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Illi­nois Lot­tery an­nounced that a sub­ur­ban Chicago bar­be­cue restau­rant sold the win­ning ticket for a $393 mil­lion Mega Mil­lions lot­tery jack­pot.

The Illi­nois Lot­tery said Sat­ur­day that some­one bought the ticket at Nick’s Bar­be­cue in Palos Heights.

The $393 mil­lion jack­pot from Fri­day’s draw­ing is the largest in Illi­nois his­tory. It’s the fifth-largest in Mega Mil­lions his­tory. The es­ti­mated cash value is $256 mil­lion — plus a $500,000 selling bonus for the re­tailer.

Alabama pri­mary nears fin­ish line.

HEFLIN, ALA.» Alabama can­di­dates in the race for At­tor­ney Gen­eral Jeff Ses­sions’ for­mer U.S. Se­nate seat spent the week­end in a flurry of last-minute cam­paign stops ahead of Tues­day’s pri­mary.

Repub­li­can Sen. Luther Strange, who cur­rently holds the seat, said Sat­ur­day that Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s en­dorse­ment was “crit­i­cal” in the cam­paign’s home­stretch.

Strange faces a slate of Repub­li­can chal­lengers, in­clud­ing Alabama Chief Jus­tice Roy Moore, U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, state Sen. Trip Pittman and Chris­tian Coali­tion leader Randy Brin­son.

Democrats in the race in­clude for­mer U.S. at­tor­ney Doug Jones, en­vi­ron­men­tal­ist Michael Hansen and U.S. Naval Academy grad­u­ate Robert Kennedy Jr.

The win­ning Demo­crat and Repub­li­can will face off in De­cem­ber.

FDA probes deaths af­ter obe­sity treat­ment.

The Food and Drug Ad­min­is­tra­tion is in­ves­ti­gat­ing the sud­den deaths of five peo­ple who had un­der­gone an obe­sity treat­ment that places an in­flated sil­i­cone bal­loon in their stom­ach.

All the deaths hap­pened within a month of the pro­ce­dure, the FDA said in a let­ter sent last week to health care providers. Three peo­ple died just one to three days later.

The agency, how­ever, cau­tioned that it has yet to de­ter­mine whether the de­vices or the way in which they were placed in the stom­achs di­rectly caused those deaths.

Chance the Rap­per leads pa­rade. CHICAGO» Grammy Award-win­ning artist Chance the Rap­per rode through the streets of his home­town as grand mar­shal of Chicago’s backto-school pa­rade.

The 24-year-old rap­per sat atop a white con­vert­ible wav­ing at the crowds dur­ing Sat­ur­day’s Bud Bil­liken Pa­rade, which wel­comes Chicago chil­dren for the new school year.

It’s not the first time Chance has been in­volved with Chicago Pub­lic Schools. Ear­lier this year he do­nated $1 mil­lion.

He also was part of an ef­fort to dis­trib­ute thou­sands of free back­packs stuffed with school sup­plies at the pa­rade.

And he has urged politi­cians to help the schools.

Emer­gency room re­opens af­ter odor.

» A hos­pi­tal emer­gency N.H. de­part­ment in New Hamp­shire is open again, one day af­ter an un­known odor sick­ened 19 work­ers.

Nine­teen staff mem­bers at Ex­eter Hos­pi­tal were eval­u­ated af­ter some com­plained of dizzi­ness and nau­sea on Fri­day morn­ing. Of­fi­cials say all had re­cov­ered by Fri­day night.

The hos­pi­tal shut down an in­pa­tient op­er­a­tion room and the emer­gency room di­rectly above it.


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