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Illinois quick hits: Two dead after RV collides with train

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Two dead after RV collides with train

Two people are dead after their RV was struck by a train in Christian County Thursday. Christian County 911 received a call in reference to a crash outside of Blue Mound. Officials believe the RV was traveling east and crossed over the tracks and was struck by a freight train. The identity of the victims have not been released.

Illinois State Police warn about phone scam

The Illinois State Police has issued a warning regarding a new phone scam. Individuals have reported receiving calls from someone pretending to be an ISP investigator, claiming their identity has been stolen. ISP said it is a scam and advises the public to be cautious. They advise Illinoisans to ask for the caller’s name, badge number and contact information before disconnecting the call.

Loves Park woman gets a lottery-winning gift

A Loves Park woman who received a lottery ticket as a gift is a million dollars richer. The ticket was purchased at a Fas mart in Loves Park April 22. The winner received the ticket as a gift from a regular customer, and was in complete shock when she discovered it was a jackpot-winning ticket worth $1 million. The woman, who wants to remain anonymous, plans to use her prize to buy a car, give some to her grandfather, and find a new place to live. For selling the winning ticket, Fas Mart in Loves Park will receive a selling bonus of one percent of the prize amount, or $10,000.

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