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Illinois mom was arrested after police say she was stopped while driving with her daughters in an inflatable pool on top of the car

An Illinois mom was arrested after local police received a report that she was driving with two children on top of the car in an inflatable pool.
The parking garage outside Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.

A woman mysteriously fell 7 stories to her death from a parking garage, but her phone was recording the whole time, and it’s helping police crac...

The police in St. Louis arrested Bradley Jenkins, 30, early Sunday morning in connection with the death of his wife, Allissa Martin, 27.
Flamingos stand in their enclosure in the rain at the Dresden Zoo.

An Illinois zoo had to euthanize a flamingo after a child threw a rock at it

The rock ended up breaking the flamingo's leg in what the zoo's director called "a truly unfortunate accident."
Decatur batter Myshaun Dozier, 16.

A 16-year-old boy born without arms who calls himself ‘a little shrub’ is going viral for the way he plays baseball

Myshaun Dozier, a 16-year-old from Decatur in Illinois, said it's the "coolest thing" to know his story has been told to millions of people.
Jaylon McKenzie was a rising football star who had played for the NFL's 8th Grade All-American Game in Canton, Ohio, in August.

14-year-old star football player with NFL ambitions shot and killed at party

McKenzie dreamed of playing for the NFL. On Saturday, the boy from Illinois was shot dead.
Students at Homewood Flossmore High School staged a walkout on Tuesday, in protest of a viral video showing several of their white classmates wearing blackface.

1,000 Chicago-area students walked out of school after several white classmates wore blackface in a video

The video shows the boys, with their faces blackened, laughing and shouting as they drive up to a fast-food restaurant.
Authorities said fumes from a chemical spill in Beach Park, Illinois, were confined to roughly a one-mile radius.

Dozens of people, including firefighters and police officers, are in hospital after a chemical spill in Beach Park, Illinois

Authorities said the incident began early in the morning, after a tractor leaked containers of anhydrous ammonia onto the road.
Officer Roger Gemoules

This Illinois police officer stopped a man with expired plates. Instead of giving him a ticket, he drove him to his job interview.

Illinois officer Roger Gemoules is being praised for helping Ka'Shawn Baldwin make it to a job interview, after he pulled him over for expired plates.
Mark Lee Pierce and Jessica Woodworth

An Olive Garden waitress wrote a Facebook post about serving a baby covered in ‘black and blue’ bruises. The baby’s parents were lat...

Mark Lee Pierce, 33, and Jessica Woodwork, 36, from Pulaski, Illinois, were arrested on child abuse charges on Sunday.

A GoFundMe is seeking $50,000 for victims and families after a deadly shooting in Aurora, Illinois

A gunman opened fire on his co-workers and several police officers at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday, authorities said.