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TODAY (WEDNESDAY) • Ruppel, Raymond A. 10:30 a.m. today at Salem Lutheran Church in Chandlerville. Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Virginia is in charge. — THURSDAY • Jones, George E. 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Cemetery in Jacksonville. Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Jacksonville is in charge. • Schreieck, John Donald “Don.” 10…
04.26 / 11:30
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The continued budget stalemate in Illinois is forcing Heartland Community College to take a hard look at its budget over the next few…
04.26 / 11:16
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WILL COUNTY, Ill. — A land and air search is underway this morning for a missing child. 1-year-old Semaj Crosby was last seen yesterday afternoon on Luana Road and Richards Street in Joliet Township. Police say she was playing with a group of kids while a relative was repairing a car. When a relative went to check on Crosby, she was gone. Crosby was wearing dark blue jeans, a grey long-sleeve shirt with a cat face on it and white…
04.26 / 11:16
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Despite the casting of 517 votes to determine who would sit on the Rockford, Illinois school board, it took the drawing of a card to decide the w…
04.26 / 11:16
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — University of Illinois officials say a team of outside experts has issued a report with suggestions for improving diversity and inclusion on campus, including creating a new vice chancellor for diversity p…
04.26 / 11:16
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials are poised to consider the status of the pension Dennis Hastert receives for the time he served in the state's General A…
04.26 / 11:16
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Charges are pending against two people who were involved early Wednesday in a police chase of a vehicle that had been reported stolen, according to Chicago police.  About 12:15 a.m., Chicago police officers in the 1600 block of South Springfield Avenue began pursuing two people who were …
The judge in the murder case involving Robert Gill will decide Friday whether the trial will begin in late May or face further delays. The 63-year old Gill is accused Read…
04.26 / 10:56
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Classes at Jacksonville High School were interrupted about an hour Tuesday after students were evacuated because of the smell of natural gas in several classrooms and the hallway. Principal Mike McGiles said students were taken out of the building at 8:50 a.m., during first period, while the Jacksonville Fire Department and Ameren Illinois crews checked…
04.26 / 10:33
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A special phone conference Friday will determine whether the trial of a man accused in the fatal shooting of his former son-in-law will begin in May or be further delayed. Robert Gill, 63, of Jacksonville is scheduled to stand trial starting May 23 in the September 2015 shooting death of 35-year-old Andrew Maul. But during…
04.26 / 10:33
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Illinois College and Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site are partnering to offer summer camp programs benefiting youth of various age groups. “Walking in Lincoln’s Footsteps” will serve fourth- to sixth-graders June 20-24. The educational day camp includes opportunities to participate in demonstrations of village crafts and trades with the New Salem site interpreters, trace…
04.26 / 10:33
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Linda Settles (from left) and Nancy Hamby of the Morgan County Garden Club reorganize plants at the club’s sale Tuesday. There will be another sale May 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. Linda Settles (from left) and Nancy Hamby of the Morgan County Garden Club reorganize plants at the club’s sale Tuesday. There will be…
04.26 / 10:33
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On Dec. 11, 1941 — four days after the attack upon Pearl Harbor — the submarine USS Gudgeon, under the command of Lt. Cmdr. Elton W. Grenfell, departed Hawaii on its first war patrol. It was also the day Germany declared war on the United States. Launched in January 1941, the Tambor-class submarine was 307…
04.26 / 10:33
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United Airlines is investigating a report that a giant rabbit died on one of its trans-Atlantic…
04.26 / 10:24
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BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) — Tucked between a dog trainer shop and a dog groomer shop sits Dragon's Refuge, one of the area's only comic book and table top game s…
04.26 / 10:20
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CARROLLTON — Students that are part of the newly launched Greene-Calhoun CEO program will show off the culmination of their hard work at a special trade show today. In August, the Greene-Calhoun CEO program launched to help kids gain a better understanding of how to develop and run a business. Greene-Calhoun CEO instructor and coordinator…
04.26 / 09:30
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CHICAGO – For better or worse, you know what you are going to get. It won’t be too controversial. It may not even be that interesting. Some might describe it as bland. That’s just how Fred Hoiberg interacts with the media. Not everyone can be a soundbite machine and that’s not what the second-year Bulls coach has been since taking over the job in 2015. His answers are usually not going to kick up much fuss before or after a…
04.26 / 09:22
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CHICAGO – For better or worse, you know what you are going to get. It won’t be too controversial. It may not even be that interesting. Some might describe it as bland. That’s just how Fred Hoiberg interacts with the media. Not everyone can be a soundbite machine and that’s not what the second-year Bulls coach has been since taking over the job in 2015. His answers are usually not going to kick up much fuss before or after a…
04.26 / 09:15
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ST. LOUIS – During the Cubs’ run to a pair of playoff appearances and a World Championship in 2016, he made a number of plays to bring the team to the top of the baseball world. Yet Cubs fans never saw anything from Chris Coghlan that could quite match what he pulled off in a different blue uniform on Tuesday night. The Blue Jays outfielder pulled off arguably the play of the year so far in 2017 when he dove…
04.26 / 08:23
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