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The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein after an Italian model-actress alleged that he raped her at her hotel in 2013.

As NPR's Mandalit Del Barco reports, "A spokesman for the LAPD says the department is interviewing a 'potential victim' of sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein in 2013."

The allegations of sexual assault are the first reported in Los Angeles. Police in New York and London are investigating allegations that Weinstein sexually assaulted five women in those cities.

Another toddler has reportedly been crushed to death by an unsecured Ikea dresser, after the furniture giant recalled millions of chests and dressers over the risk of deadly tip-over accidents.

Jozef Dudek, 2, died in May, according to lawyers for his family, when he was crushed by an Ikea Malm dresser in his parents' room after he was put down for a nap.

Exposure to polluted air, water and soil caused nine million premature deaths in 2015, according to a report published Thursday in The Lancet.

The causes of death vary — cancer, lung disease, heart disease. The report links them to pollution, drawing upon previous studies that show how pollution is tied to a wider range of diseases than previously thought.

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SIU-Carbondale Chancellor Carlo Montemagno presented his academic reorganization plan Thursday to the university's faculty.

The Brookport Betterment Committee is giving a second chance to one of the southern Illinois city’s historic buildings.

Someone has been posting flyers promoting a white-supremacist group across the Northern Illinois University campus, Acting President Lisa Freeman informed the community by email Tuesday.

She said the flyers are being removed as they are discovered because they violate the NIU posting policy.

“Hatred is not something that aligns with the principles of NIU,” Freeman wrote.

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A suspect has been arrested for an armed robbery last week at the Circle K convenience store in Carbondale.

The Carbondale Police Department says 43-year-old Arthur Eckles, Jr. of Calumet City was arrested and taken to the Jackson County Jail, where his bond is set at 500-thousand dollars.

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A southern Illinois woman avoids jail time for resisting a peace officer earlier this year.

The Jackson County State's Attorney's office says 29-year-old Lauren Stoelzle of Herrin was sentenced to serve 12 months' probation and perform 100 hours of public service work. She was found guilty in a bench trial.

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SIU President Randy Dunn says there are challenges ahead – but he has big plans for the system.

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Doctors and nurses at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale conducted a drill in dealing with babies and mothers in distress.

Tuesday's mock scenario - in collaboration with St. Louis Children's Hospital - involved a baby with an abdominal wall defect in which the intestines are outside the body.

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says the state's proposal for Amazon's second headquarters is strong.

States still have a few days to submit their bids so Governor Rauner says he doesn't want to give too much away about Illinois and Chicago's proposal. He says this will be a lengthy process.

Newly-released campaign finance reports show it’ll take a lot of money to be the next governor of Illinois.
 

Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar dropped out of the governor’s race last week because he couldn’t raise enough money.

The state of Illinois has taken another step toward improving its financial situation — selling bonds to help pay down the backlog of overdue bills.

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