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  • Jury out on wage bump

    CHICAGO (AP) – A newly signed law that’ll more than double what Illinois jurors are paid while reduc ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Report: Illinois treasurer OK'd raises for dozens

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Outgoing Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford gave pay raises to dozens of employees ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • Authorities: Gunman had long record

    NEW YORK (AP) – The gunman who fatally ambushed two police officers in their squad car had a long cr ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • Moweaqua native is an ADM trucker

    DECATUR (AP) – Some would swear 20-year-old Nathan Hardeman has diesel fuel running through his vein ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • Police looking for suspect in Effingham shooting

    EFFINGHAM (AP) – Police in Effingham are searching for the source of gunfire that wounded a runner i ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Milestone in osprey program as birds migrate

    DECATUR (AP) – Osprey that are part of an initiative to reintroduce the fish-eating hawks in Illinoi ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • Republicans fighting to hang onto Senate – in 2016

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate majority in hand, ascendant Republicans are set to challenge President Bara ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Doctors urge safe burials

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) – The radio announcement is chilling and blunt: “If I die, I want the deaths to ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Pope's role in Cuba deal fractures Cuban-American flock

    MIAMI (AP) – The key role Pope Francis played encouraging talks between Presidents Barack Obama and ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Lights spruce up tribute to veterans in Rock Falls

    Burt Fuller of Rock Falls attaches christmas lights to a yellow ribbon at his home Saturday. Fuller has asked for donations of lights to decorate the ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • November Student of the Month Clarissa Worcester

    Clarissa Worcester, 17, of Rock Falls, is one of Sterling High School’s November Students of the Month. She is the daughter of Linda and John Worceste ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 8:13 pm
  • November Student of the Month Tanner Massey

    Tanner Massey, 17, of Amboy, is one of Sterling High School’s November Students of the Month. He is the son of Stacia and Tommy Massey. He has a siste ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 8:13 pm
  • Secret Santas help dozens of families in Lee, Whiteside counties

    STERLING – Being a secret Santa for one child was not good enough for Tina Duncan. Duncan, whose fam ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • Mount Morris woman receives 51-year-old Christmas card

    MOUNT MORRIS – Kelly Denton spent the past few days trying to figure out how a long-lost Christmas card appeared in her mailbox.
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • State: Applications slow for medical marijuana cards

    STERLING – Of the 11,000 people in Illinois who have begun registration for a medical marijuana card, only 1,600 people have actually submitted part o ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 10:12 pm

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