Effort Underway To Locate, Preserve Illinois WWI Memorials

MATTOON, Ill. (AP) — Efforts are underway to locate and restore outdoor World War I memorials and monuments across Illinois. The nonprofit organization Landmarks Illinois is offering matching grants to residents, organizations and government agencies interested in preserving WWI monuments, the Mattoon Journal-Gazette reported. The group also is working to find and record the location…

Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty For Former School Principal In Pregnant Girlfriend’s Murder

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) — Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for a former St. Louis middle school principal accused of hiring a friend to kill his pregnant girlfriend. The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office filed papers on Thursday seeking the death penalty against both 34-year-old Cornelius Green and the alleged hitman, Phillip Cutler. Jocelyn Peters…