Gov. will not send in National Guard

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner said he will not dispatch the Illinois National Guard to Chicago to stem gun violence.

The Republican said Wednesday that “the National Guard is not for neighborhood policing.”

He dismissed suggestions that he call up the guard after more than 70 people were shot in the city last weekend. At least 11 were killed.


Self-styled prophet sent to prison

MANTI — A self-styled prophet who helped lead a Utah doomsday cult that believed in polygamy remained defiant as he was sent to prison for at least 25 years.

The Deseret News reports 35-year-old John Coltharp told a judge Wednesday he was following “heavenly laws” and he was an Old Testament figure returned to earth to promote child marriage.

North Carolina

Online IS supporter to be deported

RALEIGH — A North Carolina man who declared support for Islamic State online will spend two years in prison and be deported.

A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced Houcine Ghoul to 24 months in prison for immigration fraud and false statements on his tax returns. After his sentence, the Tunisian national will be deported.