EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A southern Illinois husband and wife have been found dead in their home. Authorities say the bodies of 68-year-old Lois Ladd and her husband, 79-year-old Michael Ladd, were found early Monday in their Edwardsville home. Police went to the home at the request of an employee of Lois Ladd, a chiropractor. Police say the Ladd's were victims of a homicide. Major Case Squad deputy commander Jeff Connors declined to provide information regarding a possible motive or other details of the crime.
CHICAGO (AP) - A five-year prison sentence has been handed a suburban Chicago financial planner who stole money set aside by a couple for their retirement years. Lovadore Bode on Tuesday told a federal court she believed her finances were in good hands with Richard Booy managing her money. The 92-year-old Bode said instead, Booy took just about everything she had. The 50-year-old Booy pleaded guilty last year to mail fraud, admitting to bilking two dozen victims out of more than $2.3 million from 2012 to 2016.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Nebraska to survey damage from flooding in the Midwest. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted that President Donald Trump requested Pence go Tuesday to the Midwest to see the damage.
FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) - Residents in northern and western Illinois continue to deal with flooding as rivers swell from melting snow and recent rains. National Weather Service readings Monday show major flooding along the Pecatonica River at Shirland and Freeport and the Rock River in the Rockford area and Moline. The Mississippi River also is at major flood stage from New Boston, Illinois, south to Burlington, Iowa.
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