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Authorities urge women who may be linked to fetal remains found at abortion doctor’s home to come forward

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Authorities are urging women who may have had an abortion performed on them by an Indiana doctor who kept more than 2,000 fetal remains at his Illinois home to come forward if they feel that they could have a link to the remains.

Will County Sherrif Mike Kelley said Thursday that the 2,246 fetal remains would be turned over to the Indiana Attorney General’s Office for further investigation.

“What we’re looking for is to work with Indiana authorities to find out if there’s more and work with them if victims come forward that want to participate in the criminal justice system,” Will County State’s Attorney General James Glasgow said at a press conference.

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“Even though the clinics are in Indiana, some of these people could have lived in Illinois at the time, so we have a connection. But obviously if the crime is committed in Indiana, they would be the appropriate prosecuting authority but we probably could assist them so we remain open to that.”

Kelley added that the investigation in Illinois has been completed for the time being, but added: “There’s still work that needs to be done in this case,”

Family members of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer discovered the medically preserved fetal remains in his garage on Sept. 12. Klopfer had died nine days earlier of natural causes, according to Will County Coroner Patrick O’Neil.

When authorities searched the garage, they found more than 70 cardboard boxes of various sizes from “ceiling to floor” containing fetal remains that were placed inside small, sealed plastic bags with formalin, a chemical used to preserve biological material, Kelley said.

There was “individual packaging of every single one of them,” Glasgow said of the fetal remains.

The boxes were mixed among other boxes containing Klopfer’s personal property and more than 50 detectives and personnel searched the residence for several days, before transferring the remains to the coroner’s office.

“I can tell you, in the 31 years that I’ve been doing this job, I’ve never seen anything like this ever,” Kelley said. “It is a strange … once in a lifetime type of thing.”

Police said they found no evidence of medical procedures occurring on the property but the containers of remains were dated from 2000 to 2002, coinciding with a period of time when Klopfer maintained three abortion clinics in Indiana.

“We collectively ask that the media and the public not pass judgment on the Klopfer family, who made this startling discovery and who have been cooperating fully throughout this entire process,” Kelly said, adding that neither the family nor the doctor’s widow knew why he had the fetuses hidden in the garage.

Glasgow said there was “no evidence to indicate any criminal activity at that house other than the existence of the evidence that we found.”

The laws for disposing of a fetus after an abortion vary from state to state, but O’Neil said the coroner’s officer “never exercises jurisdiction” over disposal in Illinois. “Whatever form of disposition either the hospital or clinic provides is up to them.”

Glasgow also pointed out that since Klopfer is deceased, he can’t face any criminal charges but it is clear that “he failed to follow Indiana law as to the disposal of the fetal remains under their law. He failed to file the proper paperwork under their law. Those are the two things they’re going to be looking at. He has facilities there that are still there. That will be part of the continuing investigation.”

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Glasgow said investigators “would certainly like to know more” about the circumstances that led to the suspension of Klopfer’s medical license in 2015 amid accusations that he failed to report an abortion performed on a 13-year-old girl.

“These records were not handled properly back at that time,” Glasglow said.

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Alleged ‘madame’ of Chicago sex ‘dungeon’ facing federal prostitution and financial charges: report

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A 31-year-old woman pleaded not guilty Wednesday after federal prosecutors in Chicago charged her with operating a sex “dungeon” and multistate prostitution business that allegedly brought in millions of dollars from clients across the nation.

Jessica Nesbitt, whom authorities say used the name “Madame Priscilla Belle,” faces charges of prostitution in addition to financial crimes, according to a 23-page federal indictment, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Her defense lawyer, Barry Sheppard argued before Judge Maria Valdez that Nesbitt operated a legal “fetish business,” not a prostitution operation, Chicago’s FOX 32 reported.

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Clients learned about the business from a website called Kink Extraordinaires, according to the report. It said the dungeon’s operators provided “beautiful, psychologically sophisticated Kinksters” who would “play out of a private 5 floor Dungeon with multiple fully equipped themed rooms.”

The dungeon also boasted “free and convenient street parking,” the Sun-Times report said.

The business also advertised on sites such as Backpage.com and Eros.com.

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Prosecutors allege that Nesbitt deposited cash in amounts under $10,000 in a bid to avoid detection. Such actions are called “structuring” and are illegal, the Sun-Times reported.

Nesbitt is due back in court Oct. 15 and until then has been ordered not to contact current or former employees of the business or engage in “activities of a prurient nature.”

