MIDDAY-MidwestDigest-04-27-17

Veteran newsman Steve Alexander fills in for Max Armstrong. (audio)

Simon, a 10-month-old 3-foot-long rabbit, died on board United Airline flight. This giant rabbit was headed to Iowa to be shown at Iowa State Fair. Shipping was $1,800.

Denny Hastert won't get his pension for his time in the Illinois legislature. He's in prison now, serving time for bank fraud.

Emerald ash borer is killing trees in Door County, Wisconsin. First discovered there in 2014. There is nothing that can be done. Situation is bleak.

Suburban Chicago couple married 69 years. Husband died 40 minutes after wife. Were holding hands when wife died, husband died when they separated his fingers from his wife's.

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