who had reportedly spent the last several years trying to help him. Joshua Rogers was charged today in St. Clair County with first-degree murder in the death of Richard Feldt, of Mascoutah (muh-SKOO'-tuh). Police say officers who went to Feldt's home Monday to check on his well-being found his body on the floor and Rogers relaxing on a couch nearby.
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