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

9 hours 14 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

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

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

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

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

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

Family of man slain in traffic stop sues Rockford

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AP Exclusive: 4 in 5 Illinois debris sites high in toxins

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 7:13am
Four in five Illinois quarries backfilling with demolition waste show higher-than-acceptable levels of toxins, according to state sampling results obtained by The Associated Press

Newspaper investigation finds Illinois raffle irregularities

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 10:26am
A newspaper investigation has found that at least a dozen raffles conducted largely by veterans' organizations in southwest Illinois may not be in accordance with state law

$80M Mississippi River bridge opens from Illinois to Iowa

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 7:50am
Illinois and Iowa officials are celebrating the opening of a new Mississippi River bridge from Savanna to Sabula, Iowa