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The Champaign News-Gazette
State parole agent faces fraud, misconduct chargesURBANA — A senior parole agent with the Illinois Department of Corrections has
State parole agent faces fraud, misconduct charges
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted yesterday
URBANA — A senior parole agent with the Illinois Department of Corrections has been charged with wire fraud and official misconduct for allegedly falsifying reports about his contacts with inmates on parole. Stanley Orndorff, 47, of Danville, was... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Pilots leave crops in the dustThe pilots and support crews at places such as Benoit Aerial Spraying in Kankak
Pilots leave crops in the dust
SaukValley.com / Posted 2 days ago
The pilots and support crews at places such as Benoit Aerial Spraying in Kankakee and Zumwalt Aviation in Sheldon have been working dusk to dawn for the past 2 months. In some cases, they’re just working the fields they routinely spray with... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
Indiana quarry's discharge worries Illinois river watchersKANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) - A new limestone quarry in Indiana has permits to discharg
Indiana quarry's discharge worries Illinois river watchers
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 5 days ago
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) - A new limestone quarry in Indiana has permits to discharge water to a tributary of the Kankakee River, raising concerns in Illinois about fish habitat and flooding. The (Kankakee) Daily Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1NDCXVd )... Read more
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FOX 28 South Bend
Indiana quarry's discharge worries Illinois river watchersKANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) - A new limestone quarry in Indiana has permits to discharg
Indiana quarry's discharge worries Illinois river watchers
FOX 28 South Bend / Posted 5 days ago
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) - A new limestone quarry in Indiana has permits to discharge water to a tributary of the Kankakee River, raising concerns in Illinois about fish habitat and flooding. The (Kankakee) Daily Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1NDCXVd )... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
1955 Standard Oil refinery blast sounded like 'end of the world'The deafening explosion crushed nearby houses, broke windows miles away and hur
1955 Standard Oil refinery blast sounded like 'end of the world'
Chicago Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
The deafening explosion crushed nearby houses, broke windows miles away and hurtled steel fragments into nearby homes. The fireball spawned a towering mushroom cloud visible for 30 miles. Walls of flame burned out of control. Hundreds of half-dressed... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Can the Khan of Madiganistan be touched in 2016?Does Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan, the powerful political boss of a brok
Can the Khan of Madiganistan be touched in 2016?
Chicago Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
Does Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan, the powerful political boss of a broken state, have any weak spots? They're not easy to find, hidden by the dragon's impenetrable scales. But yes, you can reach him, through his servants. You can get to him... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
Local Enterprise Zones on Hold Over Illinois Budget ImpasseSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The state economic development agency that approves sa
Local Enterprise Zones on Hold Over Illinois Budget Impasse
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 11 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The state economic development agency that approves sales tax breaks for construction materials says it cannot certify 49 previously approved enterprise zones because of the ongoing budget impasse in Illinois. The Department... Read more
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SaukValley.com
70 acres donated in Iroquois County for proposed refugeThe Daily Journal reported that the land comes from Friends of the Kankakee. J
70 acres donated in Iroquois County for proposed refuge
SaukValley.com / Posted 12 days ago
The Daily Journal reported that the land comes from Friends of the Kankakee. John Rogner is a wildlife refuge landscape conservation coordinator for the Fish and Wildlife Service. He says the land is a small part of the proposed 30,000-acre refuge... Read more
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Mt. Pleasant News
Earl Horn, 91, of New London died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, at his home in New London. F
Earl Horn
Mt. Pleasant News / Posted 12 days ago
, 91, of New London died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, at his home in New London. Funeral services were, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, at Elliott Chapel, New London. The Rev. Rod Cooper will officiate. Burial was at Trinity Cemetery, rural Mt. Union,... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
70 acres donated in Iroquois County for proposed refugeKANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has received a donatio
70 acres donated in Iroquois County for proposed refuge
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 12 days ago
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has received a donation of 70 acres of land in Iroquois County to go toward establishing the proposed Grand Kankakee Marsh Fish and Wildlife Refuge. The (Kankakee) Daily Journal reports... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
70 acres donated in Iroquois County for proposed refugeKANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has received a donatio
70 acres donated in Iroquois County for proposed refuge
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 12 days ago
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has received a donation of 70 acres of land in Iroquois County to go toward establishing the proposed Grand Kankakee Marsh Fish and Wildlife Refuge. The (Kankakee) Daily Journal reports... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Cast of characters stars in drama made in IllinoisLura Lynn Ryan was wearing her good-luck necklace--the one daughter Lynda made
Cast of characters stars in drama made in Illinois
Chicago Tribune / Posted 15 days ago
