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Prosecutors in northern Illinois say they will appeal a judge's ruling regarding the upcoming trial of the wife of a former Fox Lake Police lieutenant who killed himself.

A Lake County judge on Monday morning upheld a previous ruling that prosecutors can't present as evidence text and emails between Charles Gliniewicz and his widow, Melodie Gliniewicz.

She was indicted after her husband committed suicide in September 2015. She has pleaded not guilty to charges including siphoning money from the village's youth policing program.

Paul Nehlen says he will run against House Speaker Paul Ryan after losing to him in the Republican primary by 68 points last year. Ryan represents Wisconsin's 1st district.

Nehlen announced his 2018 candidacy Friday in an email that doubled as a fundraising plea. Nehlen says he's running against Ryan because "Ryan has led the way to thwart President Trump's bold agenda every step of the way."

Nehlen courted Trump voters last year. His longshot candidacy garnered attention after Trump praised him and initially stopped short of endorsing Ryan. Trump endorsed Ryan days later.

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Searchers have found the body of an Illinois woman who was missing after a sport utility vehicle carrying four people crashed in Mississippi more than a week ago.

Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green says the body of 24-year-old Amber Smith of Streator, Ill., was found Wednesday at the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.

Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs says the state is reducing fees and giving more investment choices to people saving money for college in the state's 529 college savings plans.

The Chicago Tribune reports that Illinois currently offers two funds for people who work with financial planners or investment advisers on their 529 plans. The plans allow people to save money for college and avoid paying taxes on any money withdrawn to pay for college.


A federal appeals court has rejected former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's petition for a broader hearing on his request for another resentencing.

The Chicago Tribune reports that the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday denied Blagojevich's May 19 petition for a hearing before the entire court. Blagojevich made the request a month after a three-judge panel of the appeals court rejected his case.