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MetroSource News 04/22/2013
Illinois Summary

>>Be On The Lookout For Scams

(Chicago, IL)  --  Flooding and bombs could give scammers a reason to come knocking at your doors or calling your homes.  Attorney General Lisa Madigan says people should be on the lookout for people who'll try to convince them to donate cash for relief efforts.  She says the cases are likely to increase since the Boston Marathon, and since the extensive flood damages in Illinois.  Madigan says anyone who wants to help in either of the disasters should be sure to give to a credible organization that they trust.

>>Woman Arrested Nearly 400 Times

(Chicago, IL)  --   A Chicago woman seems to have trouble staying away from the law.  The "Sun-times" reports Shermain Miles has been arrested 396 times in the past 35 years.  Her charges range from disorderly conduct to trying to attack an alderman.  The paper reports Miles was locked up last year and is currently behind bars in Lincoln.  Miles claims she's had a renewed sense of faith since she's been incarcerated.

>>FBI: IL Teen Wanted To Be Syrian-Based Terrorist 

(Chicago, IL)  --  A teen in suburban Chicago is under arrest on terrorism-related charges.  Federal authorities say Abdella Tounisi from Aurora was arrested over the weekend when he allegedly tried to get on a plane bound for Turkey at O'Hare International.  Federal investigators allege Tounisi was planning to join a group fighting in Syria that's tied to Al-Qaeda.  Tounisi is an American citizen.

>>Monroe Co. Sinkhole Capital Of Illinois

(Monroe County, IL)  --  A new report calls Monroe County the sinkhole capital of Illinois.  In 2011, more than 13-thousand sinkholes were spotted in an area of the county known as the "Illinois Sinkhole Plain."  Geologists say the kind of sinkholes found in Illinois are formed over thousands of years unlike the rapidly-developing ones in Florida that recently gained national notoriety. 

>>Two Men Wanted For shooting Captured

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Two men wanted for a shooting in downtown St. Louis are captured in Illinois.  The pair of 23-year-olds were captured yesterday.  They were alleged to have been involved in a shooting that wounded a man's leg.  The victim is expected to survive.

>>Airport Eateries Told To Go Green

(Chicago, IL)  --  Restaurants doing business at Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports are asked to go "green."  The "Tribune" reports in honor of Earth Day today officials want those airport eateries to begin recycling their waste, use more eco-friendly materials and utilize sustainable ingredients.  The order from the Department of Aviation would make nearly 250 restaurants and concessions adhere to the policy.

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04-22-2013 00:16:18

 

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