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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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Man defrauds several southern Illinois banks

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A 75-year-old man has been sentenced to 6-1/2 years in prison for defrauding seven southern Illinois banks out of more than $500,000.A federal judge ordered the sentence for Alfred Cross, who pleaded guilty to five counts of bank fraud. Cross is from Marion County

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Bureau County Approves Solar Project

PRINCETON – A solar farm was approved by the Bureau County Board Tuesday night. Despite the Zoning Board Administration’s recommended denial of the solar project, the board approved conditional use with stipulations included for Clean Energy Design Group. Conditions included implementing

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