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  • Top 5 things to do this weekend, March 27-29

    Take the kids out huntingIt's Easter egg hunting season in the Sauk Valley. Here are just a few of t ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Mount Morris grocery expansion to begin in May

    MOUNT MORRIS – Sullivan's Foods plans to start construction in May on a new building at its site along 101 state Route 64.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Western Illinois plans program for women students in science

    MACOMB (AP) — Western Illinois University is starting a new program to help support women studying science, technology, engineering and math.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • State Capitol brickwork needs repair

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Access to the north entrance of the Illinois Capitol building is being restricted due to some aging brickwork.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • 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
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