Family of American killed in London attack thanks well-wishers

LONDON (AP) — The family of an American slain in last week's attack in London expressed gratitude Monday for the kindness of strangers as they insisted some good would come from the tragedy.

Organizer of Russian protests gets 15 days in jail

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who organized a wave of nationwide protests against government corruption that rattled authorities, was jailed for 15 days on Monday by a Moscow court for resisting police orders.

Navalny was arrested Sunday as he walked to a protest in Moscow and spent the night in jail before appearing in court.

'Bathroom bill' to cost North Carolina $3.76 billion

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina's "bathroom bill" isn't hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years, according to an Associated Press analysis.

GOP finger-pointing clouds path for Trump agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is hoping to drive his priorities forward following the crumbling of the Republican health care bill, but GOP finger-pointing is rampant, underscoring how tough it will be to produce the unity the party will need.

Chicago man arrested with child, gun, pot in stroller

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man has been charged with child endangerment after police say they found a handgun hidden in a baby stroller alongside a 1-year-old boy.

Chicago police say 32-year-old Anthony Kennedy fled Friday afternoon as officers approached him in a West Side neighborhood, but that he was soon captured.

Police: 1 dead, 5 injured in Florida shooting

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A gunman in central Florida fatally shot an adult in a home and critically wounded another adult and two children, in what authorities describe as domestic violence, before shooting two innocent bystanders who were walking down the street nearby on Monday, police said.

Trump plans office to bring business ideas to government

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to announce a new White House office run by his son-in-law that will seek to overhaul government functions using ideas from the business sector.

U.S.-backed fighters to pause action near Syria dam

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed forces in northern Syria said Monday they will pause military operations near a major dam held by the Islamic State group in order to allow engineers to fix any problems after conflicting reports about its stability.

Those Who Served: 'Wouldn't wish it on anyone'

ARMSTRONG — Curtis Heck was in Vietnam in the Army's 101st Airborne, and he saw Vietnam as a place of booby traps and unexploded shells, ever-present dangers.

Because Heck spent 71 days after his normal 365 in country, the Rantoul native was able to finish up his service in 18 months.

Area history, March 27, 2017

Today is Monday, March 27, 2017. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1917, the Illinois Senate unanimously approved a joint resolution calling for universal compulsory military training and urging congressional representatives to back such a law.