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Quinn: Juvenile justice has made great strides

Friday, 27 September 2013 02:15 Published in Local News

   CHICAGO (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn says he hasn't seen a report released Thursday that details inadequate conditions at juvenile detention centers, but Illinois has made "important strides" with fewer juveniles incarcerated.

   Quinn told reporters Thursday that Illinois has to have a system where young people who make mistakes pay their debt and face consequences. He says if the report raises issues, they'll be looked at.

   Watchdog group the John Howard Association released a review Thursday on conditions at a Kewanee facility specializing in treatment for juveniles with mental health issues.

   Another report was submitted in federal court as part of the settlement. It describes incarcerated teens mowing lawns during the school day and being routinely subjected to more solitary confinement than necessary.

   Juvenile detention centers house more than 800 juvenile inmates.

 

   STOCKHOLM (AP) - A landmark report by an international scientific panel says it's "extremely likely" that human activity is the dominant cause of global warming.

   That's the strongest statement to date on the issue by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

   In its previous assessment, in 2007, the U.N.-sponsored panel said it was "very likely" that global warming was man-made.

   It now says the evidence has grown thanks to more observations, a better understanding of the climate system and improved models to analyze the impact of rising temperatures.

   The IPCC says a human footprint can be found in the warming of the atmosphere and oceans, in rising sea levels, melting snow and ice and in changes in some climate extremes.

   

St. Louis-bound AA flight makes emergency landing

Friday, 27 September 2013 01:44 Published in Local News

   The passengers of a St. Louis-bound American Airlines flight finally arrived at Lambert International Airport after a small fire on their plane forced it to return to O'Hare International Airport.  

   Officials with the airline say smoke was discovered in the cabin of the MD-80 shortly after takeoff Thursday evening.  The flight crew put out the fire and the plane landed safely back at O'Hare.  

   The 120 passengers were placed on a later flight and arrived in St. Louis about 11 p.m.  

   There were no injuries reported

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