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A federal judge has set an April 2019 trial date for a former physics student accused of kidnapping and killing a University of Illinois scholar from China.

Lawyers representing Chicago are not offering clues about how Mayor Rahm Emanuel might respond to a federal lawsuit seeking to force the city into implementing police reforms under court supervision.

Attorneys for the widow of a suburban Chicago police officer who killed himself and made it look like he was gunned down in the line of duty have filed a motion to dismiss charges against her.  Melodie Gliniewicz's defense attorneys say they'll present the motion in Lake County court during a Tuesday hearing. A trial is scheduled for next month.