SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois has undergone more surgery. The Highland Park Republican who is partially paralyzed from a stroke had stomach pains over the weekend and doctors removed his gallbladder. He's said to be resting comfortably.
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) - An investment trust from Pennsylvania is buying the Casino Queen in East St. Louis. Gaming and Leisure Properties is paying $140 million for the casino, hotel and RV park. If the Illinois Gaming Board approves the sale, the employee-owned Casino Queen will lease the property for about $14 million a year.
MOUNT OLIVE, Ill. (AP) - About 40 teachers in the Mount Olive school district south of Springfield are on strike. The teachers haven't been able to reach a deal with the district on pay increases and health insurance benefits. The district has about 500 students.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - Rockford Memorial Hospital will pause Tuesday to mark one year since a deadly medical helicopter crash. Three crew members were killed December 10th, 2012 when their helicopter crashed in Lee County while on the way to pick up a patient in Mendota.
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