Thursday Headlines from Land of Lincoln
CHICAGO (AP) — David Headley has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for helping plan the deadly terrorist attack in Mumbai, India, in 2008. Headley was sentenced today at a federal courthouse in Chicago where security was tight. A Tennessee woman wounded in the attack that killed 160 people described being shot and how the violence still haunts her.
CHICAGO (AP) — University of Illinois trustees have voted to raise tuition for students from Illinois starting classes in the fall. Undergraduate tuition at the Urbana-Champaign campus will increase by nearly $200 to almost $12,000 a year. The tuition increases won’t affect current students. Housing costs are going up, too.
DIXON, Ill. (AP) — U.S. Marshals estimate Dixon will only recoup about a fifth of what former Comptroller Rita Crundwell stole from the city. Authorities say they’re almost finished liquidating her assets and counter-offers are still being accepted for her Dixon home. Crundwell has pleaded guilty to charges that she stole $53 million.
QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — A male eagle that spent a month at the Raptor Rehabilitation Center in Quincy has been set free along the Mississippi River. The bird was found dazed along a Missouri road last month and his injured wings have been repaired.