Logan County http://wuis.org en Logan County Man Dies From West Nile Virus http://wuis.org/post/logan-county-man-dies-west-nile-virus <p>State public health officials say an elderly central Illinois man is the first person in Illinois to die of West Nile virus this season. &nbsp;<br>The Illinois Department of Public Health announced the death Friday. They say the Logan County man was in his 80s and died in mid-August. The Macon County Health Department says a private lab confirmed the death. The state health department says it is confirming the results. &nbsp;<br>So far this season West Nile virus has been reported in 57 Illinois counties. The first human case was reported Aug. 21 in McHenry County. &nbsp; Fri, 13 Sep 2013 20:14:25 +0000 Sean Crawford 8866 at http://wuis.org Logan County Man Dies From West Nile Virus Christopher Harris Wants New Trial http://wuis.org/post/christopher-harris-wants-new-trial <p>A central Illinois man convicted in May of beating to death five members of his ex-wife's family in their home wants a new trial. &nbsp;<br>Attorneys Daniel Fultz and Peter Naylor mailed a motion asking for a new trial for Christopher Harris last Friday. A spokeswoman for the Logan County Circuit Clerk's Office said Monday that it hasn't yet arrived. &nbsp;<br>The attorneys argue Judge Scott Drazewski denied 34-year-old Harris a fair trial by refusing to let jurors visit the home in Beason where Rick and Ruth Gee and their children died in 2009. &nbsp; Mon, 08 Jul 2013 22:25:01 +0000 Sean Crawford 5420 at http://wuis.org Christopher Harris Wants New Trial