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  • New Illinois schools chief says funding fix could take years

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The state’s new superintendent of schools believes the formula to distribute stat ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • School spends $30K for Biden speech

    URBANA (AP) – Officials say the University of Illinois spent an estimated $30,000 to bring Vice Pres ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Firefighter injured in candle warehouse fire

    BATAVIA (AP) – Fire officials in suburban Chicago are investigating the cause of a fire at a warehou ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Boy, 15, accused of sexual assault

    CHICAGO (AP) – A 15-year-old boy is being accused of beating and sexually assaulting a 41-year-old w ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers consider ban on crib bumper pads

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois lawmakers are again considering a ban on crib bumper pads along with a p ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Illinois GOP targets political hiring; Democrats wary

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Republicans have unveiled legislation backed by Gov. Bruce Rauner they say wi ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Mercy Garden plants seeds of self-sufficiency

    DECATUR – In 9 years of vegetable gardening with her boyfriend, Danielle Aughton never knew the best ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • Dog left for days inside Chicago animal control van

    CHICAGO (AP) – Authorities say a dog was forgotten and left for several days inside a Chicago Animal ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Officials say heavy rains kill 37 in northwest Pakistan

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) – Heavy rains and strong winds tore through northwest Pakistan on Sunday, up ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • Fire officials: Schafer Fisheries deemed a total loss

    FULTON – Little remained of a family business in Fulton after a fire tore through it Friday. Schafer ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Aftershocks terrify survivors of quake that killed 2,500

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) – Shell-shocked and sleeping in the streets, tens of thousands of Nepalese bra ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Tuesday, April 28Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plann ...
    April 26, 2015 - 8:44 pm
  • Chicago Bears players visit with Fairdale tornado victims

    KIRKLAND (AP) – Two Chicago Bears players have visited with residents recovering from the tornado th ...
    April 26, 2015 - 8:20 pm
  • RFHS March Student of the Month: Katherine Krone

    Katherine Krone, 18, of Rock Falls, is Rock Falls High School’s March Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Scott and Holly Krone.
    April 26, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • Walmart grant applications due Friday

    CHICAGO – Nonprofit organizations have until Friday to submit grant applications for funds from the Wal-Mart Foundation State Giving Council Program.
    April 26, 2015 - 8:20 pm
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