PERU — A Peru man is in critical condition following a roll-over accident north of Interstate 80 this morning. Peru Police say 36-year old Thomas Byrd was eastbound on Unytite Drive around 5 AM this morning, travelling at 50 MPH, when he lost control of his car and rolled over several times Read moreContinue Reading »
STREATOR — Streator Police are investigating a case of theft from Wal-mart early Saturday morning. Authorities say a group of individuals entered the store around 2:30 AM Saturday and had their faces covered. Upon entering the store, police say the group went straight for the electronics Read moreContinue Reading »
CHICAGO (AP) — Northwestern University and the University of Chicago have joined other leading universities in siding with civil liberties lawyers in opposing President Donald Trump’s travel ban.
In papers filed Monday in a New York federal court, the schools contend the order Read moreContinue Reading »
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in Springfield say a 3-year-old child has died from smoke inhalation in an apartment building fire.
Springfield Fire Chief Barry Helmerichs says firefighters were called around 5 a.m. Monday and the mother of the child and two of her other children, Read moreContinue Reading »
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Two Illinois lawmakers have proposed a plan to offer tax credits to biotechnology businesses in hopes of boosting agricultural jobs in central Illinois.
The legislation, introduced by Republican state Sen. Chapin Rose of Mahomet and Democratic state Sen. Andy Manar Read moreContinue Reading »
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois court is set to take up a motion filed by the state attorney general to halt state employee paychecks until lawmakers solve Illinois’ budget impasse.
Legislators are simultaneously considering a threat by Gov. Bruce Rauner to veto one of two Read moreContinue Reading »
KIRKLAND, Ill. (AP) — DeKalb County authorities say two men died in a head-on crash on a rural road between an all-terrain vehicle and a dirt bike.
The crash Saturday just after 7:30 p.m. killed 21-year-old Dakota M. Sikula of Hampshire, Illinois, and 21-year-old Douglas W. Wallace Jr. Read moreContinue Reading »
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Six schools in central Illinois are participating in a pilot project to train teachers, administrators and other adults to help students who are affected by trauma.
The program began through a Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration grant to train Read moreContinue Reading »
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Nearly 150 bobcats were taken during the first season that a new law allowed the previously endangered animals to be hunted.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says preliminary totals show 141 bobcats were taken during the season, which ran from Read moreContinue Reading »