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Peoria Journal Star
Statehouse Insider: Rauner goes after Madigan's other jobDoug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s official schedule for
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 19 hours ago
Doug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s official schedule for Thursday said he would be in Country Club Hills talking with homeowners and business owners about property taxes. That wasn’t necessarily surprising. Rauner has pressed... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Outdoor-sports participants hoping for larger cut in farm billMaximilian Kwiatkowski of GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — More money to
Peoria Journal Star / Posted yesterday
Maximilian Kwiatkowski of GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — More money to conserve land for hunting and fishing might be available in Illinois if people who want it fight for it in the upcoming federal farm bill, outdoor sports advocates... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Theft case against former Pekin councilman's son switches tracksMichael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois PEKIN — The theft and property damag
Peoria Journal Star / Posted yesterday
Michael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois PEKIN — The theft and property damage case against a former Pekin City Council member’s son won’t go to trial as scheduled later this month. Instead, Theodore Golden appears to be heading to a Tazewell... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Illinois names Rod Smith offensive coordinatorBy Matt Gertsmeier of GateHouse Media Illinois CHAMPAIGN — Illinois made two n
Peoria Journal Star / Posted yesterday
By Matt Gertsmeier of GateHouse Media Illinois CHAMPAIGN — Illinois made two new hires to its football coaching staff Friday afternoon. The Illini issued two separate press releases announcing the hiring of Rod Smith as the offensive coordinator... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Buzzer-beater lifts Wethersfield girls past Princeville, into LTC title gameJackson White of GateHouse Media Illinois ALEDO — When the eighth player off t
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 2 days ago
Jackson White of GateHouse Media Illinois ALEDO — When the eighth player off the bench has the ball at the end of a last-second scramble, it would be easy for panic to set in. Not for Wethersfield's Taylor Lay. Wethersfield trailed Princeville by... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Illinois treasurer cites private tuition restriction on college savings plansBrenden Moore of GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Illinois families with
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 2 days ago
Brenden Moore of GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Illinois families with Bright Start or Bright Directions college savings plans will not get a break on their state taxes if they use those accounts to pay for private K-12 tuition, Treasurer... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Wisconsin Illini's next shot at a Big Ten victoryBy Matt Gertsmeier of GateHouse Media Illinois CHAMPAIGN — The recent stretch
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 2 days ago
By Matt Gertsmeier of GateHouse Media Illinois CHAMPAIGN — The recent stretch of Illinois games have been tough to digest. Over the course of the last few weeks the Illini have failed to piece together two consistent halves of basketball resulting... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
J.C. Penney in Galesburg's Sandburg Mall to closeRobert Connelly GateHouse Media Illinois GALESBURG — J.C. Penney, one of the l
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 3 days ago
Robert Connelly GateHouse Media Illinois GALESBURG — J.C. Penney, one of the last remaining stores in the Sandburg Mall, is closing. The specific closure date was not immediately known late Thursday morning. Mark Heartlein, owner of Karmark Tire... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
J.C. Penney in Galesburg's Sandburg Mall to closeRobert Connelly GateHouse Media Illinois GALESBURG — J.C. Penney, one of the l
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 3 days ago
Robert Connelly GateHouse Media Illinois GALESBURG — J.C. Penney, one of the last remaining stores in the Sandburg Mall, is closing. The specific closure date was not immediately known late Thursday morning. Mark Heartlein, owner of Karmark Tire... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Illinois education officials want to double state budget for schoolsDoug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — State education officials ar
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 3 days ago
Doug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — State education officials are asking to nearly double the amount of money K-12 education gets from the state. The Illinois State Board of Education voted Wednesday to ask Gov. Bruce Rauner and the... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Illinois education officials want to double state budget for schoolsDoug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — State education officials ar
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 3 days ago
Doug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — State education officials are asking to nearly double the amount of money K-12 education gets from the state. The Illinois State Board of Education voted Wednesday to ask Gov. Bruce Rauner and the... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Statehouse bill would connect rural Illinois schools to high-speed internetBrenden Moore of GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — More than 90,000 stude
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 3 days ago
Brenden Moore of GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — More than 90,000 students across 100 school districts in rural Illinois would get access to high-speed internet under a bill proposed Wednesday by state lawmakers. Proponents say the bill... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Illini lose two quarterbacks in one dayBy Matt Gertsmeier of GateHouse Media Illinois CHAMPAIGN — The Illini lost sub
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 3 days ago
By Matt Gertsmeier of GateHouse Media Illinois CHAMPAIGN — The Illini lost substantial depth at the quarterback position Wednesday. Jeff George Jr. is transferring from Illinois and Chayce Crouch is retiring from football. Both George and Crouch... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Tazewell board seeks 'structural change' in budget planningMichael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois PEKIN — Cuts in state-supplied reven
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 3 days ago
Michael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois PEKIN — Cuts in state-supplied revenue prompted a new Tazewell County Board committee to begin work Wednesday on next fiscal year’s budget barely a month after the current fiscal year began. That’s the... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Galesburg's Mark Kleine withdraws from congressional raceRebecca Susmarski of GateHouse Media Illinois GALESBURG — Local developer Mark
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 3 days ago
Rebecca Susmarski of GateHouse Media Illinois GALESBURG — Local developer Mark Kleine removed himself from the race for Galesburg’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Rauner signs bill to focus on needs of female prison inmatesBy Brenden Moore of GateHouse Media Illinois LINCOLN — Like many of her cellma
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 4 days ago
By Brenden Moore of GateHouse Media Illinois LINCOLN — Like many of her cellmates, Janene Patton entered Illinois’ prison system with problems that lingered beneath the surface. “I had took years of trauma and different types of abuse and just... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Rauner defends amendatory veto of school funding billBy Maximilian Kwiatkowski of GateHouse Media Illinois LINCOLN — Gov. Bruce Rau
