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News Headlines – October 9, 2017

Last Updated on October 8th, 2017

Written by Paul Bomleny

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(Undated) — Here is the latest news: Governor Rauner is doubtful the state has enough money to help pay for road projects related to the planned Obama Presidential Center in Chicago. No one is in custody following a deadly shooting in Rockford. A new trial date is set for a Decatur man accused of murdering his baby.

Rauner Doubts State Can Help Pay For Obama Center Road Projects

(Aurora, IL) — Governor Rauner is doubtful the state has enough money to help pay for road projects related to the planned Obama Presidential Center in Chicago. Speaking in Aurora yesterday, Rauner said Illinois faces deep financial constraints despite lawmakers approving a budget and tax hike. Senate President John Cullerton and House Speaker Michael Madigan could ask the state for more than 100-million-dollars.

Man Killed In Rockford Shooting

(Rockford, IL) — No one is in custody following a deadly shooting in Rockford. Police say a man was shot yesterday at point-blank range in the 300 block of Cole Avenue. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. His identity hasn’t been released.

Trial Date Pushed Back For Decatur Man Charged With Murdering Baby

(Decatur, IL) — A new trial date is set for a Decatur man accused of murdering his baby. Duan Lewis was set to be tried in Macon County Court later this month in the death of five-month-old Daniya Lewis. The date was pushed back to December 4th yesterday. Police say the child died in March after suffering injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome.

Authorities ID Man Killed In Springfield Shooting

(Springfield, IL) — Authorities are identifying the man killed this week in a Springfield shooting. The Sangamon County Coroner’s Office says Steven Suber was found shot early Wednesday in the eleven-hundred block of Oakdale Drive. He died later at the hospital. The gunman remains on the loose.

Protesters Rally Against Conservative Speaker At U Of I

(Urbana, IL) — Protesters at the University of Illinois don’t want Charlie Kirk on campus. A group of students held a rally last night to protest a speech by the conservative speaker. Kirk is the founder of the national conservative student organization Turning Point USA. He discussed socialism at the event held at the Illini Union.