KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - An official says an American Airlines flight from Chicago was taken to a remote area at Kansas City International Airport and searched after it landed because of a bomb threat. Kansas City Aviation Department spokesman Joe McBride says someone made a comment about a bomb, but it wasn't clear if it was a passenger on Thursday's flight or if it was phoned in. The passengers and crew disembarked in a remote area of the airport and FBI agents searched the plane.
WOODSTOCK, Ill. (AP) - One person is dead after a house fire in northern Illinois. Officials say the fire began Thursday night at a home in Woodstock. The only occupant of the house was pronounced dead at the scene.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - The University of Illinois hopes to have a new president selected by January. A search committee will be appointed in May to recruit and review candidates to replace President Robert Easter, who is retiring in June 2015. The search committee will include trustees, faculty members, students, as well as representatives from UI Alumni Association and the UI Foundation.
LISLE, Ill. (AP) - A rare book of French botanical art has found a home in the Sterling Morton Library at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle. The botanical garden outside Chicago announced the acquisition Thursday. The book was published in 1836 and contains hand-colored engravings based on illustrations by Pancrace Bessa, a French natural history artist.
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