BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon has met with residents and government leaders to discuss the future of Scott Air Force Base. It's two more years before a decision has to be made on keeping the facility open. Simon is planning other meetings near other Illinois military bases.
CHICAGO (AP) - An Apollo 13 astronaut will be on hand for a Chicago ceremony paying tribute to the 10th anniversary of the space shuttle Columbia disaster. Capt. James Lovell Jr. will help dedicate a memorial garden. Seven astronauts were lost when the shuttle disintegrated on Feb. 1 a decade ago.
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) - A Deerfield man is appealing the 47-year prison term he received for killing his girlfriend's mother with a baseball bat. Daniel Baker was sentenced last month in the death of 50-year-old Marina Aksman of Vernon Hills. His attorney says he'll take the case to the Illinois State Appellate Court.
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Teachers Union is calling it a march for education justice. Teachers are marching for three days around the city starting today to protest Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to close dozens of schools. The route of the march includes several schools slated for closure.
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