Illinois News

Sep
25
Pritzker OKs legislative maps despite heavy criticism

Pritzker OKs legislative maps despite heavy criticism

Illinois Democrats have not yet voted on new congressional district boundaries, but with the state losing a House seat due to population loss, they are expected to remove a GOP-held district and try to make other districts more friendly to Democrats.
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Sep
23
Police: Body in river was missing Illinois State student

Police: Body in river was missing Illinois State student

Day, 25, was last seen at the Illinois State campus on Aug. 24. His car was found in Peru two days later. The body was discovered in the Illinois River in the LaSalle-Peru area on Sept. 4.
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Sep
22
Shootings, school fights in Peoria; police: 'time to act'

Shootings, school fights in Peoria; police: 'time to act'

There were nine arrests related to a large fight last Friday at Peoria High School and the city has had 23 homicides this year.
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Sep
22
Ex-Kankakee official sent to prison for $2 million theft

Ex-Kankakee official sent to prison for $2 million theft

Richard Simms, 74, acknowledged diverting money through a fraudulent software invoicing scheme.
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Sep
17
Boeing to build Navy aircraft at MidAmerica, invest $200M

Boeing to build Navy aircraft at MidAmerica, invest $200M

Construction on the MidAmerica facility in Mascoutah, Illinois is scheduled to start later this year and be completed in early 2024. Production would start by mid-2024.
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Sep
09
Illinois House poised to approve compromise energy plan

Illinois House poised to approve compromise energy plan

Central and southern Illinois lawmakers are worried about the closure of the Springfield and Marissa coal plants. They worry not only about the loss of union jobs there, but also about what they say is little detail on how their generating capacity will be replaced.
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Sep
09
Venture capitalist joins list of Republican primary candidates for Illinois governor

Venture capitalist joins list of Republican primary candidates for Illinois governor

Jesse Sullivan, an Illinois native who founded Alter Global in San Francisco, released a campaign video portraying himself as an outsider who'll fight to solve the state's problems
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Sep
08
Week 3: Illinois High School Football Top 10 Poll

Week 3: Illinois High School Football Top 10 Poll

With two games down, here are the latest rankings of Illinois high school football teams in each class.
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Sep
07
Former US Sen. Adlai Stevenson III, 90, dead from dementia

Former US Sen. Adlai Stevenson III, 90, dead from dementia

Stevenson is survived by his wife, Nancy; two sons, Adlai IV and Warwick; two brothers, John and Borden; and nine grandchildren.
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Sep
06
Search for missing man includes body found in Illinois River

Search for missing man includes body found in Illinois River

Day was last seen in a Bloomington cannabis dispensary on Aug. 24. His abandoned car was found Aug. 26 in a wooded area near the Illinois Valley YMCA in Peru, located about 60 miles (97 kilometers) north of Bloomington in LaSalle County.
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