Phillips steps down as head boy's basketball coach at MacArthur


MacArthur High School's boy's varsity basketball coach Felipe Phillips announced his resignation on Wednesday after 6 years of leading the team...

Clean Water Initiative expands its funding for green infrastructure


A newly signed law is aimed at fighting the effects of flooding around Illinois.   Local governments will now be able to receive funding from the state for projects that prevent flooding and remove pollutants from storm water.   Director of the

Red Cross seeking help as blood donations continue summer decline


The Red Cross needs blood; the Red Cross says nationwide their blood donations have been down 11 weeks in a row...

Governor's investigation into the Clinton Landfill draws ire of local lawmaker


Governor Pat Quinn is directing the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) to investigate how the Dewitt County Board obtained the permit that could possibly allow toxic chemicals to be dumped in it....

FutureGen project may become partially publicly funded


A court says state regulators can force Illinois electricity customers to help pay for the $1.6-billion FutureGen project...

Health care ruling won't have immediate impact on Illinois


Officials say Illinois health insurance customers shouldn't feel any immediate effect of a federal appeals court panel's ruling as a confusing legal battle continues over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul...

New capital construction bill adds $85 million in road construction projects to


A new construction bill will provide Macon and Sangamon Counties with nearly $85 million worth of road repairs...

Quinn administration fires back at Rauner on budget plan


With Bruce Rauner unveiling his several step plan for getting Illinois back on solid fiscal ground, Governor Quinn's campaign says Rauner's plan might not be all it's cracked up to be...

Despite dry spell, Illinois crops are still performing better than average


Cool and dry conditions prevailed in the week just past, according to the USDA crop report for Illinois...

Federal appeals court deals blow to Affordable Care Act


A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies...

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Road closures and construction schedule for Macon County

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UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian officials said, as Israel pressed forward with its 17-day war against the territory's Hamas rulers....
FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel....
10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos
Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see....
Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed' in Mali
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali during a rainstorm, officials said. France deployed fighter jets to search for wreckage and the country's president said the plane most likely crashed....
Arizona execution rekindles death penalty debate
FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) -- The nation's third execution in six months to go awry rekindled the debate over the death penalty and handed potentially new evidence to those building a case against lethal injection as cruel and unusual punishment....
 
 

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