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PHOENIX — US President Donald Trump tried to rewrite history Tuesday, defending his comments over the clashes in Charlottesville while leaving out the very words that ignited anger in the first place. Speaking in front of thousands of supporters in Phoenix, Arizona, Trump pulled out copies of three of his own speeches and rehashed what he’d said about white supremacists gathering around a statute of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in the Virginia university town on Aug 13. One…
08.23 / 11:52
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A new billboard in Bloomington is urging voters to hold the area's republican lawmakers…
08.23 / 11:52
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Wednesday's House session was canceled late Tuesday and the leading House Republican says Tuesday’s leaders’ meeting on school funding reform was productive, but more talks are exp…
08.23 / 11:52
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COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 24-year-old man has been charged with reckless driving in the death of a fire chief who was struck and killed in June while responding to a crash in southwestern M…
08.23 / 11:52
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ORIENT — The city of Orient and its nearly 350 residents quietly saw a milestone come and go last week — on Aug. 17, the settlement turned 100…
08.23 / 11:52
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ALTON - There was an art show at the corner of Third and Langdon Friday night.In the backyard of a duplex housing several staff members of Old Bakery Beer Company, a canopy and cork boards were erected Continue…
08.23 / 11:15
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TODAY (WEDNESDAY) • Barnd, Patricia N. (Neighbors). 11 a.m. today at First Presbyterian Church in Alton. Visitation 10 a.m. today until the time of the service at the church. Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home is in charge. • Powers, Joella (Lockhart) McAdams Powers. 10 a.m. today at Faith Temple United Pentecostal Church, 24263 U.S.…
08.23 / 11:06
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CHICAGO — Chicago police officers came under fire as they answered a call about shots fired. The shooting happened just before 9 a.m. Tuesday as officers arrived at 26th and South Albany. The police say they returned fire, but no one was hit or hospitalized. A handful of people were arrested. The incident grew tense as some neighbors claimed the police were profiling innocent people. Several people are being questioned about the confrontation. This is a developing story. Check back …
08.23 / 10:59
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Fox Lake police and firefighter/paramedics and Spring Grove firefighter/paramedics responded about 4:28 AM Tuesday August 22, 2017 to a report of a motorcycle crash with injuries and one person down on the ground at State Park Road and Grass Lake Road Fox Lake, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of a motorcycle crash with…
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Illinois State Fire Marshal, Grayslake Fire Protection District, evidence technicians from the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force, and Grayslake police joined forces Tuesday to seek to determine the cause of a fire that was reported just after midnight Tuesday August 22, 2017 on Normandy…
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has affirmed the conviction of a woman who filed $100 billion in bogus liens against judges, a prosecutor and other law enforcers in Chicago to avenge her brother's drug c…
08.23 / 10:53
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TOKYO (AP) — The commander of the Navy’s Asia-based 7th Fleet was dismissed Wednesday after a series of warship accidents raised questions about its operations in the…
08.23 / 10:53
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CHICAGO — Chicago police officers came under fire as they answered a call about shots fired. The shooting happened just before 9 a.m. Tuesday as officers arrived at 26th and South Albany. The police say they returned fire, but no one was hit or hospitalized. A handful of people were arrested. The incident grew tense as some neighbors claimed the police were profiling innocent people. Several people are being questioned about the confrontation. This is a developing story. Check back …
08.23 / 10:53
wgntv.com
Help and healing. That’s what organizers of the third Walk Out of Darkness march hope they can bring to the community. The walk aims to draw attention to suicide both to stem numbers through awareness and also to comfort survivors who have been affected by the loss of a loved one. At 7 p.m. Sept.…
08.23 / 10:07
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Twenty years ago, Illinois became the 15th state to put into effect a seemingly small change in the law that has resulted in hundreds of lives being saved. It was in July 1997 that the presumption of impairment for someone driving after drinking went from 0.10 to 0.08 blood-alcohol content. Less than a year later,…
08.23 / 10:07
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If you want to become a multi-millionaire, expect a wait in line. The jackpot for tonight’s Powerball has hit $700 million — the second-highest ever — buoyed by ticket-buyers scrambling for tickets since no one took the top prize Saturday. The drawing will be at 9:59 p.m. from Tallahassee, Florida. Five white balls will be…
08.23 / 10:07
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History and race clashed recently in Charlottesville, Virginia, and in other cities over the removal of Confederate monuments. The uproar over statues of Confederate leaders such as Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson has caused many cities and states, particularly in the South, to question these symbols of slave-owning traitors and white supremacy. Confederate monument…
08.23 / 10:07
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A boy was taken to the hospital after he was hit by a car in Bloomington Tuesday…
08.23 / 09:54
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The first African-American elected to the Normal Town Council believes it will take a lot more than inspired rhetoric to end racial bias in the…
08.23 / 09:54
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DU QUOIN, Ill. (AP) — The owners of a baseball bat company will serve as grand marshals of the 2017 Twilight Parade at the Du Quoin State F…
08.23 / 09:54
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