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Lincoln’s Bible unveiled in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Historians say an enormous Bible given to Abraham Lincoln in the final months of the Civil War ties together the 16th president’s budding views on spirituality and his belief that God was calling him to end slavery as well as his widow’s labors to solidify

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Body of motorcyclists found in Rockton

ROCKTON, Ill. (AP) — The body of a 42-year-old motorcyclist has been found deep in a northeastern Illinois field several days after he apparently crashed. Media outlets report that Winnebago County coroner’s office deputies located the man and the motorcycle Tuesday several hundred feet

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Ottawa transitions to fob security

OTTAWA – The city of Ottawa is in the process of upgrading their security system. According to Mayor Dan Aussem, the city has already installed fob security at their police and fire stations, now they’re extending those upgrades to city hall and public works buildings. Aussem says the

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Grand Ridge Police Warn of Phone Scam

GRAND RIDGE – The Grand Ridge Police Department is warning residents of another scam where a caller claims to be a member of their department. They received a complaint about someone who called claiming that the victims Social Security number was used at the boarder with Mexico and that

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