MARION, Ill. (AP) - County officials in southern Illinois will be letting voters decide whether it'll join a movement by several other counties in the state to become a gun sanctuary county. Jim Marlo is a chairman for the Williamson County Board of Commissioners. He tells The Southern Illinoisan that the board has voted to let residents have input on the resolution to become a sanctuary for gun owners, a reference to so-called sanctuary cities that don't cooperate with aspects of federal immigration enforcement.
CHICAGO (AP) - A raffle that has become popular with some Illinois veterans' organizations is spreading to numerous Chicago-area bars with some jackpots climbing to seven figures. The Chicago Tribune reports that bars on the city's south side area are drawing big crowds while hosting Queen of Hearts raffles for neighboring Catholic schools. Some games have run into legal trouble because many small towns didn't write ordinances or issue licenses.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation's unusual ownership of a black dress once belonging to movie star Marilyn Monroe is ending as it sold over the weekend for $50,000. The dress was put up for auction in Las Vegas. The money will help repay $10 million the foundation owes on a 2007 loan for buying a collection that included the Monroe items and others purportedly belonging to Lincoln
ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. (AP) - A Texas man's defense attorney says he's eager to face trial on charges that he killed his wife 45 years ago in a staged car crash in suburban Chicago. Jury selection is scheduled to start Monday in the trial of 76-year-old Donnie Rudd on first-degree murder charges for the 1973 death of Noreen Kumeta Rudd. Donnie Rudd wasn't charged until late 2015 when he was living in Sugar Land, Texas.
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