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AOC endorses progressive challenger to moderate incumbent in Illinois congressional race

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., threw her weight behind a progressive congressional candidate seeking to unseat Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., an eight-term incumbent and perceived moderate.

“Marie Newman (@Marie4Congress) is a grassroots fighter for working families in #IL03,” the New York congresswoman tweeted on Tuesday. “To me, choosing to support is about more than just policy. It’s also about who puts in the WORK. Are they wearing out their shoes? Marie is. Her supporters are. Let’s knock doors & join them.”

Justice Democrats, a group aligned with Ocasio-Cortez that has backed Newman and several other challengers to incumbent lawmakers in the House, announced the endorsement Tuesday.

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The Democratic primary in Illinois’ third district bears a resemblance to Ocasio-Cortez’s run in 2018. After defeating a powerful, Democratic incumbent in Queens, Ocasio-Cortez became a symbol for progressive newcomers attempting to challenge the party’s establishment.

Lipinski, who beat Newman in 2018, is one of the few pro-life Democrats in Congress and previously voted against former President Obama’s Affordable Care Act — a landmark law that 2020 Democrats have criticized for not going far enough in reforming health care.

In an interview with The New York Times, Ocasio-Cortez said it was “problematic” that he continued holding the seat in a “deep blue” district.

“The fact that a deep blue seat is advocating for many parts of the Republican agenda is extremely problematic. We’re not talking about a swing state that is being forced to take tough votes,” she said.

Newman also has received endorsements from Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., two progressives at the front of the 2020 Democratic presidential field.

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Lipinski, who has pushed for more conservative voices in the party, portrayed the endorsement as confirmation that Newman was an extreme candidate.

“Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s endorsement of Marie Newman makes crystal clear that Ms.Newman is an extreme candidate who is completely out of step with the voters of Illinois’ Third District who do not want to be represented by a fifth member of the ‘Squad,'” Lipinski said.

He pointed to Newman’s support for “Medicare-for-all” and the “Green New Deal” as policies that would raise costs for the average American. “In addition, 1.4 million jobs would be lost through this unrealistic policy that has been attacked vociferously by the labor unions Ms. Newman claims to support.”

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Tuesday’s endorsement was the second in just days from the New York congresswoman, who has become one of the most vocal progressive politicians in the country.

On Friday, she endorsed the reelection bid of Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., a champion of her “Green New Deal,” against a potential primary challenge by Rep. Joe Kennedy III, D-Mass.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Illinois lawmaker pooped on by pigeon while discussing problem of pigeons pooping at train station

An Illinois lawmaker speaking to the media on the issue of pigeon poop at a train station in Chicago was pooped on — by a pigeon — mid-interview.

State Rep. Jaime Andrade, D-Chicago, was discussing the problem with a WBBM-TV reporter outside the Irving Park Blue Line station when the bird sprung into action.

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“Oh, did I just get… No, I didn’t… I did, didn’t I? I got a little bit,” Andrade told the reporter in a story published Monday, feeling the bird feces on his head. “I’ll just have to go clean up. … That’s what happens to my constituents. They get s— on all time.”

The sidewalks outside of the station are covered in bird waste and feathers.

Andrade said he’s been trying to fix the problem. One of his ideas is to ask the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) to install a hose line for power washing when it constructs new escalators at the stop.

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One CTA rider, Derek Barthel, told WBBM that after the news station reported on the problem over the summer, the station was washed, but “then nothing at all happened.”

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Pigeon poop has been creating a messy commute for Chicago Transportation Authority riders. (iStock)

Andrade said that in 2018 he requested $6 million in the state budget for the Irving Park Blue Line.

“This is the mistake, when I said literally $6 million for Irving Park Blue Line,” he told the news outlet. “The funds are for the CTA Blue Line, and so probably, and with the funds where it came from can only be used for construction.”

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The problematic place in question is underneath the actual station and is overseen by the Illinois Department of Transportation. The sidewalk the pigeons keep pooping on is reportedly under the jurisdiction of the City of Chicago.

The lawmaker said that the money was voted on and approved at a meeting three weeks ago to fund new escalators at the station.

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Abortion doctor’s family finds remains of more than 2,200 fetuses at his home after his death: reports

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The remains of more than 2,200 unborn children have been found at the Illinois home of a former Indiana abortion doctor who died earlier this month, according to reports.

The discovery was made by members of the family of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, who died Sept. 3. The family members had been searching through Klopfer’s belongings after he died, FOX 59 of Indianapolis reported.

