5 died of exposure to chemical in central Illinois crash


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A settlement has been reached in the lawsuit filed in connection with the 2017 death of Kenneka Jenkins, the 19-year-old Chicago woman who died of hypothermia inside a Rosemont hotel’s walk-in freezer.

Cook County court records show the settlement was reached in August, though it has not been entered on the court docket as attorneys for Jenkins’ mother have asked that the terms of the agreement be sealed from the public.

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Five people died from exposure to a chemical that spilled after a semitruck overturned in central Illinois, according to autopsies conducted Monday. Read more here.

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