CHICAGO (AP) - The parents of a slain Chicago police officer have settled a lawsuit filed against a Mississippi gun shop they believe was the origin of the weapon used to kill their son. Carolyn and Thomas Wortham III and Ed's Pawn Shop & Salvage Yard announced litigation between the parties was resolved. Thomas Wortham IV was killed May 19, 2010 as he tried to stop four men from stealing his motorcycle.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says there was a "misunderstanding of the rules" when no Republicans were in attendance at a vote involving Barack Obama's presidential library. The Chicago Democrat says that the vote will be held again. The measure would offer $100 million to lure the Obama library to Chicago.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Efforts by the nation's corn growers to get their crops planted in key grain states continue to sputter. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says just 6 percent of this year's corn crop is in the ground. Illinois growers have planted just 5 percent. Iowa is at just 2 percent and Nebraska is at 4 percent.
OSO, Wash. (AP) - President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are mourning the loss of Frankie Knuckles. Knuckles was a Grammy-winning Chicago disc jockey known as the "Godfather of House Music." He died last month at age 59. The Obamas say that Knuckles will be dearly missed but that his spirit will remain a guiding force.
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