There is no evidence that any abortions were performed at the private residence, the Will County (Ill.) Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

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Klopfer formerly worked at the Women’s Pavilion in South Bend, Ind., the report said. The home where the remains were found is located in Will County, Ill.

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According to FOX 59, Klopfer’s medical license was suspended in 2015 after accusations that he failed to report an abortion performed on a 13-year-old girl.

The Will County Sheriff’s Office has launched an investigation into the matter, WSBT-TV of South Bend reported. The county coroner’s office took possession of the remains, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

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Illinois teen wakes up thinking each day is June 11: ‘It’s like a movie’

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An Illinois teenager wakes up every day thinking it’s June 11, 2019, the day she suffered a traumatic brain injury. Two hours later, her memory resets, and she’s back to where she started when she woke up.

This is not a remake of the 1993 movie “Groundhog Day.” It’s Riley Horner’s life.

“I have a calendar on my door and I look and it’s September and I’m like ‘Woah’,” Horner told WQAD.

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On that fateful June 11, Horner was accidentally kicked in the head by a fellow student who was crowd-surfing during a dance. At first, her doctors simply dismissed it as a concussion and sent her home on crutches. But today, her condition remains a medical anomaly.

Horner has suffered through dozens of seizures and countless hospital visits but doctors keep repeating there is nothing medically wrong with her.

“They can’t see anything. You can’t see a concussion though on an MRI or a CT scan. There’s no brain bleed, there’s no tumor,” Horner’s mother, Sarah told the station. “My brother passed away last week and she probably has no idea. And we tell her every day but she has no idea about it.”

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“I know it’s hard for them as much as it’s hard for me. And people just don’t understand. It`s like a movie,” Riley said. “Like, I will have no recollection of [this interview] come supper time.”

Horner carries no acquired knowledge with her at the start of the next two-hour cycle. She even has to carry around all her school supplies with her at all times because she doesn’t remember where her locker assignment is.

“[Doctors] told us that she might just be like this forever. And I am not okay with that,” Sarah Horner said.

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Riley’s family fears the clock might be ticking for the fate of her future, as Sarah said studies have shown after six months of short term memory the damage could be irreversible.

“We need help,” Sarah implored. “We need somebody that knows a little bit more because she deserves better. I mean she wanted to be in the medical field and now she can’t even hold a job if she wanted to.” Riley told the station she just wants anyone else experiencing similar synonyms to know they are not alone.

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Illinois police seek Walter White look-alike on probation violation

Police in Illinois are looking for a man who bears a startling resemblance to “Breaking Bad” protagonist Walter White — and is wanted for a probation violation related to methamphetamine possession, according to a local report.

The Galesburg Police Department in Illinois regularly posts mugshots of wanted people to its Facebook page, but the post for Sept. 3, which featured 50-year-old Todd Barrick Jr., got extra attention. Barrick’s mugshot shows him sporting glasses and a goatee, similar to the character played by Bryan Cranston on the AMC series. Barrick is also the same age as the Walter White character when the series begins.

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The Galesburg Police Department told KWQC-TV that Barrick’s probation violation was related to meth possession. The department did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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Police in Illinois are looking for a man who has “Breaking Bad” fans doing a double take because the suspect looks like the television show’s Walter White and coincidentally is wanted in relation to methamphetamine possession, according to a local report. (Galesburg Police Department)

“Breaking Bad” ran for five seasons between 2008 and 2013. The show told the story of White, a high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with lung cancer and turns to manufacturing meth to ensure his family’s financial security after he dies.

“Heisenberg lives!” one Facebook user commented under the police department’s post, referring to an alias used by White on the show.

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“This new ‘Breaking Bad’ movie looks like it sucks!” another user wrote.

It was not immediately known if Barrick is currently in custody.

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Virgin Mary painting shows ‘tears’ at Chicago church facing foreclosure: reports

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Chicago worshippers on Monday flocked to a century-old Greek Orthodox church that is facing foreclosure to see what some say is a sign from God after a caretaker witnessed what appeared to be tears streaming from the eyes of a painting of the Virgin Mary over the weekend.

Rev. Fr. Nicholas Jonas told the Chicago Tribune he was in his office at Chicago’s Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church early Sunday morning when a caretaker told him about the painting.

