• Investigators now know the identity of the woman whose body was found in Janesville near the Rock River. Police say the victim is 21-year-old Britney Cross of Edgerton. She died of head trauma and her death is now officially considered to be a homicide. 28-year-old Clayton Courtney is the prime suspect in her murder. The two knew each other.
  • Officials are also trying to link Clayton Courtney to the disappearance of 75-year-old Mary Coulthard. She has been missing since Friday. Upon his arrest, Courtney bragged about killing three people. He has also been accused in the attempted murder of 28-year-old Michael Clark. Courtney remains in police custody.
  • The name of the man who was killed in a grain bin accident has been released. Rescue crews have confirmed the victim Leon Madey, a former Genoa firefighter, has died. The incident happened Monday afternoon in the 35000 block of Genoa Road. Police say a family member found the 73-year-old victim’s truck next to the bin, but couldn’t find him. Emergency crews located him inside the grain bin several hours later, but it was too late.
  • A machine shed has exploded in the Town of Beloit. No one was hurt in the incident. It happened this morning in the 4000 block of South Gesley Road. Firefighters say all of the equipment inside was destroyed. It’s not clear at this time was triggered the explosion. It caused an estimated $175,000 in damage.
  • A new Illinois program has convinced many home buyers to invest in the Stateline. The Rockford Area Realtors says 344 homes were sold in April which is up from 310 last year. It’s also the highest total in the last six months. They say the recent spike is due to the state’s Welcome Home Illinois Program, which provides up to $7,500 in down payment assistance for those who qualify.
  • Public health officials say they hope the number of mumps cases in the state has peaked. Through the end of April, 82 cases of the viral infection were reported in Illinois. That's more than triple what was reported all of last year.
  • State officials say Illinois is on pace to end its fiscal year with about $1.2 billion in additional revenue. According to officials, most of the money is a one-time occurrence thanks to better-than-expected personal income tax collections and sales taxes. The state expects a significant revenue decrease next year because of an expected decrease in the income tax rate.