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  • Fake tweets stir debate about parody, lawsuit

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of b ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:29 am
  • Army secretary to visit Rock Island Arsenal

    ROCK ISLAND (AP) — U.S. Army Secretary John McHugh will visit the Rock Island Arsenal next month for a tour that a pair of Illinois lawmakers will use ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Moline man keeps running for 38 years

    ROCK ISLAND (AP) — Homesick, lonely and missing the love his life, Moline's Thom Hammer took the streets of Long Beach, California., in the fall of 19 ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • 1950s drive-in hot dog stand for sale in Peoria

    PEORIA (AP) — A 1952 hot dog stand that is one of the last curbside dining spots in the Peoria area is up for sale and facing an uncertain future.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Former city of Chicago official sentenced

    CHICAGO (AP) — A one-time deputy chief of staff to former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley has been sentenced to five years' probation for a scheme in w ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Belvidere teachers notify board of strike intent

    BELVIDERE (AP) — A teachers union has notified a Boone County school district of its members' intent to strike after they declared an impasse in contr ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Libertarian allowed on ballot for Illinois governor

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – A Sangamon County judge on Thursday rejected the Republican Party’s attempt to ha ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Illinois jobless rate declines in August

    ST. LOUIS (AP) – Illinois’ unemployment fell in August to 6.7 percent, the sixth straight monthly decrease in the state’s jobless rate, the Illinois D ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • College students drowned in quarry

    NAPERVILLE (AP) – Two 21-year-old college students who died earlier this summer drowned when a car t ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Rauner not fan of gambling, airport slots

    CHICAGO (AP) – Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner said Thursday he’s not a fan of gambli ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • 2 Illinois women die from West Nile

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Two women with West Nile virus have died, becoming the state’s first deaths from ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Barn, stable fire kills two horses

    TAMAROA (AP) – Authorities on Thursday were trying to determine what sparked a fire that destroyed a ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • West Frankfort man convicted of burning girlfriend

    BENTON (AP) – A southern Illinois judge on Tuesday convicted a West Frankfort man of setting his girlfriend on fire.
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Highland teachers strike for 5th school day

    HIGHLAND (AP) – A teacher strike in southwestern Illinois’ Highland School District continued for th ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Faculty group endorse U of I medical school plan

    URBANA (AP) – A committee of faculty members at the University of Illinois' Urbana-Champaign campus ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • 2014 MacArthur ‘genius grant’ winners unveiled

    CHICAGO (AP) – A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its stra ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Nik Wallenda to tightrope walk over Chicago River

    CHICAGO (AP) — Daredevil Nik Wallenda said Tuesday that his next tightrope walk will be more than 50 stories high from one high-rise building to anoth ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:02 am
  • Illinois school installs carbon monoxide detectors

    GIRARD (AP) — Officials at a Springfield-area middle school have installed carbon monoxide detectors and tested a water heater after more than 140 stu ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 9:36 am
  • Geneva man first Kane County human West Nile case

    GENEVA (AP) — The Kane County Health Department said Wednesday that it has diagnosed its first human West Nile virus case.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 9:45 am
  • Rauner questions medical pot program secrecy

    CHICAGO (AP) – Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner said Tuesday he wouldn’t have signed legis ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 1:15 am

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