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  • Caterpillar to lay off 50 more workers at East Peoria plant

    PEORIA – Caterpillar Inc. says it will lay off 50 more workers at its East Peoria plant in addition to the 120 layoffs announced last week.
    June 23, 2015 - 6:41 pm
  • Former Illinois health official Quinshaunta Golden gets 8 years for kickbacks

    SPRINGFIELD – A former Illinois Department of Public Health aide was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison for her part in a kickback scheme that ...
    June 23, 2015 - 6:29 pm
  • Appellate court keeps alive Aurora Planned Parenthood case

    CHICAGO — An Illinois appellate court has ruled a lower court made a mistake when it dismissed a lawsuit challenging the opening of a suburban Chicago ...
    June 23, 2015 - 4:18 pm
  • Sublette tornado measured at a strong EF-2

    SUBLETTE – The National Weather Service has sent survey teams to the Sauk Valley today to determine the exact type of weather that did all the damage.
    June 23, 2015 - 3:37 pm
  • Tornado touches down in Sublette; Sterling mall loses its roof

    STERLING – At least five people were injured when a tornado touched down at a private campground in Sublette, knocking down trees and trapping some re ...
    June 23, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Hundreds of homes damaged when tornado hits Woodhaven Lakes campground in Sublette

    SUBLETTE – Hundreds of homes in Woodhaven Lakes, a private campground north of Sublette, are gone, destroyed Monday night when an EF-2 tornado ripped ...
    June 24, 2015 - 12:40 am
  • Grundy County neighbors pull together after tornadoes hit (with videos)

    COAL CITY – Morris Community High School Superintendent Pat Halloran, along with his family and his neighbors the Rices, bunkered in the basement of G ...
    June 24, 2015 - 12:46 am
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. released from halfway house in Baltimore

    WASHINGTON – Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. returned to his family’s Washington, D.C., home on Monday after leaving a halfway house where he lived ...
    June 22, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Mother, 9-year-old son die after SUV crashes into pond

    AURORA – A suburban Chicago mother and her 9-year-old son have died from their injuries days after their SUV crashed into a retention pond.
    June 22, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Records: Illinois film tax credits total $204 million so far

    CHICAGO – The state of Illinois has granted $204 million in tax breaks to more than 930 movies, TV shows and commercials filmed in the state from July ...
    June 22, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Noodles president to become Portillo's 2nd CEO

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. – The president of the Noodles & Co. restaurants is leaving to take over the top job at Portillo's, a Chicago-area burger and hot do ...
    June 22, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Metra to test allowing small pets on Rock Island weekend trains

    CHICAGO — Metra Chicago commuter trains are testing out allowing small pets for three months starting July 4.
    June 22, 2015 - 4:01 pm
  • Sky Trek Tower at Six Flags Great America to remain closed indefinitely after being stuck

    GURNEE (AP) — A spokeswoman for Six Flags Great America says its Sky Trek Tower ride will remain closed indefinitely after it came to a stop and rider ...
    June 22, 2015 - 3:58 pm
  • Airlines cancel 500+ flights at O'Hare, Midway airports in Chicago before storms

    CHICAGO (AP) — Airlines have canceled more than 500 flights at Chicago's two international airports amid forecasts of thunderstorms that could bring d ...
    June 22, 2015 - 3:57 pm
  • Tennessee truck driver charged in Illinois highway crash

    FOREST VIEW – A semi driver from Tennessee faces a felony charge of driving while fatigued following a 12-vehicle crash on Interstate 55 in suburban C ...
    June 21, 2015 - 11:58 pm
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