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August 20   5:17 am

4th Child in Burglary
 Authorities say a fourth child has been freed by two suspects who barricaded themselves in a house in Harvey after a foiled burglary. A Harvey spokesman says the newly released child says two children and two adults are still being held hostage. Two police officers were wounded in an exchange of gunfire with a suspect.

ACT Scores
 The Illinois State Board of Education says Illinois' high school graduating class of 2014 earned a composite score of 20.7 on the ACT.   The score on the four-subject test is slightly higher than the class of 2013's score of 20.6. The national average is 21.  Board officials say Illinois had the second-highest composite score among the 12 states that tested 100 percent of graduates, next to Utah.

IHSA Concussion
 The Illinois High School Association says an online concussion training course for coaches will take a few hours to complete and must be taken every two years. Governor Pat Quinn Tuesday signed legislation requiring all high school coaches to get the training to help them identify concussions in student-athletes.

Kewanee Man 24 Years in Prison
 A Stark County judge has sentenced a Kewanee man to 24 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl.   Authroities say  39-year-old Edward Eaton Jr. was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to predatory criminal sexual assault in June. Prosecutors dropped a second count of the same charge in Eaton's plea agreement.  The judge says the victim is someone who knew and trusted Eaton.

Fatal Kendall County
A Plano man is dead after a traffic accident yesterday morning near Newark.  The Kendall County Sheriff’s Department says a pick up truck driven by 56 year old Raymond Boudreau, Jr., of Plano, crossed into the other lane and was struck head on by an SUV driven by a 48 year old Millington woman.  Police say Boudreau was pronounced dead at the scene, and the Millington woman was taken to a local hospital.

12 Year Old Drowns
 Officials say a 12-year-old girl who was pulled from a pool at an Arlington Heights swimming pool has died.  The girl — whose name authorities withheld — died Tuesday after the accident Monday afternoon.  Arlington Heights Police Capt. Mike Hernandez says the girl was visiting a cousin and a friend at the apartment complex Monday when she began to struggle in the pool's deep end. Bystanders pulled her out and attempted to resuscitate her.