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Western Illinois boosts playoff bid with 28-14 win over SIU

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 02:03:49 GMT

Wideout Jaelon Acklin caught a touchdown pass in setting a school record and ran for another, and Western Illinois beat Southern Illinois 28-14 on Saturday. The Leathernecks , ranked in the FCS top 10, are hopeful for a playoff bid when the field is announced Sunday.




Rain, wind advisories in play for East Central Illinois

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 21:14:11 GMT

The National Weather Service has issued several advisories for our listening area: * A flash flood warning for northern Piatt, central DeWitt, northern Vermilion and northern Champaign counties until 3 p.m. Saturday. * A flood warning for the Sugar Creek at Milford from Sunday afternoon until Monday afternoon.




Will: In Illinois, a looming battle over the bankrupting 'blue model'

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 03:04:24 GMT

This state's story, which lately has been depressing, soon will acquire a riveting new chapter. In 2018 Illinois will have the nation's most important, expensive and strange election.




Illinois launches initiative to find ill senior citizens

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:24:00 GMT

Illinois has launched a new initiative that aims to inform police officers and the public of how to spot and assist elderly people suffering from dementia. Under the campaign, police recruits and officers statewide will be trained on warning signs, interacting with those affected by dementia and the criteria for initiating a Silver Search, a special category of missing persons focused on senior citizens.




Illinois General Assembly Takes Steps to Address Sexual Harassment in Government

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:23:59 GMT

In the past several months, it often seems like the news brings daily revelations of a new individual in a position of power committing sexual harassment, or even sexual assault, against employees. Springfield is no stranger to sexual harassment, as nearly 160 women and men signed an open letter detailing rampant sexual harassment in state government.




Investigation: Radioactive leaks at Illinois nuclear plants

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:56:48 GMT

This Oct. 17, 2017 photo shows the Braidwood Nuclear Generating Station in Braceville, Ill. Radioactive waste continues to pour from Exelon's Illinois nuclear power plants more than a decade after discovery of chronic leaks led to national outrage, a $1.2 million government settlement and a company vow to guard against future accidents, according to federal and state record reviewed by Better Government Association.




Feds bust computer tech services scam ringa in Southern Illinois

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:29:28 GMT

Federal prosecutors in southern Illinoisa on Thursday, Nov. 16 a announced indictments against six participants in a wide ranging computer tech support scam that victimized dozens of Illinois residents and raked in more than $25 million. A total of 14 people have been indicted in the computer pop-up scheme headquartered in Boyton Beach, Fla., that allegedly defrauded more than 40,000 people over the past four years.a Prosecutors say "at least 57" of the scam's victims live within the Southern District of Illinois, including multiple residents of St. Clair and Madison Counties.




How Illinois' delegation voted on the Republican tax plan

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:20:30 GMT

Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., speaks as the House Ways and Means Committee begins the markup process of the GOP's tax overhaul on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 6, 2017. Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., speaks as the House Ways and Means Committee begins the markup process of the GOP's tax overhaul on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 6, 2017.




Sigma Phi Epsilon at SIUE raises $9,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:49:07 GMT

EDWARDSVILLE The Illinois Eta Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville announced today a fundraising total of $9,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois from its recent Greek Goddess philanthropy event. The chapter increased its fundraising revenue by 73% at its annual philanthropic event as compared to the 2016 event.




Flood victims in 18 Illinois counties eligible for tax credit under new law

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 03:17:12 GMT

Jose Lopez hauls equipment out of his flooded garage along Hillwood Circle in Round Lake Beach following torrential rains that flooded areas of Lake County on July 12, 2017. Jose Lopez hauls equipment out of his flooded garage along Hillwood Circle in Round Lake Beach following torrential rains that flooded areas of Lake County on July 12, 2017.




Keystone pipeline leaks 210K gallons of oil in South Dakota

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:35:42 GMT

TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil in northeastern South Dakota, the company and state regulators reported Thursday. Crews shut down the pipeline Thursday morning and activated emergency response procedures after a drop in pressure was detected resulting from the leak south of a pump station in Marshall County, TransCanada said in a statement.




Three face attempted murder charge after shots fired at Pratt cruiser

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:15:48 GMT

Three people have been charged with attempted murder after multiple shots were fired Wednesday evening at a Pratt police cruiser. Court records said Brian Cardona, Anthony Francis and Armando Castillo face that charge and also have been charged with wanton endangerment.




Illinois man pleads not guilty to US representative threat

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:31:41 GMT

An Illinois man has pleaded not guilty in federal court to threatening a U.S. representative at the Rockford office. The Rockford Register Star reports that the official isn't named in the documents.




Rockford officials meet with residents on fatal traffic stop

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:07:03 GMT

Rockford's mayor and police chief met with protesters who raised concerns about the deaths of a northern Illinois police officer and a motorist during a traffic stop. The Register Star in Rockford reports Mayor Tom McNamara and Police Chief Dan O'Shea resisted calls for a federal investigation as they fielded questions during the Tuesday meeting concerning the deaths of Officer Jaimie Cox and Eddie Patterson.




Illinois' giant pacifier tastes like SALT

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:34:27 GMT

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., speaks at a news conference at the Capitol on Sept. 19, 2017.




So the unions and the giant rat don't want more Illinois jobs?

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 04:05:34 GMT

Union members protested Nov. 15, 2017, outside the under-construction home of state Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe, R-Chicago, shown here in 2011. Union members protested Nov. 15, 2017, outside the under-construction home of state Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe, R-Chicago, shown here in 2011.




Illinois election board to take up voter database next week

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 23:31:04 GMT

A growing number of advocates and Democrats want Illinois to end its voluntary participation in the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program. The free Kansas-run program helps states clean voter records.