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3 men killed when Jeep slams into tree

WOODSTOCK, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in northern Illinois say three men were killed when a vehicle they were in slid off a road and slammed into a tree. The crash happened at about 3:30 on Sunday morning in unincorporated Woodstock. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Department says the

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Infant Kidnapping Fabricated Saturday Night

FARMINGTON – A statewide Amber Alert that was issued for an infant that was in a stolen car was a hoax created by a man who allegedly was the victim of a robbery during a drug deal.   The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office say they received a call around 5 p.m.  for a stolen car from a

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Man dies after accident in steel foundry

GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a 54-year-old man has died after being crushed at a southwestern Illinois steel foundry. Federal safety regulators say Roy Evans of Carrolton was crushed Thursday by a stack of skids, which are 2,000-pound metal frames. The accident occurred at American

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Streator Pushes to Ban Sweepstakes Machines

STREATOR – The city of Streator is pushing for a ban on non-licensed video gambling also known as sweepstakes machines. In a council meeting earlier this week, council agreed to draft an ordinance to ban the machines. The profits from the non-licensed machines stay with the business and the

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Bomb Hoax Emails Reported Nationwide

CHICAGO— Businesses and schools were evacuated because of a bomb threat hoax across the United States Thursday. Rush-Copley Hospital and the Aurora City Hall were among many places that received threats according to the Aurora Police Department. Rochelle Community Hospital also reported getting

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