Jonas said he investigated and placed cotton balls at the bottom of the painting to absorb an oil-like substance pouring from the eyes of the Virgin Mary. He posted a picture of the painting Sunday night that shows streaks of liquid residue coming from the Blessed Mother’s eyes, which give the appearance that she’s crying.

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“I can’t explain why she is tearing, but I do know as human beings we are usually crying for two reasons: either joy or sorrow,” Jonas told Chicago’s WLS.

The church is scheduled for a bankruptcy hearing Tuesday. Following Jonas’ social media post, many people visited the church to see the painting. More than a hundred candles were lit, according to the Tribune. Some worshippers viewed the phenomena as a sign of a coming miracle indicating the church would be saved from foreclosure.

“Mary weeping is a sign, and the miracle is actually in our hearts,” Laura Tovar, whose sister was married at the church, told the Tribune.

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Jonas, however, said he’s not sure the tears are a sign the church would be saved and he “would just rather say that the Virgin Mary is talking to us. I would just let her finish her conversation. And, let’s see what happens.”

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Illinois man left seriously injured after vicious bowling ball attack

Police in Illinois are on the hunt for a suspect who was caught on video smashing another man’s head with a bowling ball Wednesday night, an attack that briefly left the victim in a medically induced coma.

Damante Williams, 28, was involved in a fight at Town Hall Bowl in Cicero when another man picked up a bowling ball and threw it at him, striking Williams in the head, according to CBS Chicago

Investigators say the suspect fled the scene in a 2018 Range Rover with Wisconsin license plate AFS3400.

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Police are on the hunt for this suspect reportedly captured on video smashing another man in the head with a bowling ball at an event in the Chicago area on Wednesday night, resulting in the victim being placed in a coma. (Cicero Police Dept)

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Williams was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood where he was placed in a medically-induced coma.

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Tamekio Williams, the victim’s mother, told CBS Chicago that her son came out of his coma around 8:00 a.m. on Friday and his status is improving, although slowly.

“He knew who I was, but he’s still not all the way where I would like him to be, but I know in time he’ll get there,” she said.

MEDIA SPREAD ‘MISINFORMATION’ ABOUT NOW’ DISMISSED CORRUPTION CHARGES, EX-ILLINOIS LAWMAKER SAYS

Tamekio Williams told the station the incident occurred after Damante allegedly bumped into someone he didn’t know that night, although she still doesn’t know what could have motivated her son’s attacker.

“To my understanding, he didn’t even know these people, so why would you hit somebody with a bowling ball in the head?” Williams said. “ … Someone came up from behind him when the security guard was holding him and threw a bowling ball and hit his head. Just bring this person to justice.”

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Police say no one called them to report the incident, but another patron at the bowling alley ran outside and flagged down an officer. The owner of Town Hall Bowl said the fight was isolated that night and security had been in place.

Police said anyone who recognizes the man who threw the bowling ball should call Cicero PD at 708-652-2130.

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Media spread ‘misinformation’ about now-dismissed corruption charges, ex-Illinois lawmaker says

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A Republican former congressman from Illinois claimed Thursday night that the media helped spread “misinformation” about corruption charges against him that were ultimately dropped.

Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schockwho resigned from office in 2015, told Martha MacCallum on “The Story” that he legally used money from his congressional office budget to decorate the space.

“There was never any money spent on my apartment,” he said of claims that some funds were misused.

“There’s been so much misinformation by the press because they’ve been so eager to write about a corrupt politician,” Shock said. “The reality is there’s only one reason the Justice Department would drop a 24-count felony indictment: It’s because I didn’t commit 24 felony counts. I didn’t commit ‘a’ felony.”

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In regard to the allegations, Schock said much of the controversy stemmed from mileage records lawmakers and their staffs fill out for travel reimbursement.

“I’m a member of Congress, I’m running all over the 205 towns I represent. I never filled out a mileage statement in my life,” he said, adding he could have done a better job overseeing his staff’s official work in that regard.

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He called the case against him a “complete waste of taxpayer money” and a “witch hunt,” adding he agreed to pay back the tens of thousands of dollars he had billed the government for mileage.

Looking ahead, the 38-year-old said he is not expecting to pursue elected office again at this time.

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On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly ordered the formal dismissal of charges against Schock.

One of the ex-lawmaker’s actions that drew scrutiny was when he decorated his office in the style of the “Downton Abbey” TV series.

Under the deal, Schock agreed to repay his campaign committees $68,000 and work with the IRS to determine how much he owes in taxes for income he didn’t report between 2010 and 2015.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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