Lura Lynn Ryan was wearing her good-luck necklace--the one daughter Lynda made for her--and was putting the best face on what had to be one of the most difficult days of her long marriage to former Gov. George Ryan. Mrs. Ryan gamely sat in a federal... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Coal City Prepares for Upcoming School Year After TornadoSchool starts Friday in Coal City but the area is still dealing with the reperc
Coal City Prepares for Upcoming School Year After Tornado
NBC Chicago / Posted 15 days ago
School starts Friday in Coal City but the area is still dealing with the repercussions of a tornado that swept through two months ago, leaving hundreds of students displaced from their homes. Regardless, Coal City school officials say they'll be... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Students heading back to school in Coal City after tornadoCOAL CITY, Ill. — School starts today in Coal City but the area is still dealin
Students heading back to school in Coal City after tornado
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 15 days ago
COAL CITY, Ill. — School starts today in Coal City but the area is still dealing with the repercussions of a tornado that swept through two months ago, leaving hundreds of students displaced from their homes. Regardless, Coal City school officials... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Kankakee County OKs special use permit for wind farmThe Daily Journal in Kankakee reported that the County Board approved the permi
Kankakee County OKs special use permit for wind farm
SaukValley.com / Posted 16 days ago
The Daily Journal in Kankakee reported that the County Board approved the permit Wednesday for the Kelly Creek Wind Farm, which will straddle Ford and Kankakee counties. Thirty-three of the project’s 108 turbines will be erected in Kankakee County,... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Coal City prepares for upcoming school year after tornadoRegardless, Coal City school officials say they'll be ready when the doors open
Coal City prepares for upcoming school year after tornado
SaukValley.com / Posted 16 days ago
Regardless, Coal City school officials say they'll be ready when the doors open. Kent Bugg, superintendent of Coal City Community Unit School District No. 1, has been working to restore normalcy for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Bugg... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Coal City prepares for upcoming school year after tornadoCOAL CITY, Ill. (AP) - School starts Friday in Coal City but the area is still
Coal City prepares for upcoming school year after tornado
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 16 days ago
COAL CITY, Ill. (AP) - School starts Friday in Coal City but the area is still dealing with the repercussions of a tornado that swept through two months ago, leaving hundreds of students displaced from their homes. Regardless, Coal City school... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Coal City prepares for upcoming school year after tornadoCOAL CITY, Ill. (AP) - School starts Friday in Coal City but the area is still
Coal City prepares for upcoming school year after tornado
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 16 days ago
COAL CITY, Ill. (AP) - School starts Friday in Coal City but the area is still dealing with the repercussions of a tornado that swept through two months ago, leaving hundreds of students displaced from their homes. Regardless, Coal City school... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Kankakee County OKs special use permit for wind farmKankakee County officials have approved a special use permit for a wind farm th
Kankakee County OKs special use permit for wind farm
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 16 days ago
Kankakee County officials have approved a special use permit for a wind farm that's expected to be built next year. The Daily Journal in Kankakee reports the County Board approved the permit Wednesday for the Kelly Creek Wind Farm, which will... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
As Coal City preps for school year, efforts to get back to normal continueThe curtain is about to go up on another school year. But in Coal City, the fir
As Coal City preps for school year, efforts to get back to normal continue
Chicago Tribune / Posted 16 days ago
The curtain is about to go up on another school year. But in Coal City, the first day of school Friday will be anything but typical. Almost two months after a devastating tornado whipped through the region, the community is still reeling. Of 2,150... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Kankakee County OKs special use permit for wind farmKANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) - Kankakee County officials have approved a special use per
Kankakee County OKs special use permit for wind farm
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 16 days ago
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) - Kankakee County officials have approved a special use permit for a wind farm that's expected to be built next year. The Daily Journal in Kankakee reports (http://bit.ly/1Kib1ke ) the County Board approved the permit Wednesday... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Kankakee County OKs special use permit for wind farmKANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) - Kankakee County officials have approved a special use per
Kankakee County OKs special use permit for wind farm
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 16 days ago
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) - Kankakee County officials have approved a special use permit for a wind farm that's expected to be built next year. The Daily Journal in Kankakee reports (http://bit.ly/1Kib1ke ) the County Board approved the permit Wednesday... Read more
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Central Illinois News Center
USDA declares most of Illinois a natural disaster areaCENTRAL ILLINOIS, Ill. -- After drenching rains this summer, farmers statewide
USDA declares most of Illinois a natural disaster area
Central Illinois News Center / Posted 17 days ago
CENTRAL ILLINOIS, Ill. -- After drenching rains this summer, farmers statewide should now get some much needed help. The heavy flooding prompted the U.S. Ag. Department to declare the following counties natural disaster areas. Adams Fulton Logan... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
USDA designates 87 counties in Illinois as primary natural disaster areasThe U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that 87 counties in Illinois are p
USDA designates 87 counties in Illinois as primary natural disaster areas
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 17 days ago
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that 87 counties in Illinois are primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses by excessive rain and flooding. 14 counties have also been named as contiguous disaster counties, and farmers and... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
