Authorities say the boy’s mother, grandmother and aunt planned the ruse to scare him because they believed he was too nice to people.
Other ideas, like police officers in every school, deemed too costly.
As the presidential election focuses on President Barack Obama’s national health care overhaul, Illinois has been inching toward implementing the law.
A community walk through Joplin’s tornado-ravaged neighborhoods will mark the one-year anniversary of the deadly May 22 tornado.
The governor says he sticks by his framework for a scaled-down gambling expansion plan that calls for five new casinos, but does not allow slot machines at race tracks.
Officials said the work should be completed by next summer.
“like everyone, we are tightening our belts during this challenging economic period by taking prudent, proactive steps to efficiently and effectively manage our costs.”
Corps could face sharp criticism from those unhappy with management strategy in 2011.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the emergency landing in southern Illinois of a small airplane piloted by a Missouri man.