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  • Investigators look at the wreckage of a small passenger plane which crashed early Saturday in Clearwater, Fla. Jeffrey Bronken, 53, of Round Lake was killed in the crash and Katherine Bronken, 15, and Keyana Linbo,15, were injured injured. According to the Clearwater Police Department, the aircraft came to a rest on the median of a six-lane street.

      Investigators look at the wreckage of a small passenger plane which crashed early Saturday in Clearwater, Fla. Jeffrey Bronken, 53, of Round Lake was killed in the crash and Katherine Bronken, 15, and Keyana Linbo,15, were injured injured. According to the Clearwater Police Department, the aircraft came to a rest on the median of a six-lane street.
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A 23-year-old Buffalo Grove man was 36-for-36 on his NCAA tournament bracket until Saturday night when Dayton beat Syracuse. No billion dollars for him.

A 19-year-old Woodstock man was charged with armed robbery, accused of stealing a woman's purse Saturday at Algonquin Commons shopping center. When word got out the man had left the scene in a Toyota Camry, an off-duty Algonquin police officer spotted the vehicle, followed it and called 911. Lake in the Hills police then apprehended the man at a gas station parking lot. The woman's purse was in the back seat, police said.

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Stevenson High School basketball star Jalen Brunson set several records in the state basketball championships in Peoria, then got even more attention over a photo that seemed to show him making an obscene gesture during the game.

Demolition of the iconic Don Roth's Blackhawk restaurant in Wheeling, which closed five years ago after a 40-year run, has begun. The village is paying up to 70 percent of the demolition cost.

A Round Lake man was killed and two 15-year-old girls were seriously injured when the small plane they were flying on a spring break trip to Florida crashed short of the airfield. The girls remained in serious but stable condition Sunday night.

With thousands of people seeking concealed carry permits now that Illinois has joined 49 other states in allowing them, there's a growing demand for time at gun ranges. But getting approval to open a range to meet that demand can be tricky.

Almost a decade after facing a discrimination lawsuit, Elgin Area School District U-46 is moving to gradually eliminate some classrooms in its elementary schools that cater only to Hispanics.

A gas station and restaurant in Wadsworth were evacuated for more than 2 hours while a tactical response team was brought in to negotiate the surrender of a man who authorities say locked himself in a bathroom stall and threw a fire cracker at responding officers.

Des Plaines is looking for an operator or buyer for the historic Des Plaines Theatre, whose current owner lacks the funds to bring it into code compliance so that it can reopen.

Elgin Area School District U-46 is overhauling its gifted program nine years after Latino and black students filed a class action discrimination lawsuit against the district for treating them differently and putting Latino students in segregated classrooms.

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