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More gun violence in Chicago

Posted by wlpo on July 19, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) – A 10-year-old Chicago girl has died after being hit in the head by a stray bullet while she was at a friend’s house for a sleepover.

Chicago police say the girl was shot Friday night in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the city’s West Side. Relatives say Shamiya Adams was at a sleepover when she was hit. She later died at a hospital.

No one has been arrested.

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Suspected rest stop murderer pleads not guilty

Posted by wlpo on July 19, 2014

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) – A man suspected of two murders including one at the Interstate 39 rest stop near Paw Paw has pleaded not guilty.

Terence Doddy has been charged with first-degree murder as part of a 15-count Winnebago County grand jury indictment. Other charges include robbery and possession of a stolen vehicle.

The 36-year-old Doddy is charged with the June 30 killing of high school friend Todd Hansmeier. He is a suspect in the July 1st killing of 44-year-old Tonya Bargman of Monticello at the southbound I-39 rest stop near Paw Paw.

Doddy was arrested July 4th after a police chase near Beloit. Police say he was driving Bargman’s car.

A public defender was appointed for Doddy, who is being held without bond.

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Tickets being handed out at Starved Rock for going into storm-damaged areas

Posted by wlpo on July 19, 2014

If you’re weekend plans include a trip to Starved Rock State Park, remember to use only the trails that are open.

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says the first phase of cleanup at the park after the June 30th storms is done. That included repairs to stairways, decks and railings.

Phase two of storm cleanup is now underway with removing dead or damaged limbs and trees along with debris piles. All interior trails remain closed including St. Louis Canyon.

Signs are up warning hikers of closed trails. Conservation Police say they issued 57 tickets last week to hikers going into restricted areas.

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Ottawa rollover sends one person to the hospital

Posted by wlpo on July 19, 2014

A crash south of Ottawa sent one man to the hospital.

According to La Salle County deputies, Saaduzzaman Syed was on a county road off Route 23, south of Ottawa Friday afternoon when he lost control. He hit a culvert and overturned. Syed was taken to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa.

No one else was hurt in the crash.

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