USDA Designates 87 Illinois Counties As Disaster AreasCHICAGO (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 87 Illinois co
USDA Designates 87 Illinois Counties As Disaster Areas
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 17 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 87 Illinois counties as primary natural disaster areas, making their farmers eligible for low-interest emergency loans because of heavy rains and flooding that have occurred since June... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
USDA designates 87 Illinois counties as disaster areasCHICAGO (KFVS/AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 87 Illino
USDA designates 87 Illinois counties as disaster areas
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 17 days ago
CHICAGO (KFVS/AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 87 Illinois counties as primary natural disaster areas, making their farmers eligible for low-interest emergency loans because of heavy rains and flooding that have occurred since... Read more
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Finance and Commerce
Work start on first station along high-speed rail lineKANKAKEE, Ill. — Construction is about to begin on the first station of a plann
Work start on first station along high-speed rail line
Finance and Commerce / Posted 18 days ago
KANKAKEE, Ill. — Construction is about to begin on the first station of a planned high-speed rail line between Chicago and St. Louis. According to The Daily Journal in Kankakee, officials will break ground Tuesday on the $3.26 million station in... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Work start on first station along high-speed rail lineConstruction is about to begin on the first station of a planned high-speed rai
Work start on first station along high-speed rail line
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 18 days ago
Construction is about to begin on the first station of a planned high-speed rail line between Chicago and St. Louis. According to The Daily Journal in Kankakee, officials will break ground Tuesday on the $3.26 million station in Dwight. The small... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Work start on first station along high-speed rail lineKANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) - Construction is about to begin on the first station of a
Work start on first station along high-speed rail line
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 18 days ago
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) - Construction is about to begin on the first station of a planned high-speed rail line between Chicago and St. Louis. According to The Daily Journal in Kankakee (http://bit.ly/1IZZN7r ), officials will break ground Tuesday on... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Work start on first station along high-speed rail lineKANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) - Construction is about to begin on the first station of a
Work start on first station along high-speed rail line
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 18 days ago
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) - Construction is about to begin on the first station of a planned high-speed rail line between Chicago and St. Louis. According to The Daily Journal in Kankakee (http://bit.ly/1IZZN7r ), officials will break ground Tuesday on... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Area history, Aug. 8, 2015Today is Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 a
Area history, Aug. 8, 2015
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 21 days ago
Today is Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago: In 1915: Miss Belle Cleghorn, a University of Illinois graduate in the class of 1914, was run down by an automobile near Colorado Springs, Colo., on... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Centene shares fall; Cook County ending Medicaid contractShares of health insurer Centene fell in early trading Friday, after the Chicag
Centene shares fall; Cook County ending Medicaid contract
Chicago Tribune / Posted 22 days ago
Shares of health insurer Centene fell in early trading Friday, after the Chicago Tribune reported that one of the firm's subsidiaries will lose a Medicaid contract with Cook County Health and Hospitals System valued at up to $1.8 billion over five... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Cook County health system to replace claims administratorCook County's public health system is looking for a new company to process insu
Cook County health system to replace claims administrator
Chicago Tribune / Posted 23 days ago
Cook County's public health system is looking for a new company to process insurance claims after it canceled a contract with the firm it hired just a year ago. A spokeswoman at Cook County Health and Hospitals System confirmed Thursday that it... Read more
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22 WSBT South Bend
South Bend Riley looks to rebound from last seasonThe off-season message was simple for the South Bend Riley Wildcat football tea
South Bend Riley looks to rebound from last season
22 WSBT South Bend / Posted 24 days ago
The off-season message was simple for the South Bend Riley Wildcat football team. It isn't going to happen again. Last season was jam packed with growing pains and more importantly losses. The Wildcats ended the year with a (1-9) record and a 47... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
Interim city manager faces challengesBERKELEY -- It's not an easy time for Dee Williams-Ridley to step up as city ma
Interim city manager faces challenges
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted 25 days ago
BERKELEY -- It's not an easy time for Dee Williams-Ridley to step up as city manager. A half-dozen top city posts are unfilled or interim and the balcony collapse with its tragic deaths requires ongoing city attention. An overheated housing market... Read more
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Oakland Tribune
Berkeley: Interim city manager faces challengesBERKELEY -- It's not an easy time for Dee Williams-Ridley to step up as city ma
Berkeley: Interim city manager faces challenges
Oakland Tribune / Posted 25 days ago
BERKELEY -- It's not an easy time for Dee Williams-Ridley to step up as city manager. A half-dozen top city posts are unfilled or interim and the balcony collapse with its tragic deaths requires ongoing city attention. An overheated housing market... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
July cooler and wetter than average across IllinoisCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Illinois' state climatologist says July was cooler and w
