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News Headlines – April 9, 2018

Last Updated on April 9th, 2018

Written by Paul Bomleny

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(Undated) — Here’s the latest news: Illinois lawmakers return to the State Capitol this week for their final run toward a state budget. The state will release a new count of people sickened by synthetic marijuana later today. Peoria Police say a Bradley University student is one of three people shot and killed in a violent weekend there. Millikin University is about to upgrade its baseball field.

>>Illinois Lawmakers Return To Capitol This Week

(Springfield, IL) — The push toward a state budget begins in Springfield this week. Illinois lawmakers are due back at the Capitol today to finish their work for the spring session. In addition to gun control and talk of property tax freezes, lawmakers will have to decide on a state budget. But it remains to be seen what that budget will look like.

>>IDPH To Update Fake Pot List Today

(Springfield, IL) — The number of people who’ve gotten sick from smoking synthetic marijuana is expected to grow. The Illinois Department of Public Health should update its fake pot victim count by 1:30 this afternoon. As of Friday, the IDPH said 95 people had gotten sick from using synthetic marijuana. Most of those cases, 51, are from Peoria or Tazewell counties.

>>Three Dead After Violent Weekend In Peoria

(Peoria, IL) — Peoria Police are looking for answers after a violent weekend in that city. Police say three people, including a Bradley University student, died in shootings late Saturday night and early yesterday morning. Investigators say it appears that 18-year-old Nasjay Murry was at a party near campus when shots rang out. She was hit and died, another Bradley student was wounded but was taken to a local hospital.

>>Springfield Police Look For Shooting Suspects

(Springfield, IL) — Springfield Police are trying to sort-out how a fight over shoes ended with a shooting. Police say it happened yesterday morning on the city’s east side. Neighbors say two cars full of people were arguing, then someone pulled a gun and started shooting. Police say they’ve spoken with four people, but are not calling any of them suspects.

>>Five Million-Dollars In Gifts To Rehab Millikin Baseball Field

(Decatur, IL) — Millikin University’s baseball team will be showing off some new digs next spring. The school in Decatur last week announced five million-dollars in gifts, mainly from Gary Workman and his family, to be spent on a new baseball field. The plan is to update the baseball diamond to an all weather field, add new stadium seats, a new clubhouse, and new dugouts.