Chicago -- Record-breaking crowds have turned out for this year's Chicago Pride Parade. Organizers and police say an estimated 850,000 people participated in the festivities, including Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Governor Pat Quinn. Authorities say no arrests were made during yesterday's event.
Lombard -- A 45-pound tortoise who went missing from the Chicago suburb of Lombard has been located. The Daily Herald reports the African spurred tortoise named Lance was found safe on Saturday in St. Charles. Lance's owners say a visitor found the animal last weekend and it was returned following news reports about his disappearance.
Monticello -- The Illinois Supreme Court has formed a committee to pick a replacement for Judge John Shonkwiler of the Sixth Judicial Circuit. Shonkwiler is retiring July 31, and nine attorneys are being considered to replace him. The attorneys are: Timothy Tighe of Decatur; Debra Seaton of South Holland; Shig Yasunaga of Champaign; and David Cox, William Finson, John Foltz, Dana Rhoades, Roger Simpson and Gary Webber, all of Monticello. Shonkwiler has been chief judge since 1994 in the district that includes Piatt, Champaign, Macon, Douglas, Moultrie and DeWitt counties.
Springfield -- Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois says millions of jobs could potentially be lost if the U.S. House doesn't approve a federal transportation bill. He says thousands of road and bridge projects will be jeopardized if Congress fails to act by the end of June. The Senate has already passed the bill.