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'A Christmas Story' cast members to ride in Highland parade

Daily Herald - Illinois - 9 hours 3 min ago
One of the most famous bullies in the history of movies is coming to southern Illinois for the holidays

Philanthropy earns Howard Buffett spot on Wall of Fame

Daily Herald - Illinois - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 2:57pm
Macon County Sheriff Howard Buffett has become the latest inductee into Decatur, Illinois' Wall of Fame

Man stabbed to death in Carbondale, girlfriend charged

Daily Herald - Illinois - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 1:48pm
A Carbondale woman has been arrested in the stabbing death of her boyfriend

IDOT administrator cited for illegal hiring of neighbor

Daily Herald - Illinois - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 4:12pm
The Executive Inspector General has found that an Illinois Department of Transportation administrator violated conflict-of-interest and merit-hiring rules in the hiring of her next-door neighbor as fleet manager in 2014

Jury convicts Illinois paramedic of stealing fentanyl

Daily Herald - Illinois - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 1:01pm
A federal jury has convicted a southern Illinois paramedic on charges he stole fentanyl and left tampered vials that could have been used on patients

Venezuela arrests Citgo chief in anti-corruption dragnet

Daily Herald - Illinois - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 3:20pm
Venezuelan authorities say they have detained the acting president of Citgo, the state-owned oil company's U.S. subsidiary, for alleged corruption

With the opening weekend of the 166th gun deer season concluded, hunters can look forward to more opportunities through the second weekend

Wisconsin DNR Weekly News - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 2:26pm
- - MADISON - By the time the sun set on opening weekend of Wisconsin's 166th gun deer season, more than 582,800 hunters had purchased their license and headed into the outdoors of the annual nine-day gun deer hunt in Wisconsin. Although 587,440 licenses were sold last year, the total number of hunters that took to the field is very close to the number that purchased a license last year, the state saw approximately 6,200 additional non-residents choose to travel to Wisconsin to pursue one of their favorite activities.

December public meetings will gather feedback regarding outdoor recreation in Wisconsin

Wisconsin DNR Weekly News - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 2:26pm
MADISON - The public will have an opportunity to provide input on outdoor-based recreation in Wisconsin as part of a Department of Natural Resources Recreation Opportunities Analysis, which is examining existing opportunities and future recreation opportunities in eight regions throughout Wisconsin. The final regions to be studied are the Southern Gateways and Lower Lake Michigan Coastal regions. The counties included in these regions are as follows: - - - Southern Gateways: Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Lafayette, Richland, Rock, and SaukLower Lake Michigan Coastal: Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington, and Waukesha - The public is invited to participate in this analysis by providing information through an online input form by searching the DNR website, dnr.wi.gov, for keyword "ROA." The public can provide feedback online or print out the questionnaire and send completed forms to the department. Public input opportunities for these two regions are open through Jan. 2, 2018.

4 bighead carp caught on Lower Wisconsin River during fall surveys

Wisconsin DNR Weekly News - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 2:26pm
Anglers reminded to report catching the invasive Asian carp - - - - PRAIRIE DU SAC - With state fisheries crews recently catching four Asian carp on the Lower Wisconsin River and finding another dead along the shore, anglers who catch one of the invasive carp species are reminded to keep the fish and contact their local fish biologist. - - David Rowe, DNR fisheries supervisor, on the left, and Alex Bentz, DNR fisheries technician, on the right, display a bighead carp captured during DNR fall sturgeon surveys on the Lower Wisconsin River. Photo Credit: DNR - - "Anyone who catches a fish they believe to be an Asian carp species -- bighead, silver, black or grass -- should keep the fish, make sure it's dead before they leave the riverway, and contact their local fisheries biologist to verify the species," says David Rowe, a fisheries supervisor based in Fitchburg.

Family of man slain in traffic stop sues Rockford

Daily Herald - Illinois - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:25pm
The family of a man who died in northern Illinois last month after an apparent altercation during a traffic stop has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

Ogle County sheriff: 6 dead in house fire in rural northern Illinois

Daily Herald - Illinois - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 7:20am
Ogle County sheriff: 6 dead in house fire in rural northern Illinois

Illinois prison guard gets 4 months for assaulting inmate

Daily Herald - Illinois - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 3:37am
A former Illinois correctional officer received a four-month prison sentence for choking, punching and kneeing a handcuffed prisoner in 2016

Illinois DNR to landowners: Do homework before selling trees

Daily Herald - Illinois - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 8:55pm
The state of Illinois is warning people who own forest land to do their homework before agreeing to sell mature forest trees and logs

Coal City man pleads not guilty in woman's shooting death

Daily Herald - Illinois - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:49pm
A northern Illinois man has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend

Smoke plumes rise from East St. Louis vacant building fire

Daily Herald - Illinois - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:28pm
East St. Louis Fire Chief Jason Blackmon says a blaze in a vacant apartment building "really took off," prompting his crews to make an aggressive attack to get it under control

Honeywell idling Metropolis plant, reducing staff by 170

Daily Herald - Illinois - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:40am
Honeywell says it is closing its plan in the southern Illinois city of Metropolis and reducing the workforce by 170 employees along with contractor positions

University degrees combine computer science and ag, music

Daily Herald - Illinois - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 3:49am
The University of Illinois plans to offer new degrees that combine computer science with music or crop sciences

Police dog to regularly search public schools in Springfield

Daily Herald - Illinois - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 2:46pm
Springfield Public Schools officials have hired a canine handler to regularly search middle and high schools for drugs, bombs and guns

Decatur Police investigate shooting death

Daily Herald - Illinois - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 9:07am
A 48-year-old man has been found shot to death in the backyard of a Decatur house

Illinois man's memory to live on with Rose Parade float

Daily Herald - Illinois - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 8:17am
A 22-year-old central Illinois man who died of an undetected aneurysm is being remembered with his portrait on a float at this year's Rose Parade in California