EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) - Two Illinois teachers are on paid leave as authorities investigate allegations that one forced preschool children to stand naked in a closet with the door open as punishment for misbehaving. The teachers are with a Head Start program operated by Southern Illinois University in East St. Louis. KMOV-TV reports that police allege one teacher inappropriately disciplined the students, while the other witnessed the incidents but didn't report them. Police say a supervisor alerted police last week.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - A grand jury has indicted an Illinois man in the fatal shooting of a sheriff's deputy who was trying to serve an arrest warrant at a hotel. Prosecutors say Floyd E. Brown was indicted Tuesday on murder and weapons charges in the death of 35-year-old McHenry County Sheriff's Deputy Jacob Keltner. Brown is due in federal court Wednesday for his arraignment.
CHICAGO (AP) - Attorneys who have represented clergy abuse victims across the United States say they are releasing a report that lists the names of every Catholic priest and lay person in Illinois who has been publicly accused of sexual misconduct. On Wednesday, the attorneys say they will release a 185-page report that includes background information and work histories of 395 priests and lay people accused in the state's six dioceses. It is not clear how much of the information will be new.
CHICAGO (AP) - Former Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman says he has a fear of water, but it won't stop him from building a boat and rowing across Lake Michigan for childhood cancer research. Tillman told the Chicago Tribune he has never built anything before, nor does he have experience as a rower. But he says he likes the craziness of building a 22-foot-long, 5-foot-wide boat, jumping into it with the hopes it floats. His plan is to row from St. Joseph, Michigan to Chicago in August.
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