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John Thornton DEAD: Washington Park Mayor Fatally Shot

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON PARK, Ill. — The mayor of a decaying village near St. Louis known for its strip clubs and beset by financial troubles and embezzlemen...

Belleville Plane Crash: NTSB Says Plane Crashed After Aborted Landing

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

BELLEVILLE, Ill. — An investigator says the fatal crash of a small plane in southwestern Illinois occurred while the pilot was trying for a seco...