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A federal judge sided with an independent candidate for Congress in Illinois who wants to be on the November ballot despite failing to meet the signature threshold required by law.

U.S. District Court Judge Sue Myerscough granted a request Thursday from David Gill to block Illinois election officials from enforcing the state's signature requirements.

Gill wants to run for the 13th District seat currently held by Republican Rep. Rodney Davis.

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Police recovered a missing car in connection with the case of a Sycamore double murder.


Chicago police found the Chevy Impala near Lincoln Park Zoo this week.


The car was taken from the home of Patricia and Robert Wilson. The mother and son were found dead Aug. 15 in rural Sycamore. The two appeared to have died from blunt force trauma.


Police say the car may have been parked near the zoo for several days. It was returned to DeKalb County.


Potential evidence has been sent to the State Crime Lab.


OSF Opens Emergency Health Center In Streator

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OSF opened a new Streator Emergency Center at 111 Spring Street.

The freestanding emergency center will be staffed 24/7. It’s equipped with imaging tools like a CT scanner and MRI machine.

Last year, officials announced St. Mary’s Hospital in Streator would close and be sold to OSF.

That left a gap of time in which residents were concerned they would not have access to emergency services.

Aurora Mayor To Step Down, Cites Health Concerns

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Aurora's mayor will step down before his term ends.

Tom Weisner says he'll leave office at the end of October.

He issued a statement citing lingering health concerns.

"I have made this decision based on my sense that I cannot continue much longer to serve our city at the same level I worked to maintain over the past 11+ years," Weisner said. 

Weisner has been battling cancer during his time in office.

Coroner's Office Still Stumped By Body Found In Trash Can

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The Winnebago County Coroner’s Office still doesn’t know the gender or cause of death for a body found in a garbage can on Market Street last month.

Bill Hintz is the office’s Deputy Coroner. He says several efforts are working to get more information on the decomposed body.  

“It’s going to be definitely challenging with the condition of the person. But we are hoping – with the technology the way it is these does -- we’re hoping that toxicology might help a little bit," Hintz said.