The Chicago Democrat is set to visit five communities in central and southern Illinois on Monday to see damage up close.
Three designer puppies stolen last week from three different pet stores have been returned after a mysterious man dropped them off at a Petland in Lake St. Louis on Sunday.
ADM is the largest employer in Decatur, and several thousand jobs would remain there.
The 48-year-old Chicago Democrat was in federal custody as of Tuesday morning as Inmate No. 32451-016, according to Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke.
The sponsor earlier pulled the bill over concerns voiced by the National Rifle Association and pro-gun lawmakers.
The agricultural company says it expects to bring 675 new jobs to the region over the next three years. Gov. Nixon is scheduled to appear at the ceremony Tuesday.
A bill sponsored by State Rep. Mike Zalewski (D-Riverside) would impose stricter sentences for aggravated use of a weapon and gun crimes committed by felons.
It certainly isn’t because St. Louis hasn’t invited them, says St. Louis City-County Economic Development Partnership CEO Denny Coleman.
Twenty-nine-year-old Daniel J. Happ of Carpentersville was sentenced Tuesday in Kane County court. He pleaded guilty but mentally ill.
More than 2.5 million people traveled on regional routes between Chicago and the cities of St. Louis, Milwaukee and Detroit, as well as cities in southern and western Illinois.