Illinois State Police documents show that the agency frequently assigns troopers to escort sports teams, musicians and even filmmakers across the congested roadways of greater Chicago.,Illinois State Police wouldn’t comment on the trip, so the Tribune made a public records request for all police escort contracts in 2018.,Though critics have called police escorts for sports teams a frivolous and potentially dangerous use of public resources, state police defend them as a way to provide “safety and security for all those involved in the motorcade as well as for the motoring public.”,The contracts show that visiting NFL teams routinely receive police escorts to and from the airport, hotels and Soldier Field.,College football teams are also major customers: Northwestern University had a standing order for police escorts between its team hotel and Ryan Field on game days, and the University of Illinois paid for the service when it played at Soldier Field in September.

A fired coach at Norwich Free Academy was accused of having sexual relations with two students while he was at the school, and Norwich police say they expect NFA officials may be arrested as well for failing to report him immediately.,Apparently jealous, Kolodnicki, who was a postal carrier and painter well-known and liked in the Norwich arts community, followed Baker and his wife, who had worked together that day, and then started the fight, Kolodnicki’s wife and Baker told police.,- James Hodgdon, a 58-year-old Norwich man, was sentenced in May to 22.5 years in prison for shooting and killing his wife, Dianna Ruthewicz Hodgdon, during a struggle over a shotgun in September 2015.,- Norwich counselor Susan Britt, 47, was arrested in June on charges she billed the government-run Medicaid health care program nearly $200,000 in fraudulent claims through her home business, with more than half of the claims for herself and family members.,- Norwich mother Dolma Dawa, 45, was arrested on a hot afternoon in July after she left her 1-year-old child unattended in a vehicle in the parking lot of a McDonald’s, police said.

TYRONE — A Mifflin County woman faces char­ges after state police said she crashed through eight construction barriers on I-99.,Morgan Schenker, 29, of Lewistown was arrested in Tyrone in the early morning hours of Nov. 3 after state police suspected she was intoxicated when she crashed into the lighted, orange and white construction barriers in the southbound lanes of I-99.,According to charges filed in Tyrone District Court, Tyrone police called state police about 3:30 a.m. to re­port the crash and that Schenker, who was parked at the Sheetz on Logan Ave­nue, appeared intoxicated.,Schenker told state police she was lost and on the way to a friend’s house in Phil­ips­burg and had crashed while looking at the GPS on her phone.,State police noted it was Schenker’s second DUI arrest.

A fired coach at Norwich Free Academy was accused of having sexual relations with two students while he was at the school, and Norwich police say they expect NFA officials may be arrested as well for failing to report him immediately.,Apparently jealous, Kolodnicki, who was a postal carrier and painter well-known and liked in the Norwich arts community, followed Baker and his wife, who had worked together that day, and then started the fight, Kolodnicki’s wife and Baker told police.,- James Hodgdon, a 58-year-old Norwich man, was sentenced in May to 22.5 years in prison for shooting and killing his wife, Dianna Ruthewicz Hodgdon, during a struggle over a shotgun in September 2015.,- Norwich counselor Susan Britt, 47, was arrested in June on charges she billed the government-run Medicaid health care program nearly $200,000 in fraudulent claims through her home business, with more than half of the claims for herself and family members.,- Norwich mother Dolma Dawa, 45, was arrested on a hot afternoon in July after she left her 1-year-old child unattended in a vehicle in the parking lot of a McDonald’s, police said.