Charleston -- Eastern Illinois University is working this week to install new fire sprinkler systems in its dormitories. Workers have closed roads to lay a dedicated water line. The new sprinklers will go into the Ford, McKinney and Weller residence halls. The installations will help the university comply with new student housing fire safety laws. The university says the three residence halls also will get new fire alarm systems. The total cost is more than $900,000.
Jacksonville -- Opponents of Governor Pat Quinn's plan to close the Jacksonville Development Center will gather at the Illinois Capitol to ask him to change his mind. Republican state Representative Jim Watson will lead the group today. Watson says they will ask Quinn to keep open the facility instead of moving its residents to community-based settings.
Wheaton -- A Chicago-area man who admitted to repeatedly molesting three young girls has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Donald Grischow of Winfield pleaded guilty in February to the charges. Under the law, he must serve 24 years behind bars before becoming eligible for parole.