MOLINE, Ill. (AP) - Harnesses and other safety equipment are being credited with saving the lives of two men who were stranded in a bucket lift 120 feet in the air in northwestern Illinois. Moline Fire Department spokesman Jim Versluis says that without the training and safety gear the men would have fallen to the ground Thursday. Officials say the workers were preparing to caulk a church tower when the machine's hydraulics failed.
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) - A Wisconsin couple is suing the woman charged in the death of their baby and the caregiver screening website they used to hire her. Nathan and Reggan Koopmeiners say Care.com didn't perform the background check they paid for when they hired Sarah Humm in 2012. The lawsuit says Gumm was under the influence of alcohol when she caused 3-month-old Rylan Koopmeiners' death at her home in Waukegan, Illinois.
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) - An Illinois man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a southern Wisconsin crash that killed two motorcyclists. Twenty-four-year-old Sambath Pal of Park City entered the plea yesterday. Authorities say Pal was driving an SUV near Janesville, Wisconsin, last April that crossed the center line on Highway 14 and struck two motorcycles, killing 24-year-old Mitchell Vance and 18-year-old Devin Julius.
FRANKLIN GROVE, Ill. (AP) - Vintage farm equipment will be on display this weekend in northern Illinois. The Living History Antique Equipment Association is staging the 25-acre exhibition of old-fashioned farm equipment in Franklin Grove. Organizers say nearly 400 pieces of machinery will be on display.
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