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  • Loaded .45-caliber handgun found in carry-on at Midway

    CHICAGO (AP) — Security screeners at Midway International Airport have found a loaded .45-caliber handgun in a passenger's carry-on luggage.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Carbondale police warn about counterfeit cash

    CARBONDALE (AP) — Carbondale police are warning local business owners and residents to be on the lookout for counterfeit currency.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Expert: Recent Illinois tornadoes have struck out of season

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) — An Illinois weather expert says the phrase "tornado season" has lost some of its meaning during the past three years.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Peoria officials express concerns about food truck looks

    PEORIA (AP) — Unsightly food trucks are a concern for officials in the central Illinois city of Peoria.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Springfield alderman proposing $10-hour minimum wage in city

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A Springfield alderman says he plans to introduce an ordinance to raise the city's minimum wage to $10 an hour.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • One arrested in apparent store robbery in Sterling

    A man who police say apparently stole some pills from CVS pharmacy in Sterling around 9:20 this morning, and was chased out of the store, has been arr ...
    March 26, 2015 - 2:35 pm
  • Desertion charge intensifies debate over Bergdahl's release

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Charges that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl deserted and endangered his post in Afghanistan intensify the debate over his politically ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:18 am
  • Prison contractor seeking extra $18.1M lays blame elsewhere

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A contractor that is seeking an additional $18.1 million for work on a Fort Madison prison that was supposed to open last year ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:18 am
  • Alone at controls, co-pilot sought to 'destroy' the plane

    PARIS (AP) — The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and "intentionally" sent the plane full speed into a mountai ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:08 am
  • School board votes to cut three teachers in Sterling

    STERLING – As expected, the Sterling School Board voted Wednesday to terminate three teachers in the district.
    March 25, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • 1 killed, 1 injured in Aurora crash involving semitrailer

    AURORA (AP) – Authorities say a Carpentersville man was killed and his wife was injured in a crash i ...
    March 25, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • 77-year-old is Cook County's 25th cold-related death

    OAK PARK (AP) – Authorities say a 77-year-old man who died over the weekend was Cook County’s 25th c ...
    March 25, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Finances central focus for RFHS School Board candidates

    ROCK FALLS – When candidates running for a spot on the Rock Falls High School Board were asked about the biggest issue facing the district, each share ...
    March 26, 2015 - 2:29 pm
  • Say hello to Newman's take on 'Bye Bye Birdie'

    Conrad Birdie, played by Jake Neiswander, is fawned over as he performs during rehearsal of Newman Central Catholic High School's production of "Bye B ...
    March 25, 2015 - 9:10 pm
  • Belleville looks to eliminate township government

    BELLEVILLE (AP) – Joy Schreiber is the rare elected official who hopes voters get a chance to kick h ...
    March 25, 2015 - 8:52 pm
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