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Illinois sees fewer West Nile cases, still advises caution

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 12:47pm
Illinois public health experts say they're seeing fewer human cases of the West Nile virus this summer but still ask residents to protect themselves against mosquito bites, which cause the infection

Illinois town hit by tornado collects bug spray for Texas

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 3:37am
A southern Illinois town that had its own deadly natural disaster in 2012 is collecting bug repellant for people who are recovering from Hurricane Harvey

Illinois Transportation Department hiring winter staff

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 2:48pm
The Illinois Department of Transportation is looking for temporary employees to help with snow and ice removal this winter

Caribbean nation reviews Springfield lab's herpes test

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 2:38pm
A health official of a Caribbean nation is investigating a test on a genital herpes vaccine conducted by a Springfield-based company

Danville to welcome first air show in over 30 years

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 9:47am
The Danville area is set to see its first air show for the first time more than three decades

Lincoln Museum to host premier of Ken Burns' Vietnam film

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 9:44am
The Vietnam War is coming to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Museum in Springfield

Madison County helping elderly navigate legal system

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 3:13pm
Madison County in southern Illinois is making it easier for the elderly to navigate the legal system

Illinois sheriff's office removes skull logo amid complaints

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 1:56pm
A northern Illinois sheriff's department has heeded complaints from some that a skull logo was inappropriate and it's discontinuing its use

Illinois National Guard sends plane in advance of Irma

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 9:50am
The Illinois National Guard is preparing to help out again with another potentially damaging hurricane

Illinois financial literacy standards take effect

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 6:57am
Illinois schools will be required to teach financial literacy skills such as balancing a checkbook and putting money into a savings account this school year

Illinois State University raises $21.4M in private money

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 6:25am
Illinois State University says it raised $21.4 million in private dollars during fiscal year 2017 -- the third-best year on record

Danville starting to put signs directing to downtown area

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 6:21am
Danville officials have started putting up signs around the eastern Illinois city showing ways to the downtown district and other areas

Gov. Rauner requests federal help for Northwest suburban flood victims

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 3:56pm
Gov. Bruce Rauner has asked President Donald Trump to approve federal assistance to help people in Cook, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties recover from flooding and severe storms in July.

Ash borer wiping out ash trees in Decatur

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 12:41pm
The emerald ash borer epidemic that hit central Illinois five years ago is still going strong and could spell the end of ash trees in Decatur

Study: Quincy University has $53M impact in west Illinois

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 10:27am
A new study finds that Quincy University has a $53 million influence on a six-county area in western Illinois

EXCHANGE: Gardens in Illinois Valley seek to unify community

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 10:11am
ILLINOIS EXCHANGE: Peru, Utica hope their gardens will bring the community together

Peoria police officers starting children's boxing program

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 9:46am
Peoria police officers are renting a vacant building and launching a program for young boxers

Illinois State Rep. Brandon Phelps resigns

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 7:09am
Citing health reasons, Illinois State Rep. Brandon Phelps stepped down after 17 years

Illinois waives commercial driving test for some veterans

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 6:35am
Veterans no longer must take a written test to obtain a commercial driver's license in Illinois if they operated a large truck in the military in 2016

Plant burning medical waste near homes gets Utah OK to move

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 2:21pm
Utah air quality regulators have approved plans from a medical waste burning plant cited for toxic emissions in a neighborhood to relocate to a rural part of the state