4 shot to death in Chicago suburb of Elmhurst
ELMHURST, Ill. (AP) - The DuPage County coroner says a suburban Chicago man shot and killed his wife and two adult children before committing suicide.
Coroner Richard Jorgensen told the Chicago Sun-Times on Sunday that 82-year-old Francis Stack shot his wife, 82-year-old Joan Stack, and their children, 57-year-old Mary Stack and 48-year-old Francis Stack Jr.
The coroner said Francis Stack then shot himself.
Police found the four bodies in the family's Elmhurst home on Saturday evening while doing a well-being check. Elmhurst police said in a statement that officers found the victims "with visible gunshot wounds." Police recovered a weapon at the scene.
Sunday afternoon four white crosses with the victims' names and flowers were set outside the home. Neighbors described the Stacks as loving parents.
MCLEAN COUNTY DEATH
McLean County man found dead on roadside
LEROY, Ill. (AP) - A McLean County man has been found dead in rural central Illinois.
McLean County Coroner Beth Kimmerling says the 26-year-old man was found on the side of a road in rural LeRoy early on Sunday. He was taken to a Bloomington hospital where emergency department workers pronounced him dead.
Kimmerling says the man's identity wasn't immediately being released pending the notification of his family.
An autopsy is planned on Monday. Anyone with information is asked to contact the McLean County sheriff's office.
BABY FOUND-TRASH BIN
Newborn baby found alive inside Illinois trash bin
JACKSONVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Police say a newborn baby found alive inside a trash bin in the central Illinois community of Jacksonville is in good condition.
Lt. Chris Johnson of the Jacksonville Police Department says authorities are still searching for the mother of the infant. The baby was apparently placed in the trash bin Saturday morning, less than 12 hours after it was born.
Johnson says police aren't releasing the gender of the baby or exactly where it was found.
The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports that an employee taking out garbage heard a noise coming from inside the trash bin and discovered the unclothed baby inside.
Police say it's fortunate that the baby was found early in the morning before temperatures inside the bin climbed high enough to cause heat-related injuries.
ILLINOIS GOVERNOR-MINIMUM WAGE
Quinn to live on minimum wage for week
CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is hoping to show first-hand what it's like to live on the state's minimum wage of $8.25 an hour.
Quinn has made raising Illinois' minimum wage a cornerstone of his re-election campaign against Republican challenger Bruce Rauner. On Sunday the governor announced at a campaign event that he would limit his spending on food and other expenses for the next week to $79.
That's how much money he says someone working full time for minimum wage has to spend after housing, transportation and taxes.
Rauner has said that he's open to raising the minimum wage if it is tied to business reforms so small businesses can absorb the added labor costs.
Quinn first announced in late July that he planned take the minimum wage challenge.
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