ROMEOVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Winter is about to deliver another punch in northern Illinois. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning starting at 10 o'clock Tuesday night. Some places could have more than a half-foot of new snow by mid-day Wednesday.
URBANA, Ill. (AP) - University of Illinois graduate Mike Hopkins is back on Earth after six months in orbit. Hopkins and two Russian astronauts landed safely in Kazakhstan late Monday. They spent 166 days on the International Space Station.
CHICAGO (AP) - One of three suburban Chicago residents accused of taking part in a $7 million shoplifting spree across the country can go free until her trial. A federal judge made the decision a day after he ordered Julia Bogdanov's parents to remain locked up because of the possibility they might flee. All three were arrested last week in Northbrook.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say they ticketed more than 270 people last week during the Unofficial St. Patrick's Day Celebration in Champaign. Most of the citations were for underage drinking or having alcohol in public. About 30 people were taken to the hospital during the annual event that draws thousands of people.
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