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  • Rauner agency privatization idea raises oversight concerns

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner says his plan to privatize the state’s economic development agenc ...
    May 3, 2015 - 8:53 pm
  • Bureau Valley educators discuss concerns

    MANLIUS – As Bureau Valley has continued to explore future opportunities within the district, the board has asked teachers to meet and discuss concern ...
    May 3, 2015 - 8:53 pm
  • With rescuers near, girls stoned to death by Boko Haram

    YOLA, Nigeria (AP) – Boko Haram fighters stoned some of their captives to death as Nigeria’s militar ...
    May 3, 2015 - 8:36 pm
  • Gaiman, Bechdel among new table hosts at PEN gala

    NEW YORK (AP) – Neil Gaiman, Art Spiegelman and Alison Bechdel are among the writers who have agreed ...
    May 3, 2015 - 8:35 pm
  • Baltimore mayor lifts curfew 6 days after riots

    BALTIMORE (AP) – Six days after the death of Freddie Gray sparked riots in Baltimore, the city’s may ...
    May 3, 2015 - 8:34 pm
  • Watchdog group: Poor living conditions plague prison

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – A watchdog group says poor living conditions continue to plague the Vienna Correc ...
    May 3, 2015 - 8:32 pm
  • Remains of Marine killed in WWII to return to Illinois

    WATSEKA (AP) – The remains of an eastern Illinois man will be laid to rest this month in his hometow ...
    May 3, 2015 - 8:32 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Tuesday, May 5Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planning ...
    May 3, 2015 - 8:31 pm
  • Hikers warned to stay on Starved Rock trails to avoid falls

    OGLESBY (AP) – Illinois conservation officials are cautioning hikers to stay on marked trails after ...
    May 3, 2015 - 5:17 pm
  • "A symbol of strength and pride'

    MILLEDGEVILLE – As it has for more than 40 years, a finned artifact stands watch day and night on Milledgeville High School's front lawn.
    May 3, 2015 - 8:47 pm
  • Good, clean fun at Dutch Days in Fulton

    Burgermeister Larry Russell orders the streets be cleaned at the the start of the Fulton Dutch Days parade. Decked out in traditional fashion, youngst ...
    May 3, 2015 - 8:12 pm
  • Pancake breakfast fuels Dixon Rural's community outreach

    Jessica Tucker, 4, licks her fingers while enjoying some sweet pancakes with her brother, Jacob, 9, on Saturday morning at a pancake breakfast at the ...
    May 3, 2015 - 8:47 pm
  • Dixon High School March Student of the Month: Evan Grady

    DIXON – Evan Grady, 18, of Dixon, is Dixon High School's March Student of the Month. He is the son of Michael and Renee Grady, and has two brothers, A ...
    May 3, 2015 - 2:01 pm
  • Fine arts night is Thursday at Sauk

    DIXON – Sauk Valley Community College students will perform at a fine arts performance hour at 7 p.m. Thursday in the college’s Mathis Theatre, 173 st ...
    May 3, 2015 - 5:42 pm
  • Cancer doc series starts Thursday

    STERLING – Screenings of “The Quest for the Cures Continues,” an 11-part documentary on cancer prevention and treatment, will start Thursday at Abidin ...
    May 3, 2015 - 5:42 pm
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