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Peoria Journal Star
Opponents: Rauner insurance changes would hurt state workers, retired teachersDoug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois In presenting his fourth state budget prop
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 16 hours ago
Doug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois In presenting his fourth state budget proposal last week, Gov. Bruce Rauner dug into his playbook to recycle ideas that were part of his first budget presentation. Rauner is again calling for changes to health... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Statehouse Insider: Don't spend that tax cut all at onceDoug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois It didn’t take Gov. Bruce Rauner long to t
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 18 hours ago
Doug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois It didn’t take Gov. Bruce Rauner long to try and capitalize on the tax cut tease he laid out in his budget speech. A day after he said that beginning to roll back last year’s income tax hike should be the... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Meth charges mount against Pekin manMichael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois PEKIN — A Pekin man didn’t let a pas
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 2 days ago
Michael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois PEKIN — A Pekin man didn’t let a past conviction and a fresh charge stop him from his work as a traveling meth salesman, a prosecutor alleged Thursday. Daniel Huddleston, 35, was charged with possessing the... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
House members seek detailed timeline of Quincy Legionnaires' outbreakBy Maximilian Kwiatkowski of GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Citing the
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 2 days ago
By Maximilian Kwiatkowski of GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Citing the urgency of the situation, an Illinois House panel advanced a resolution to demand a clear and detailed timeline of the events surrounding a fatal outbreak of... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
House members seek detailed timeline of Quincy Legionnaires' outbreakBy Maximilian Kwiatkowski of GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Citing the
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 2 days ago
By Maximilian Kwiatkowski of GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Citing the urgency of the situation, an Illinois House panel advanced a resolution to demand a clear and detailed timeline of the events surrounding a fatal outbreak of... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Rauner's budget leans on local governments, pension reformDoug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed a
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 3 days ago
Doug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed a budget Wednesday that shift more costs to local governments and also depends on the long-sought goal of enacting pension reform and reducing the cost of state employee... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Rauner's budget leans on local governments, pension reformDoug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed a
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 3 days ago
Doug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed a budget Wednesday that shift more costs to local governments and also depends on the long-sought goal of enacting pension reform and reducing the cost of state employee... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Cullerton expresses doubts about Rauner meeting his goalsDoug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — On Tuesday, Senate President
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 4 days ago
Doug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — On Tuesday, Senate President John Cullerton sounded doubtful about Gov. Bruce Rauner’s ability to meet all of the goals he’s laid out for his budget proposal today at noon. Those goals, as laid out... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Tazewell County to offer late court fees amnestyMichael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois PEKIN — The season of income tax ret
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 4 days ago
Michael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois PEKIN — The season of income tax returns conjures thoughts of spending sprees and vacations, or padded savings and bill payments. For thousands of Tazewell County residents, a particularly demanding bill... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Princeville, Lewistown advance to Bushnell title gameJackson White of GateHouse Media Illinois BUSHNELL — Monday night Lewistown ha
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 5 days ago
Jackson White of GateHouse Media Illinois BUSHNELL — Monday night Lewistown had to put the pedal to the metal while Princeville sailed on cruise control. No matter the speed both girls basketball teams picked up victories in the Class 1A Bushnell... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Poor second half leads to worst home loss for IllinoisBy Matt Gertsmeier of GateHouse Media Illinois CHAMPAIGN — If coach Brad Under
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 6 days ago
By Matt Gertsmeier of GateHouse Media Illinois CHAMPAIGN — If coach Brad Underwood had any say, he would eliminate halftime from college basketball games. The Illinois men's basketball team (12-14, 2-11) suffered its worst loss at home this season... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Gov. Rauner lays out ambitious goals for budgetDoug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner will deliv
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 6 days ago
Doug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner will deliver the final budget speech of his current term Wednesday, laying out his spending priorities as he heads into his bid for another four years. To that end, the governor... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
SIU med school provides expertise to promote 'population health'Dean Olsen of Gatehouse Media Illinois HILLSBORO — Of all the basic toys that
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 7 days ago
