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  • Freeport woman charged with animal cruelty gives up 84 dogs

    FREEPORT (AP) — Stephenson County Animal Control officials say a northern Illinois woman charged with animal cruelty has turned 84 dogs over to offici ...
    April 17, 2015 - 10:12 am
  • As boomers retire, demand for welders grows

    JOLIET (AP) — Plainfield resident Ryan Kocka enjoys fabricating scrap metal as practice at a local trade school, knowing it will give him the skills n ...
    April 17, 2015 - 10:10 am
  • Illinois Tobacco Quitline closes amid grant suspensions

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The Illinois Tobacco Quitline has been put on hold as a result of Gov. Bruce Rauner's decision to suspend $26 million in social ser ...
    April 17, 2015 - 10:08 am
  • House approves pumpkin as Illinois' official state pie

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Pumpkin pie could be the new official state pie of Illinois.The Illinois House ap ...
    April 16, 2015 - 8:59 pm
  • Amtrak: Proposal would cause cuts

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – An official with Amtrak says service reductions in Illinois will happen if budget ...
    April 16, 2015 - 8:59 pm
  • East Alton mayor retiring May 1

    EAST ALTON (AP) – The mayor of East Alton is retiring after 18 years of leading St. Louis suburb.Fre ...
    April 16, 2015 - 8:57 pm
  • Medical marijuana chief stepping down

    CHICAGO (AP) — The coordinator of the Illinois medical marijuana pilot program is stepping down May ...
    April 16, 2015 - 8:58 pm
  • Stock of Etsy surges in trading debut

    NEW YORK (AP) – The place where you can buy handmade dresses and crocheted dog costumes has a new ho ...
    April 16, 2015 - 8:51 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Saturday, April 18Coffee talk with state Rep. Tom Demmer, 8-9 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th S ...
    April 16, 2015 - 8:32 pm
  • Putin confident on economy, offers to mend ties with West

    MOSCOW (AP) – Russia has weathered the worst of its economic troubles and is on the road to recovery ...
    April 16, 2015 - 8:29 pm
  • USDA veterinarian: Bird flu outbreak could be 'devastating'

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The nation’s poultry industry may have to live with a deadly bird flu strain ...
    April 16, 2015 - 8:29 pm
  • Local Wendy's gives food to Fairdale tornado victims

    DIXON – Damon Krick, general manager of Wendy’s restaurant in Dixon, said it was an honor to bring tornado victims in Fairdale chili and Frosties.
    April 16, 2015 - 8:20 pm
  • Searching for opportunities at Sauk job fair

    DIXON – MaryAnn Burdette of Oregon has been looking for a job for more than a year.Burdette, who pre ...
    April 16, 2015 - 7:05 pm
  • Seventh Avenue project starts soon in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – Road work that has been a campaign issue in several mayoral elections will finally be started this spring.
    April 16, 2015 - 8:47 pm
  • McDonald's project status uncertain in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – While McDonald’s prides itself on quick drive-thru visits, the city has been waiting 3 years for the corporation’s proposed construction ...
    April 16, 2015 - 7:08 pm
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