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>>Obama, Quinn to Attend Funeral Of Slain Teen

(Chicago, IL)  --  First lady Michelle Obama will attend the funeral of a slain Chicago teenager this weekend.  Hadiya Pendleton was gunned down just one week after performing at the inaugural ceremonies in Washington DC.  Pendleton was taking shelter underneath a canopy during a heavy rainstorm when a man jumped a fence and opened fire.  The 15-year old ran but was shot in the back.  Governor Quinn is also attending the funeral on Saturday.

>>Quinn Defends Minimum Wage Hike Proposal

(Chicago, IL)  --  Governor Quinn is defending his proposal to boost minimum wage.  He says giving low-income workers a modest raise over four years will boost the state's economy and create jobs.  Quinn wants the minimum wage to be raised to ten bucks an hour within the next four years.  Business leaders and GOP lawmakers say that will hurt the Illinois economy and put people out of work.

>>Inmates Transferred Out Of Menard

(Chester, IL)  --  More than a dozen inmates from Menard Prison have been transferred to other facilities, after they allegedly injured three staff members in an attack on Tuesday.  State Senator Dave Luechtefeld says some of the inmates were transferred out of the maximum security lockup and into medium security facilities.  A spokesperson for the Department of Corrections wouldn't confirm whether the inmates were sent to medium security prisons but she says all of the inmates will be put in segregation units, away from the general population.

>>House To Hold Concealed Carry Hearings

(Springfield, IL)  --  The House is two public hearings later this month, which are designed to give gun safety advocates, gun rights supporters and members of the law enforcement community to offer their views on the issue.  The first hearing at Noon on Tuesday, February 19th at the State Capitol.  The second hearing will be at 10a.m. on Friday, February 22nd at the Bilandic Building in Chicago.  Seating at both hearings will be limited, and those who wish to attend will be required to show official state identification and pass through strict security

>>Extra DCFS Money Will Help Protect Neglected Kids

(Chicago, IL)  --  The Department of Children and family Services plans to implement programs to protect abused and neglected kids with the money it's getting from the state.  They're getting 25-million dollars to hire more people to investigate cases of child abuse and neglect.  Some of the money will also license daycare facilities, help place kids in loving adoptive homes, and kick off recruiting efforts for foster care.  DCFS Spokesman Dave Clarkin says the goal of that campaign is to recruit more people who are willing to take in multiple kids.  That way can stay together

>>Dead Lottery Winner Changed Finances To Benefit His Wife

(Chicago, IL)  --  The Chicago lottery winner who died less than a month after claiming his winnings, reportedly changed his financial records so his wife would receive his share of profits from his business.  The "Chicago Tribune" reports Urooj Khan finalized the transaction with his business partner before he won a million bucks on a scratch-off ticket.  That means his wife now owns half of the dry cleaning business and the real estate associated with it.  His estate was reportedly worth about two million dollars but because of the financial changes, his heirs will only split about 680-thousand.  Khan was killed by a lethal dosage of cyanide last July, about a month after he made the changes.  

>>Victim Identified In ADM Death

(Decatur, IL)  --  The man who died at the Archer Daniels Midland plant in Decatur on Wednesday died of blunt force trauma and "compressional asphyxia of the chest,".  Michael Cordray was cleaning the interior of a tank when his scaffold collapsed.  Cordray fell and landed in a confined space.  His chest landed on a metal beam.  Cordray was an employee of Bodine Services. 

Nicole Wilson/lr IL) STL) MO) SCC)

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