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News Headlines – January 9, 2018

Last Updated on January 8th, 2018

Written by Paul Bomleny

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Here’s the latest news: It’s official, 2017 was Illinois’ sixth warmest year. One person is dead and another is in jail after a stabbing in southern Illinois. Governor Rauner says he learned some things while staying at the Quincy veterans home.

>>Report: 2017 Was Illinois’ Sixth Warmest Year

(Chicago, IL) — Scientists say 2017 was one for the record books in Illinois. The Prairie State Research Institute last week said that 2017 was Illinois’ sixth warmest year ever. Researchers say temperatures were ten degrees above normal. The hottest days of the year came in September, and the late winter of 2017 was unseasonably warm as well.

>>One Dead, One In Custody In Southern Illinois Stabbing

(Chester, IL) — One person is dead and another is in custody after a stabbing in southern Illinois. The Randolph County Sheriff’s office says 36-year-old Adam Sesto went to the Red Bud Regional Hospital on Saturday night, but later died. Deputies say they have someone in custody, but they are not releasing that person’s name. Investigators are also silent about a possible motive or any information about whether Sesto knew the person who stabbed him.

>>Governor Says Quincy Vets Home Stay Taught Him Lessons

(Springfield, IL) — Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says he has a better understanding for what Illinois’ veterans are dealing with. The governor on Friday said that he learned a few things while staying at the state’s veterans home in Quincy. The governor spent a few nights in the home which is still dealing with a Legionnaires outbreak, he says he spoke with doctors, nurses, and even the cleaning crews at the home.

>>University Of Illinois To Propose Another Tuition Freeze

(Urbana, IL) — The University of Illinois is, once again, looking to freeze tuition for Illinois students. U of I President Tim Killeen says he’ll ask university trustees later this month to hold the line on in-state tuition for the fourth straight year. But just because tuition is staying flat, doesn’t mean the cost to attend is staying still. Killeen says fees at all three U of I campuses will increase next year.