MAYWOOD, Ill. (AP) - A man convicted of the 2013 shooting death of a Cook County sheriff's investigator in suburban Chicago has been sentenced to 65 years in prison. A Cook County judge sentenced 27-year-old Brandon Jackson on Friday after he was found guilty of murder and attempted armed robbery in January for the 2013 shooting of Cuauhtomec Estrada.
MARKHAM, Ill. (AP) - Suburban Chicago police say they've taken into custody a man who was sought after his estranged wife was shot to death and their two children were considered missing. Markham police Chief Mack Sanders says 46-year-old Lynn Washington was located Friday morning at an undisclosed location. Authorities say 27-year-old Lakisha Roby was shot to death early Wednesday. The children were found safe Thursday.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Federal and state officials are scheduled to conduct damage assessments in three Illinois counties after flooding damaged or destroyed more than 120 homes last month. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's office said Friday that teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Illinois Emergency Management Agency and U.S. Small Business Administration would start assessments Monday afternoon in Iroquois, Kankakee and Vermilion counties.
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (AP) - About 1,100 students at two suburban Chicago high schools will serve hour-long detentions for participating in this week's walkout to protest gun violence. School officials say they handed out the detentions to students at Downers Grove North and South High Schools after offering alternatives before Wednesday's walkout. School officials say students have said they consider the detentions a badge of honor.
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