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  • Bomb squad removes WWII ordnance from home

    MATTOON – The bomb squad from the University of Illinois has removed a World War II-era ordnance from a Mattoon house.
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • Scorsese, DiCaprio to adapt ‘Devil in the White City’

    NEW YORK – Erik Larson’s “The Devil in the White City” is finally headed to the big screen, with Martin Scorsese directing and Leonardo DiCaprio starr ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • Man charged in deaths of 2 teens in stolen car

    ROCKFORD – A northern Illinois man, who police allege was driving a stolen vehicle, has been charged in connection with the death of two teenage passe ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • Springfield to consider changing anti-panhandling ordinance

    SPRINGFIELD – A federal appeals court has ruled that regulations in Springfield banning panhandling are unconstitutional, reversing a decision that up ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • House panel OKs federal funding plan over Rauner’s protest

    SPRINGFIELD – What began as a bipartisan effort to distribute $5 billion in federal funds, and keep some Illinois programs afloat despite a budget sta ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • Composting labeling standard directed by law

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois and federal officials will work toward producing standards for labeling products as compostable under legislation Gov. Bruce Ra ...
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • Highway shootings prompt long-term police operation

    CHICAGO – An increase in the number of gang-related shootings on or near Chicago-area expressways has prompted Illinois State Police to launch periodi ...
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • Large donation could help flamingo exhibit take off

    BLOOMINGTON – A large donation could allow the Bloomington zoo’s flamingo exhibit to take off.The Bl ...
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • $1 million in jewelry, gems missing from Peoria show

    PEORIA – A vendor reported more than $1 million worth of jewelry and gems stolen during a weekend antique show in Peoria, according to police.
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • Amazon warehouse to bring 1K jobs to Joliet

    JOLIET – After months of speculation, Amazon.com has announced Joliet will be the site of the online retail giant’s first fulfillment center in Illino ...
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • Chicago schools budget banks on state funds not yet approved

    CHICAGO – Officials with cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools ratcheted up their plea for help from Springfield on Monday, detailing a proposed $5.7 b ...
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • Record rainfall brings swarms of dragonflies to Chicago

    CHICAGO – It's a boom year for dragonflies – and their prey – along Lake Michigan because of record rainfall, according to a wildlife expert.
    Aug. 9, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Team of officers keeping tabs on medical marijuana disbanded

    CHICAGO – A law enforcement team put together to oversee the state’s medical cannabis program has been disbanded because of the Illinois budget crisis ...
    Aug. 9, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Realtors scramble to find housing for Thomson prison workers

    THOMSON – Realtors in communities near the Thomson Correctional Center in northwestern Illinois are hurrying to find housing for newly hired prison wo ...
    Aug. 9, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Man charged with assaulting woman who answered apartment ad

    DES PLAINES – A 60-year-old suburban Chicago man is being held on $5 million bail after being charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting woman in ...
    Aug. 9, 2015 - 11:38 pm
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