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  • Mercy Health System merging with Rockford Health System, plans to keep McHenry County facilities

    HARVARD – Mercy Health System, which operates a 65-bed hospital in Harvard and health care facilities in Woodstock, plans to merge with Rockford Healt ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • Truck driver saw Chicago-bound Amtrak train before Indiana collision, police say

    REYNOLDS, Ind. – A Chicago-bound Amtrak train collided with a semi-truck Tuesday morning in northwestern Indiana, injuring several people, after a tru ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Ebola nurse who was quarantined in New Jersey now in Maine

    FORT KENT, Maine — A nurse who was confined against her will at a hospital in New Jersey after treating Ebola patients in West Africa is in Maine, whe ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:29 am
  • Dallas nurse who had Ebola will be released from Atlanta hospital

    ATLANTA — A Dallas nurse who flew from Texas to Ohio and back before being diagnosed with Ebola will be released from an Atlanta hospital Tuesday afte ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:23 am
  • Amazon to open facility in Illinois, hire 1,000

    CHICAGO — Amazon Inc. says it plans to open its first facility in Illinois next year in a move that would create 1,000 jobs.
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:18 am
  • Peoria County grand jury indicts man in attack on pregnant girlfriend, deputies

    WEST PEORIA (AP) — A Peoria County grand jury has indicted a Chicago man who authorities say assaulted his pregnant girlfriend and then attacked sheri ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:17 am
  • Illinois schools ask FBI to investigate East St. Louis teacher's relationship with boy

    EAST ST. LOUIS (AP) — The East St. Louis school district has asked the FBI to investigate allegations that a female teacher had an inappropriate relat ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:15 am
  • Chicago man free on bond in sex assault charged in murder

    CHICAGO — A Chicago man free on bond on a sexual assault charge is now being held after allegedly fatally shooting a 23-year-old man last week.
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:14 am
  • Federal inmate accused of attacking Illinois prison worker

    BENTON — A Maryland man serving a 60-year federal prison sentence has pleaded not guilty to charges he assaulted a correctional officer in Illinois.
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:13 am
  • Gun found during Joliet drug arrest

    JOLIET - Two people were arrested early Monday after police reportedly found them with marijuana and a gun.
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 8:56 am
  • One family displaced in apartment fire in Batavia

    BATAVIA – After the smoke detector started going off in her apartment at the Lorlyn of Batavia apartment complex Monday afternoon, Stephanie McGlennon ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 8:54 am
  • Sycamore teens hurt in rollover crash

    DeKALB – Two Sycamore teenagers were injured, one critically, after the vehicle they were riding in left the road and struck a utility pole outside De ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 8:50 am
  • U.S. official urges allies to combat ISIL ideology

    KUWAIT CITY – The United States is pressing Arab nations and other allies to do more to counter the Islamic State group’s slick propaganda campaign, w ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Illinois farmers urged to be safe with ammonia

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Agriculture and the state's Fertilizer and Chemical Association are urging farmers and fertilizer dealers to ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Obama goes to Wisconsin in bid to oust Gov. Walker

    MADISON, Wis. – President Barack Obama is making a rare appearance on the campaign trail just one week before Election Day in an effort to help a Demo ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:34 pm
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