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Parole Denied for “Starved Rock Killer”

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Prisoner Review Board denied parole to a 79-year-old inmate sentenced to life in prison for the killings of three suburban Chicago women at Starved Rock State Park. They voted 7-7 Thursday on Chester Weger’s request, leaving him short of the needed majority vote

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Body of Infant Found

CARROLLTON, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve found the body of a 6-month-old boy in a wooded area of southwestern Illinois after the child was reported missing over the weekend. State police say the boy and his 22-year-old mother were reported missing Saturday to police in Alton and

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County Unemployment Rates Rise

OTTAWA – State and county unemployment rates increased within the past month, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Currently state unemployment is at 4.2 percent, just a tenth of a percent increase compared to last month. However, county unemployment rates scale

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IVCH MRI Magnet Delivered through the Roof

PERU – A giant magnet for a new MRI system was lifted through the roof of Illinois Valley Community Hospital on Wednesday. The magnet that will be the heart of the new MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) system at Illinois Valley Community Hospital. It was lifted into place by crane through

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Safety training at Streator High School

Streator High School conducted school safety training Wednesday in conjunction with the Streator Police Department and the Streator Fire Department. The drills and training ran from 11:45 AM to 2:30 PM. There was  a heavy presence of law enforcement and fire department services present at the

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