CHICAGO (AP) - Police in Chicago say an off-duty officer on his way home from work shot and killed a man while trying to stop a suspected break in. Authorities say the officer was in uniform and he drew his weapon when he saw the suspect holding a dark object. The man was pronounced dead at the scene and the incident is under investigation.
CHICAGO (AP) - Coal exports from Illinois have risen significantly in recent years. The state Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity says about 12 million tons were exported in 2013. That's down slightly from the 13 million tons exported in 2012, but far more than the 5.5 million tons exported in 2011 and 2.5 million tons in 2010.
ST. CHARLES, Ill. (AP) - A 22-year-old man has pleaded guilty to making bomb threats against court facilities in Kane County last September. Prosecutors say Akiel W. Davis of Carpentersville called 911 and falsely said four bombs were hidden at the Kane County Judicial Center. He has been sentenced to eight years in prison.
CHICAGO (AP) - "Star Wars" creator George Lucas has chosen architects from Beijing and Chicago to design his new museum of art and movie memorabilia to be built along Chicago's lakefront. The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art says Beijing-based MAD Architects will be the principal designer, while Chicago's Studio Gang will design the landscape and a bridge to a nature area.
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