Poverty rate holds steady in Illinois


Illinois' poverty scorecard looks familiar...

Sears in Hickory Point Mall to close in December


Hickory Point Mall will be losing its second large box store this year as Sears announced they will be closing their Hickory Point Mall location this December...

Unemployment rate creeps toward 6 year low


The state’s unemployment rate is at its lowest point since July of 2008...

West Nile virus claims two lives in northern Illinois


The Illinois Department of Public Health announced on Thursday that two Illinois residents, both from northern Illinois, have passed away from complications of West Nile...

Park District puts 'Chandler Cove' development on hold


The Decatur Park District is pumping the brakes on a possible development project in Chandler Park...

A court ruling is expected today that will decide the ballot fate of the Liberta


A Sangamon County judge is expected to rule Thursday on an appeal by Republican attorneys to remove a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor from the November ballot...

Macon County Sheriff's Office working to promote railway safety


The Macon County Sheriff’s Office has been keeping a close eye on the county’s railroad crossings this week as the state observes Railroad Safety Week...

School District installs carbon monoxide detectors in school following poisoning


Officials at a Springfield-area middle school have installed carbon monoxide detectors and tested a water heater after more than 140 students and adults were sent to hospitals when they became ill from a carbon monoxide leak...

University committee pushes for new medical school at U of I's Champaign-Urbana


A committee of faculty members at the University of Illinois' Urbana-Champaign campus has endorsed a proposal to build a new medical school...

Foundation created to memorialize fallen firefighter


A new foundation to help the families of first responders is also being created as a memorial to a fallen firefighter from the central Illinois community of Hudson...

BREAKING: Man arrested, charged, in connection with skeletal remains found in Ro


A month to the day that police found the skeletal remains of Tracy Trimby in Rochester, a man has been charged in connection with her disappearance...

Traffic Updates and Street Closures


Road closures and construction schedule for Macon County

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AP Interview: El-Sissi ready to back anti-IS fight
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi told The Associated Press on Saturday he is prepared to give whatever support is needed in the fight against the Islamic State group but called for a "comprehensive strategy" to tackle the roots of extremism across the region....
Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world's most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo....
Buffer zone agreed upon in Ukrainian peace talks
MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- Sporadic artillery fire hit parts of eastern Ukraine on Saturday, hours after negotiators agreed to create a buffer zone between government troops and pro-Russian militants by halting their advances, pulling back heavy weapons and withdrawing foreign fighters....
Agents nab intruder who darted into White House
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An intruder made it through the front door of the White House after scaling the mansion's fence before Secret Service agents apprehended him. The first family was not in the residence....
Sierra Leone into massive Ebola isolation effort
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Some residents ran from their homes in Sierra Leone to avoid being trapped during a three-day lockdown to contain the Ebola outbreak, a health worker said Saturday, a minor setback on the second day of a massive effort to confine 6 million people to their homes....
 
 

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