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News Headlines – July 3, 2018

Last Updated on July 3rd, 2018

Written by Paul Bomleny

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(Undated) — Here’s the latest news: It looks like Illinois will have a four person race for governor. The Illinois State Police are reminding drivers that they will be watching this holiday week. Former central Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock wants a judge to freeze corruption trial. The suspect in an Easter Sunday murder in Galesburg is being held without bond.

>>Sam McCann Likely To Stay On November Ballot

(Springfield, IL) — Illinois’ other candidates for governor will likely be on the ballot in November. The Illinois Republican Party yesterday said they will not challenge Sam McCann or Kash Jackson’s campaign signatures. A Republican Party spokesman says it appears that both men have 25 thousand valid signatures. That sets-up a four way race for governor, with Bruce Rauner and J.B. Pritzker representing the Republican and Democratic parties.

>>ISP: Troopers Will Be Out In Force This Week

(Springfield, IL) — The Illinois State Police are warning drivers that they will be on the road this holiday week. State Police commanders yesterday said they are stepping-up patrols for the Fourth of July. Their warning is the same as always; slow down, buckle-up, and never drink and drive.

>>Former Congressman Schock Wants Trial Frozen

(Urbana, IL) — Former central Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock wants a judge to freeze his federal corruption trial. Schock’s lawyers filed a motion yesterday to put his trial on-hold as they work on an appeal to a judge’s refusal to dismiss the charges. Schock’s lawyers say it’d be too tough to prep for trial and work on the appeal at the same time. Schock is facing a number of charges for allegedly lying on campaign and Congressional spending reports.

>>No Bond For Suspect In Galesburg Murder

(Galesburg, IL) — The suspect in an Easter Sunday murder in Galesburg isn’t getting out of jail anytime soon. A judge yesterday ordered 28-year-old Jonathan Kelly held without bond for Jenni McGruder’s death. Prosecutors say McGruder was in the wrong place at the wrong time when she shot outside a Galesburg bar. Kelly is facing 45 years to life in prison on a host of murder and weapons charges.

>>Five Million-Dollar Bond For Quincy Murder Suspect

(Quincy, IL) — The suspect in a western Illinois baby’s death is looking at a five million-dollar bond. Travis Wiley appeared in Adams County court for the first time yesterday in connection to the January death of a two-month-old girl. Prosecutors are not identifying the little girl or how she is connected to Wiley. Authorities say the baby was shaken to death.