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Extra Extra: Trial Set For Man Accused Of Killing Jennifer Hudson's Family Members

By Samantha Abernethy in News on Jan 20, 2012 12:00AM

  • The trial for William Balfour is scheduled to start in April. He is accused of killing singer Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew in 2008 and faces 77 counts, including first-degree murder, home invasion and aggravated kidnapping. [Tribune]

  • University of Illinois tuition will go up 4.8 percent for the 2012-2013 class, making the total cost of attending over $24,000. [Sun-Times]

  • The bones found at the site of an old bait shop in Hammind, Ind., have been identified. They belong to a woman who had been missing since 1999. [NBC]

  • Jane Addams Hull House, which has been open since 1889, is closing its doors due to financial difficulties. [Crain's]

  • Sears was named one of the country's most hated companies, alongside Netflix and Bank of America. [24/7 Wall Street]

  • Sec. of State Jesse White wants the state to increase penalties for those who abuse handicap parking. [Expired Meter]

  • Four Chicago teens have been arrested for the burglary of hundreds of guns from a Des Plaines gun shop. [Tribune]

  • This Stephen Colbert-Herman Cain thing is really happening. [Slate]