A deadly outbreak of Legionnaire's disease has been traced to contamination at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in downtown Chicago. So far, there have been eight reported cases of the disease. Two of the victims have died.
Last summer, a man from East Peoria ran into a motorcycle with his car, killing the rider of the motorcycle. The driver of the car was found to have marijuana in his system at the time of the accident. A judge recently sentenced the man to four years probation for the incident. The driver will have to serve 180 days in jail after completing an intense private drug treatment program that lasts for one year. The judge explained his decision by citing the driver's diagnosis for hypoglycemia, which may have played a role in the reason why the man lost control of his car and crashed into the motorcyclist. The driver's defense attorney argued that his client had low blood sugar, leading to an apparent blackout.