News Headlines – November 14, 2017

Last Updated on November 13th, 2017

Written by Paul Bomleny

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(Undated) — Here’s the latest news: The fifth suspect in the Wheaton College hazing scandal is due to be arraigned today. Local leaders in Normal are being asked to give-up tax money to land an agriculture manufacturing plant. There is a new statue in one western Illinois town honoring women veterans. The governor and first lady want to send Illinois service members plenty of holiday cards this year.

>>Final Wheaton College Player To be Arraigned On Hazing Charges

(Wheaton, IL) — The last of the five Wheaton College football players charged with hazing is expected to enter a not guilty plea later today. Prosecutors are moving ahead with the case against the five who they say injured another player during a hazing event last year. The four other defendants have all already entered not guilty pleas.

>>Ag Manufacturer Wants Tax Breaks To Locate In Normal

(Normal, IL) — Local leaders in Normal are once again being asked to give-up tax dollars to land a new business. Brandt Industries late last week said it wants to open a new manufacturing hub just north of the town. There’s a promise of anywhere between 300 and 500 jobs. But in order to land the manufacturing center, the local schools and local governments are being asked to give-up nine years worth of property taxes. That’d cost Normal schools almost a million dollars over the life of the deal.

>>Charges Coming For Man With 100-Grand Of Pot In Luggage

(Galesburg, IL) — Prosecutors in Knox County are looking at drug charges against the man they say had 100 thousand-dollars worth of marijuana in his luggage. A Knox County deputy arrested 59-year-old Sing Sengon last week after he got off the Amtrak train in Galesburg with a stash of drugs. Sengon boarded the train in California, investigators say he had just under 23 pounds of pot in his luggage when he was arrested.

>>Aledo Unveils Statue For Women Vets

(Aledo, IL) — There is something a little bit different about the soldier atop the newest memorial in western Illinois. The solider on Aledo’s new monument is a woman. Locals vets turned out on Saturday to honor female veterans from Aledo, and across the state. The new statue stands proudly in Armed Forces Memorial Park in Aledo.

>>Illinois Governor, First Lady Want Holiday Cards For Troops

(Springfield, IL) — Illinois’ governor and first lady are trying to brighten the holiday for some Illinois service members. Governor Bruce Rauner and his wife Diana yesterday announced a holiday card drive for the troops. The state’s first couple says anyone can send a card and they’ll make sure that it gets to a solider serving across the globe. If you want to send a card, send it to the USO Cards for Heroes in Chicago by November 20th.