Authorities Natural Gas Pipeline Explodes in Northern Illinois, 2 Die By Associated Press • Dec 5, 2017 Authorities in northern Illinois say two people were killed and two others seriously injured in a natural gas pipeline explosion. Amtrak Employee Pleads Guilty to "Polar Express' Scheme By Associated Press • Oct 12, 2017 An Amtrak employee has pleaded guilty to a scheme in which he steered thousands of dollars in business from its "Polar Express" train ride to his wife's photo company. Rauner Signs Law Tightening Civil Forfeiture Requirements By Associated Press • Sep 19, 2017 Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation making it harder for authorities to confiscate property from crime suspects. Man Jumps into Moving Car to Save Driver Having a Seizure By Associated Press • Jun 5, 2017 Authorities have hailed a northern Illinois man a hero after he jumped through the open window of a moving car to save the driver, who was having a seizure.