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Bloomington zoo's Malayan sun bear euthanized at age 33

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 3:22am
Miller Park Zoo officials in central Illinois say their 33-year-old Malayan sun bear has had to be euthanized

UIS to conduct first responder training with state agency

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 3:19am
The University of Illinois Springfield is scheduled to train more than 20 first responders on ways to protect children and families

Illinois reports first human West Nile virus death of year

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:37am
Illinois public health officials say a Kankakee County resident is the first Illinoisan to die from West Nile virus this year in the state

5 Illinois counties eligible for federal flooding assistance

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 9:28am
Gov. Bruce Rauner says that federal loan assistance is being made available for residents in five Illinois counties affected by flooding in July

Dixon man fatally shoots 5-year-old son, self

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 6:27am
A northern Illinois man authorities say was being investigated for child abuse fatally shot his 5-year-old and later turned the gun on himself

Smashing: MLB home run record on track to fall Tuesday

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 5:34am
Major League Baseball is on track to break its season home run record with nearly two weeks left in the season, with 5,677 hit through Monday in this Summer of the Slugger, 16 shy of the mark set in 2000

Secretary of state warns of hurricane-related investor scams

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 2:48am
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has a word of warning for investors: Recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida will likely produce investment scams

32 Illinois counties get grant money for emergency centers

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 7:59pm
Emergency management agencies in 32 counties will be getting thousands of dollars each to beef up their emergency operations centers

Photos show 3 armed men in disguises robbing casino

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 5:30pm
Photos released by Illinois State Police show three armed men who allegedly robbed a southern Illinois casino and wounded a casino guard

County in Illinois to use grant to aid endangered bumblebee

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 3:08pm
A northern Illinois county will use a $5,500 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to restore a habitat for an endangered bumble bee

Methamphetamine use on the rise in southern Illinois

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 2:59pm
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration says the amount of methamphetamine coming into Southern Illinois has been on the rise for the past five or 10 years

Family donates papers dating to 1790s to Lincoln library

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:50am
The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum in Springfield has received historic documents tracing a southern Illinois family's history back to the 1790s

Illinois veteran of World War II to be awarded French honor

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 7:44pm
A 97-year-old World War II veteran will be given the highest honor France bestows on non-citizens for his service

Illinois grain tour for international buyers starts Monday

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 4:01pm
The Illinois Department of Agriculture is poised to host more than 20 international buyers from six countries in an effort to increase export sales for the state grain industry

Police: Guard shot during Casino Queen robbery was unarmed

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 11:44am
Authorities say a security guard who was shot and wounded during an armed robbery of the Casino Queen riverboat in East St. Louis did not have a weapon

New Illinois law lifts restrictions on crossbow hunting

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 8:26am
A new state law means that hunters in Illinois can use crossbows during archery hunting seasons

500-pound cast-iron musical clock new to downtown Effingham

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 7:13am
A law firm in downtown Effingham has added a more than 500-pound cast-iron clock that will play music

Illinois home named to National Register of Historic Places

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 11:24am
A central Illinois home where Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas had a historic meeting is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Report: Illinois soybean production up, corn down

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 7:09am
Illinois farmers are expected to harvest less corn this fall than last year, but soybean production is forecast to increase to a record high

A cappella group brings most revenue for Illinois fair shows

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 2:43pm
Ticket revenue at this year's Illinois State Fair Grandstand fell just short of the record $2.08 million sold in 2016