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Illinois: Man pleads no contest in 2010 Bay County gas station scamming case

Published August 13, 2015 by godshope1971


BAY CITY, MI — Five years after scamming money from two Bay County gas station clerks, an Illinois man has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor in exchange for the dismissal of two felonies.

Theotis A. French, 50, on Friday, July 31, appeared in Bay County District Court and pleaded no contest to one count of larceny less than $200. The charge is punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of $2,000 or three times the amount stolen, whichever is greater. ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»

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Illinois: U of Illinois mumps outbreak grows; vaccinations urged

Published August 6, 2015 by godshope1971

CHAMPAIGN, ILL. — The Illinois Department of Public Health is urging University of Illinois students to get vaccinated to help curb a growing mumps outbreak.

The department said in a news release Tuesday that 69 cases have been reported on the Urbana-Champaign campus and new infections continue to be seen. A week earlier about 50 cases were known. The department knows of 18 other cases around the state. ∞∞∞∞∞ SEE MORE ∞∞∞∞∞