Dean Olsen of Gatehouse Media Illinois HILLSBORO — Of all the basic toys that 5-year-old K.J. Wildhaber brought home in a blue cloth bag from the child-care center he attends, it was a bug-catching container that captivated him. He played with it... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Statehouse Insider: Meet Gov. Rauner. He's new hereDoug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner spoke last week at the a
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 7 days ago
Doug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner spoke last week at the annual Sangamon County Republican Party Lincoln Day dinner. There was the usual rah-rah stuff you’d expect any politician to deliver to a gathering of the party faithful.... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Angry letter, painting join Lincoln museum collectionBy Maximilian Kwiatkowski of GateHouse Media Illinois An angry letter written
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 8 days ago
By Maximilian Kwiatkowski of GateHouse Media Illinois An angry letter written by Abraham Lincoln and a 19th century painting of Lincoln as a boy join the collection of the library and museum that bears the 16th president’s name. The two items were... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Da'Monte Williams gaining comfort in freshman seasonBy Matt Gertsmeier of GateHouse Media Illinois CHAMPAIGN — If Da’Monte William
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 8 days ago
By Matt Gertsmeier of GateHouse Media Illinois CHAMPAIGN — If Da’Monte Williams was ever granted a wish he knows exactly what he would use it for. On Dec. 2, 2016, Williams tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. After putting up 25.6... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Illini hire defensive line coach from USC staffMatt Gertsmeier of GateHouse Media Illinois CHAMPAIGN — Three years ago Austin
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 9 days ago
Matt Gertsmeier of GateHouse Media Illinois CHAMPAIGN — Three years ago Austin Clark was lining up on the defensive line for California. Now, the 27-year-old former tackle will be sharing his knowledge as the Illini’s defensive line coach. Clark's... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Washington grad Stu Levenick donates $5M to University of Illinois football facilityMatt Gertsmeier of Gatehouse Media Illinois CHAMPAIGN — When Josh Whitman was
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 9 days ago
Matt Gertsmeier of Gatehouse Media Illinois CHAMPAIGN — When Josh Whitman was hired as the Illinois athletic director in February 2016, Stu Levenick was one of the first people he met. And two years since their relationship started Levenick is... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Ethan Happ scores 27, Wisconsin beats Illinois 78-69By Matt Gertsmeier of GateHouse Media Illinois CHAMPAIGN — Entering Thursday n
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 9 days ago
By Matt Gertsmeier of GateHouse Media Illinois CHAMPAIGN — Entering Thursday night’s game, the Illinois men's basketball team was on a 12-game losing streak against Wisconsin. Ethan Happ made sure the streak extended to 13. Happ dropped 27 points... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Hungry Knoxville doesn't leave room at the regional table for FarmingtonJackson White of GateHouse Media Illinois KNOXVILLE — To win four consecutive
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 9 days ago
Jackson White of GateHouse Media Illinois KNOXVILLE — To win four consecutive regionals, a team has to keep finding new ways to stay hungry. This time around, that task was easy for the Knoxville girls basketball team. After dropping two regular... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Washington graduate Stu Levenick donates $5 million to University of Illinois football facilityMatt Gertsmeier of Gatehouse Media Illinois CHAMPAIGN — When Josh Whitman was
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 9 days ago
Matt Gertsmeier of Gatehouse Media Illinois CHAMPAIGN — When Josh Whitman was hired as the Illinois athletic director in February 2016, Stu Levenick was one of the first people he met. And two years since their relationship started Levenick is... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Pekin man sentenced to 10 years in drug case, faces more timeMichael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois PEKIN — A Pekin man with a long crim
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 9 days ago
Michael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois PEKIN — A Pekin man with a long criminal history has had his day in court in his latest three felony cases, and then some. In those cases, Joshua Haynes, 40, has entered five guilty pleas, convinced judges... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Bill extending medical marijuana to opioid users passes Illinois Senate committeeBrenden Moore of GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — A bill that would allo
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 10 days ago
Brenden Moore of GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — A bill that would allow people who have been prescribed opioids to apply for a temporary medical marijuana card passed a Senate committee Wednesday. The measure, SB336, passed the Senate... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Illinois football adds to its Class of 2018By Matt Gertsmeier of GateHouse Media Illinois CHAMPAIGN — As Lovie Smith's be
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 10 days ago
By Matt Gertsmeier of GateHouse Media Illinois CHAMPAIGN — As Lovie Smith's beard continues to grow, so does the Illinois football coach's second recruiting class. With Feb. 7 marking National Signing Day, Smith hosted a press conference to talk... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Illinois lawmakers criticize agency directors over Legionnaires outbreakBy Maximilian Kwiatkowski of GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Concerns o
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 10 days ago
By Maximilian Kwiatkowski of GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Concerns over poor communication by state agencies and accusations of executive staff of hiding the truth highlighted Wednesday's legislative hearing about the Legionnaire’s disease... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Teen birth rates decline steeply in Tazewell, Peoria countiesMichael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois PEKIN — As he’s helped teach a speci
