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News Headlines – June 12, 2018

Last Updated on June 12th, 2018

Written by Paul Bomleny

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(Undated) — Here’s the latest news: Illinois’ Republican congressmen don’t want President Trump to let former Governor Rod Blagojevch out of prison early. Bloomington Police are not guessing at a motive for a shooting that left two people dead, and two others wounded. Chicago’s mayor says tiny houses could have a big impact on the city’s homeless. Moline High School’s principal says students did the right thing when they said something about a student with a pellet gun at school yesterday.

>>Illinois Republican Congressmen Write Trump To Oppose Blagojevich Clemency

(Washington, DC) — Illinois’ Republican congressmen don’t want to see Rod Blagojevich released from prison early. The state’s seven Republicans yesterday all signed a letter to President Trump formally opposing any clemency for the former Illinois governor. Congressman Darin LaHood, who helped write the letter, said yesterday that releasing Blagojevich early would send a terrible message to prosecutors who are looking to fight public corruption. LaHood says Blagojevich has never accepted his guilt or showed any remorse for his crimes.

>>No Motive Yet In Bloomington Shooting That Killed Two

(Bloomington, IL) — Bloomington Police are still not saying what they think led to a shooting that left two people dead and two others wounded. McLean County’s coroner yesterday identified the victims as 20-year-old Taneshiea Brown and 18-year-old Steven Alexander Jr. as the two who died. Police are not identifying the two who were wounded. There’s also no word on suspects or a motive.

>>Chicago’s Mayor Looks At Tiny Homes As Homeless Solution

(Chicago, IL) — Chicago may be the next big city to embrace tiny homes. Mayor Rahm Emanuel last week suggested that the same kind of small homes that are in Los Angeles and Seattle might work for Chicago’s most vulnerable. Emanuel says he thinks Chicago can invest about two million-dollars on tiny homes, and he hopes to create new fees or taxes on places like Airbnb to pay for them.

>>Student With Pellet Gun Sends Moline High School Into Lockdown

(Moline, IL) — Moline High School’s principal says students did the right thing when they told teachers about a student who had a pellet gun at school. Principal Dan McGuire says students saw a picture of the pellet gun online yesterday, and went straight to school officials. McGuire says he placed the school on lockdown about 12:40 yesterday afternoon, but students stayed in class. Police say they ‘got’ the student and the gun yesterday, but they’re not releasing the student’s name.

>>Woodford County Teen Found Safe And Sound

(Eureka, IL) — A missing Woodford County teen is back home, safe and sound. The Woodford County Sheriff’s office yesterday posted on Facebook that 16-year-old Nicole Keller has been found and returned home. The sheriff’s office is not saying where Keller went, or who found her. Keller was last seen Friday morning.