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▪ Days after being charged with murder for a stabbing near Belleville, 19-year-old Damon Stidimire was found hanged in jail. The sheriff’s department is investigating Stidimire’s death, along with the Illinois Department of Corrections, which is standard procedure.
▪ Insurers for Freeburg School District 70 are denying coverage in a lawsuit arising from alleged sexual abuse of a student by former superintendent Rob Hawkins. The district’s insurers have already paid more than $5.6 million to settle four other lawsuits. The fifth case is pending.
▪ A hospice employee pulled over on her way home from work and helped free a 14-year-old passenger trapped in a car that ran off the road.