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 10 days ago
Michael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois PEKIN — As he’s helped teach a special class to seventh-grade students at Pekin’s Edison Junior High School, Principal Bill Heisel has watched boys snicker and girls turn embarrassed. That’s one of the... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Legionella bacteria found in Illinois Capitol ComplexBrenden Moore of GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Legionella bacteria ha
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 10 days ago
Brenden Moore of GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Legionella bacteria has been found in the Capitol Complex, preliminary test results reveal. According to a memo sent Wednesday afternoon, there have been four positive readings for Legionella... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Illinois moves step closer to raising smoking age to 21Maximilian Kwiatkowski of GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Raging debate
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 11 days ago
Maximilian Kwiatkowski of GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Raging debate over increasing the legal smoking age in Illinois from 18 to 21 years old likely will continue after two legislative committees advanced bills on Tuesday. House Bill... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Smoking age of 21 OK'd by two Illinois Statehouse committeesMaximilian Kwiatkowski of GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Raging debate
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 11 days ago
Maximilian Kwiatkowski of GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Raging debate over increasing the legal smoking age in Illinois from 18 to 21 years old likely will continue after two legislative committees advanced bills on Tuesday. House Bill... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Illinois attorney general candidates agree on issues, spar on ethicsBrenden Moore of GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — The Democrats vying to
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 12 days ago
Brenden Moore of GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — The Democrats vying to succeed Attorney General Lisa Madigan fought it out at a forum in Springfield Monday night, agreeing on most of the substantive issues while sniping at one another over... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
East Peorian sentenced to prison for robbery, home invasionMichael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois PEKIN — A young East Peoria man was
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 12 days ago
Michael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois PEKIN — A young East Peoria man was sentenced Monday to 21 years in prison for using a handgun to rob two men in one home and pistol-whip a third at his residence last November. Cory Parker, 19, was one of... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Former Illinois star Deron Williams transitions to life off the courtBy Matt Gertsmeier of GateHouse Media Illinois CHAMPAIGN — The last time Deron
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 12 days ago
By Matt Gertsmeier of GateHouse Media Illinois CHAMPAIGN — The last time Deron Williams took the floor donning an orange and blue uniform, Illinois was on a 29-game win streak, ranked No. 1 in every college basketball poll and Williams was a... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Black lab soothes nerves at Sangamon County State's Attorney's OfficeJohn Reynolds of GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Diane Bell, director o
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 13 days ago
John Reynolds of GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Diane Bell, director of victim services at the Sangamon County State’s Attorney’s Office, never knows who might need her help. It could be a scared child who has been the victim of a sexual... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Bill would put term limits on Illinois legislative leadersMaximilian Kwiatkowski of GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — An attempt to
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 13 days ago
Maximilian Kwiatkowski of GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — An attempt to put term limits on legislators is in the works in the Illinois General Assembly again, this time targeting the four legislative leaders. Rep. Thomas M. Bennett, R-Gibson... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Hopes for pot legalization not high this year in IllinoisBrenden Moore of GateHouse Media Illinois It took Chris Stone and his partners
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 14 days ago
Brenden Moore of GateHouse Media Illinois It took Chris Stone and his partners more than two years from when they started the application process to when they opened their two medical marijuana dispensaries. “Every ‘t’ had to be crossed, every ‘i’... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Long-term care watchdogs to push for restrictions on patient 'dumping'Dean Olsen of GateHouse Media Illinois For most of the almost four months she
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 14 days ago
Dean Olsen of GateHouse Media Illinois For most of the almost four months she stayed at a Springfield nursing home, Susan West says she was so fearful of retaliation from the staff that she communicated with friends and family only by text... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Statehouse Insider: Sometimes Rauner sounds TrumpianDoug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois By now you know that Gov. Bruce Rauner use
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 14 days ago
Doug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois By now you know that Gov. Bruce Rauner used his annual State of the State speech to call for bipartisan cooperation toward getting things done this election year. As you also likely know, a lot of Democrats said... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
East Peoria drug dealers avoid prisonMichael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois PEKIN — Two men received probation t
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 15 days ago
