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Two Teens Charged in Death of Pelicans

NEWTON, Ill. (AP) — Two teenage boys have been charged in connection with five American White pelicans found shot dead at Newton Lake in Illinois. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says Monday that the boys are charged with unlawful take of migratory waterfowl with a rifle, among

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Slick Roads Cause Two I-80 Crashes

UTICA – Slick roads Monday morning caused two crashes near Utica on I-80.  Illinois State Police say a tractor trailer truck driven by a 63-year-old Oak Forest, Illinois man, was traveling West near the Utica exit when he allegedly lost control and struck a passenger vehicle. Police say

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Bridge Replacement East of Mendota

MENDOTA – Traffic heading east out of Mendota will experience delays through mid summer as a bridge is being replaced on Route 34.  According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Route 34 Bridge over the Little Vermillion River is set for replacement and will close the highway

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Groups trying to save Black Hawk statue

OREGON, Ill. (AP) — Groups are working to complete restoration of a century-old landmark known as the Black Hawk statue. The 48-foot-tall, 270-ton landmark in Lowden State Park has been covered in black protective sheets since a restoration effort that started five years ago came to a halt amid

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