July cooler and wetter than average across Illinois
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 25 days ago
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Illinois' state climatologist says July was cooler and wetter than average across the state. But there were exceptions. Climatologist Jim Angel said Monday the state's average temperature in July was 74.4 degrees. That's... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
July Cooler and Wetter Than Average Across IllinoisCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Illinois' state climatologist says July was cooler and w
July Cooler and Wetter Than Average Across Illinois
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 25 days ago
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Illinois' state climatologist says July was cooler and wetter than average across the state. But there were exceptions. Climatologist Jim Angel said Monday the state's average temperature in July was 74.4 degrees. That's... Read more
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FOX News Chicago
July cooler and wetter than average across IllinoisCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Illinois' state climatologist says July was cooler and w
July cooler and wetter than average across Illinois
FOX News Chicago / Posted 25 days ago
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Illinois' state climatologist says July was cooler and wetter than average across the state. But there were exceptions. Climatologist Jim Angel said Monday the state's average temperature in July was 74.4 degrees. That's... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
July cooler and wetter than average across IllinoisCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Illinois' state climatologist says July was cooler and w
July cooler and wetter than average across Illinois
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 25 days ago
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Illinois' state climatologist says July was cooler and wetter than average across the state. But there were exceptions. Climatologist Jim Angel said Monday the state's average temperature in July was 74.4 degrees. That's... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
July cooler and wetter than average across IllinoisCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Illinois' state climatologist says July was cooler and w
July cooler and wetter than average across Illinois
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 25 days ago
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Illinois' state climatologist says July was cooler and wetter than average across the state. But there were exceptions. Climatologist Jim Angel said Monday the state's average temperature in July was 74.4 degrees. That's... Read more
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FOX News Chicago
NWS determining whether tornado hit GrayslakeGRAYSLAKE, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A severe thunderstorm warning has exp
NWS determining whether tornado hit Grayslake
FOX News Chicago / Posted 26 days ago
GRAYSLAKE, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A severe thunderstorm warning has expired for Chicago, though a few rain showers may still pass through the area early Monday. The National Weather Service issued the warning about 9:30 p.m for Cook, Lake... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Clear the Shelters: Find a Shelter Near YouNBC and Telemundo will host Clear the Shelters on Aug. 15 when many local shelt
Clear the Shelters: Find a Shelter Near You
NBC Chicago / Posted 29 days ago
NBC and Telemundo will host Clear the Shelters on Aug. 15 when many local shelters in Chicago will waive adoption fees in hopes of finding homes for as many pets as possible. Find a shelter near you that has agreed to be a part of Clear the... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
What are Rush's plans for Malcolm X College site?Rush University Medical Center is considering building a new start-of-the-art m
What are Rush's plans for Malcolm X College site?
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 30 days ago
Rush University Medical Center is considering building a new start-of-the-art medical school and student housing on the site of Malcolm X College, creating an educational hub for its students and faculty. Dr. Larry Goodman, CEO of Rush University... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Many in media upset with Bears limiting live training camp coverageMark Giangreco was fuming Thursday. In previous years, WLS-7 would shoot exten
Many in media upset with Bears limiting live training camp coverage
Chicago Tribune / Posted 30 days ago
Mark Giangreco was fuming Thursday. In previous years, WLS-7 would shoot extensive footage of drills during the Bears' first day of training camp. However, the team's new media policies limited his crew to shooting only eight minutes of the players... Read more
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FOX News Chicago
Joliet police sergeant on leave after Kankakee arrest(KANKAKEE) A Joliet police sergeant has been placed on administrative leave aft
Joliet police sergeant on leave after Kankakee arrest
FOX News Chicago / Posted 30 days ago
(KANKAKEE) A Joliet police sergeant has been placed on administrative leave after he was arrested Wednesday by Kankakee police on theft-related charges. Henry M. Dahl is charged with possession of stolen property, according to Kankakee Police. He is... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Travel Guide: Where to Eat in BourbonnaisSince the Chicago Bears moved their summer training camp to Bourbonnais in 2002
Travel Guide: Where to Eat in Bourbonnais
NBC Chicago / Posted 30 days ago
Since the Chicago Bears moved their summer training camp to Bourbonnais in 2002, legions of fans have made the 50-mile trek down Interstate 57 to see the Monsters of the Midway gear up for the regular season at Olivet Nazarene University. Once the... Read more
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FOX News Chicago
Kankakee 'rent-a-cell' program saves jail $2.6MKANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) - A report says inmates from outside Kankakee County are sa
Kankakee 'rent-a-cell' program saves jail $2.6M
FOX News Chicago / Posted 30 days ago
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) - A report says inmates from outside Kankakee County are saving the jail $2.6 million this year. A special finance committee formed to study the county's rent-a-cell program found the sheriff's department earns $80 a day for... Read more
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