Michael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois PEKIN — Two men received probation terms this week in unrelated drug-dealing cases at East Peoria hotels that sent their co-defendants to prison. Tristan Bass, 22, of Pekin, was sentenced Wednesday to three... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Creve Coeur man 'saved five lives' in fire rescueMichael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois CREVE COEUR — Creve Coeur officials
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 15 days ago
Michael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois CREVE COEUR — Creve Coeur officials showered praise Friday on a village resident who they said saved at least five people with his “heroic” actions in an apartment building fire last week. Police Chief Dale... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Couple charged with child endangerment after Creve Coeur fireMichael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois PEKIN — A Creve Coeur man doused a s
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 16 days ago
Michael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois PEKIN — A Creve Coeur man doused a smoky kitchen fire in his neighbors’ apartment, then evacuated three intoxicated adults and two young children from the residence last week. That was revealed when the... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Friends mourn Congerville man killed in plane crashMichael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois PEKIN — At least twice a week, Georg
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 17 days ago
Michael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois PEKIN — At least twice a week, George Irick Jr. drove 40 minutes from his Congerville home to Pekin Municipal Airport, where he kept his single-engine Cessna Sky Master plane. He’d fly, “and just hang out... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Lottery board chairman resigns over tweet about East St. LouisBernard Schoenburg of GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — The chairman of t
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 17 days ago
Bernard Schoenburg of GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — The chairman of the Illinois Lottery Control Board has apologized and resigned his post for using a disparaging term on Twitter to refer to East St. Louis, a spokeswoman for Gov. Bruce... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Nichols shines in Illini romp over RutgersBy Matt Gertsmeier of GateHouse Media Illinois CHAMPAIGN — There was a lot to
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 18 days ago
By Matt Gertsmeier of GateHouse Media Illinois CHAMPAIGN — There was a lot to celebrate Tuesday night at State Farm Center. Illini great Deron Williams made his first appearance at an Illinois game since his playing days in 2005 as the Illini... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
What happened to last year's State of the State goals?Doug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner will deliv
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 18 days ago
Doug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner will deliver the final State of the State speech of his current term Wednesday, delivering the annual address to a joint session of the General Assembly at noon. The speeches serve... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Pekin baby may go blind from alleged abuseMichael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois PEKIN — A Pekin man allegedly batter
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 19 days ago
Michael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois PEKIN — A Pekin man allegedly battered his 5-month-old daughter so severely last month that she may go blind. Clement Kobischka, 34, was ordered held Friday on $200,000 bond on a charge of aggravated... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Rare synthetic drugs make appearance in central IllinoisJason Nevel of GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Two rare synthetic drugs
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 19 days ago
Jason Nevel of GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Two rare synthetic drugs that are legal to possess in Illinois but could potentially be fatal to users have turned up in Montgomery County, authorities say. Since October, Undersheriff Rick... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Rare synthetic drugs make appearance in central IllinoisJason Nevel of GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Two rare synthetic drugs
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 19 days ago
Jason Nevel of GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Two rare synthetic drugs that are legal to possess in Illinois but could potentially be fatal to users have turned up in Montgomery County, authorities say. Since October, Undersheriff Rick... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Illini West tops Knoxville in matchup of 20-win teamsJackson White of GateHouse Media Illinois KNOXVILLE — It’s rare to see a nonco
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 19 days ago
Jackson White of GateHouse Media Illinois KNOXVILLE — It’s rare to see a nonconference matchup of 20-win teams the week before regionals. But on Monday night Illini West took down Knoxville 43-36 in a game that could easily be a preview of a... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Illinois lawmakers seek 'best practices' to combat sexual harassmentBrenden Moore of GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois House tas
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 19 days ago
Brenden Moore of GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois House task force formed to explore ways to combat sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace heard from a pair of executive agencies Monday as part of a fact-finding... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Illinois education officials find another funding glitchDoug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — State education officials ha
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 19 days ago
Doug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — State education officials have discovered another glitch in the education funding reform law that must be fixed before additional education money can be distributed to schools this year using the new... Read more
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