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  • Disability advocates call for closing Illinois institutions

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Advocates of group homes for the disabled are calling for the closing of nearly all state-run institutions as part of plan they say ...
    March 25, 2015 - 2:06 pm
  • Illinois Senate on spot to find votes to close budget gap

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois Senate leaders are on the spot to find enough votes for a proposed deal to close a $1.6 billion gap in this year's budget ...
    March 25, 2015 - 2:06 pm
  • Belleville looks to eliminate township government

    BELLEVILLE (AP) — Joy Schreiber is the rare elected official who hopes voters get a chance to kick her out of office.
    March 25, 2015 - 2:05 pm
  • Bloomington officials talk tiny home village for homeless

    BLOOMINGTON (AP) — Social service providers and city officials in Bloomington have discussed building tiny houses of about 350 square feet to help the ...
    March 25, 2015 - 2:02 pm
  • Chicago teacher union calls for $15 minimum wage for workers

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union plans to ask the Board of Education to pay $15 an hour to low-wage workers, including parents who help ensur ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:33 am
  • Steel company idling Granite City plant, more than 2,000 employees affected

    GRANITE CITY (AP) — U.S. Steel says it's temporarily idling its plant in Granite City, putting 2,080 employees out of work.
    March 25, 2015 - 2:18 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Thursday, March 26Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plan ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Taco Bell's waffle taco is dead; biscuit taco to replace

    NEW YORK (AP) – The newest weapon in the breakfast wars is a biscuit shaped like a taco.Taco Bell is ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Mayoral candidates take to stage for debate

    DIXON – Dixon’s mayoral candidates may not always see eye-to-eye, but they both have a vision for the city’s future – and they shared it during a near ...
    March 25, 2015 - 9:57 am
  • Morrison council approves funding for street repairs

    MORRISON – The city will seek bids for repairs to Orange Street now that funding has been approved.D ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Lee County zoning board cancels April meeting

    DIXON – The Lee County Zoning Board of Appeals April 2 meeting has been canceled.For more informatio ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Board will vote to cut three staff members in Sterling

    STERLING – The Sterling School Board will vote Wednesday to terminate the contract of Mario Garnica Jr., a teacher jailed on four counts of attempted ...
    March 25, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • New emergency department unveiled at CGH in Sterling

    Visitors stopped by CGH Medical Center Tuesday for a guided tour of the new emergency department. CGH officials showed off the $8.6 million expansion. ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Stocking up for trout season in Rock Falls

    Three and four-year-olds in Coloma Park District's preschool program watch as trout are funneled into the pond at Centennial Park in Rock Falls. The I ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Attempted murder charges dropped in hit-run case

    MORRISON – Charges have been dropped against two Rock Falls men accused of critically injuring a Sterling man in a hit-and-run accident.
    March 24, 2015 - 4:25 pm
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