PONTIAC, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say a pedestrian died in central Illinois after being struck by an Amtrak train. Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari says the incident happened Sunday evening in Pontiac when the train from Chicago hit a trespasser who was on the tracks. None of the 233 passengers on board the train were injured.
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) - Illinois State Police say two people are accused of drunken driving after a car rear-ended a trooper's cruiser during a southwestern Illinois traffic stop. No one was seriously injured following Saturday morning's accident along Interstate 64 in East St. Louis. Authorities say the trooper was completing paperwork in his patrol car with a drunken-driving suspect in the back seat when an SUV hit the trooper's car from behind.
QUINCY, Ill. (AP) - A bald eagle that was found injured in a west-central Illinois trap last month is free again. The eagle named General was released Sunday after being nursed back to health at the Raptor Rehabilitation Center in Quincy. The eagle was found caught in a trap designed for another kind of animal.
CHICAGO (AP) - A Chicago police officer has been released from the hospital after he was hit in the face by a ricocheting bullet. Officials say the 34-year-old officer was released from Northwestern Memorial Hospital early Monday. He was struck Sunday evening while trying to execute a search warrant on the city's South Side.
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