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 4 days ago
By Maximilian Kwiatkowski of GateHouse Media Illinois LINCOLN — Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday doubled down on his reasons for amending a trailer bill formalizing the new school funding formula. Last week, the Illinois State Board of Education said... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Delavan man sentenced to prison for knife in jailMichael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois PEKIN — A Delavan man will serve a s
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 4 days ago
Michael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois PEKIN — A Delavan man will serve a six-year prison term for making a knife in Tazewell County’s jail, with alleged intentions to stab a pregnant jail guard. Bryan Arnold, 28, pleaded guilty Tuesday to... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Two parolees charged with gun crimes after Pekin incidentMichael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois PEKIN — Two men recently released fr
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 5 days ago
Michael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois PEKIN — Two men recently released from prison likely will return if they’re convicted of charges they pointed a handgun at four people in a Pekin home last week. For Brad Denham, 23, it would be his third... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Got the winter blues? It might be SADMichael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois PEKIN — Each March in recent years,
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 6 days ago
Michael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois PEKIN — Each March in recent years, a TV commercial touting the return of spring has featured a neighbor who wanders into a backyard barbeque party in his pajamas and winter coat, dazed and confused as if... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
East Peoria man charged with home invasion, sex assaultMichael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois PEKIN — Prosecutors say a man invade
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 6 days ago
Michael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois PEKIN — Prosecutors say a man invaded an East Peoria woman’s home, sexually assaulted her with the threat of a knife and robbed her early Wednesday. Dangelo Woolfolk, 22, could be imprisoned for life if... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Statehouse Insider: That's no way to treat your big accomplishmentDoug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois Remember way back to last year (actually,
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 7 days ago
Doug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois Remember way back to last year (actually, a couple of weeks ago in December) when Gov. Bruce Rauner listed his top achievements of the year? Remember what was No. 1? School funding reform. True, Rauner vetoed an... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Illinois politicians condemn Trump's 'vile' remarkBrenden Moore of GateHouse Media Illinois Several members of the Illinois cong
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 8 days ago
Brenden Moore of GateHouse Media Illinois Several members of the Illinois congressional delegation on Friday condemned President Donald Trump’s comments that questioned why the United States would welcome people from Haiti or “shithole” nations in... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Police say man left dogs in cold outside Creve Coeur strip clubMichael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois CREVE COEUR — A North Carolina man l
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 10 days ago
Michael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois CREVE COEUR — A North Carolina man left his two dogs in his vehicle in sub-freezing cold for more than four hours Monday night while he took in the entertainment at Club Cabaret , police said. That will... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Families to receive $6 million in 2014 Agridyne deathsMichael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois PEKIN — The families of two men who
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 10 days ago
Michael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois PEKIN — The families of two men who died from poisonous gas inside a railroad tanker car at a Pekin plant three years ago will receive a combined $6 million in their lawsuit settlement with the company,... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Illinois State Fair barn needs emergency repairsDoug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Another building on the Illi
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 11 days ago
Doug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Another building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds needs emergency repairs to avoid the possibility that its badly deteriorated roof could collapse. The Capital Development Board, which handles... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Pekin adopts state harassment policyMichael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois PEKIN — Sexual harassment among Peki
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 11 days ago
Michael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois PEKIN — Sexual harassment among Pekin’s employees and officials has been taboo for years under city-issued guidelines. They’ve now been set aside. In their place is a new, though parallel, policy instituted... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Top-ranked Annawan knocks Princeville in LTC girls basketballBy Jackson White of GateHouse Media Illinois ANNAWAN — Annawan might have won
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 12 days ago
By Jackson White of GateHouse Media Illinois ANNAWAN — Annawan might have won by 15 but Monday’s 61-46 Lincoln Trail Conference victory over Princeville was far from an easy walk in the park. The Bravettes, the top ranked girls basketball team in... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Kai Koehler leads Dunlap girls to 58-51 win at GalesburgBy Matthew Wheaton of GateHouse Media Illinois GALESBURG — Dunlap senior Chris
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 12 days ago
By Matthew Wheaton of GateHouse Media Illinois GALESBURG — Dunlap senior Christina Britter was a non-factor Monday night in a nonconference contest against Galesburg. But the Eagles didn’t need the 6-foot-1 Northern Illinois recruit. They had... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Illinois House bill would ban abortion if fetus has Down syndromeMaximilian Kwiatkowski of GateHouse Media Illinois SRRINGFIELD — Abortion righ
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 12 days ago
Maximilian Kwiatkowski of GateHouse Media Illinois SRRINGFIELD — Abortion rights may return to the forefront of Illinois politics as two suburban Chicago lawmakers introduced a bill to ban termination of pregnancies due to a Down syndrome... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Corrections to change uniform style for prison officersDoug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois Illinois correctional officers will be get
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 13 days ago
Doug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois Illinois correctional officers will be getting the first newly designed uniforms in more than a decade in the coming months. Gone will be the dark blue uniforms that were selected precisely because of their... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Statehouse Insider: Rauner's to-do list looks familiarDoug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner started the new year by
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 14 days ago
Doug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner started the new year by sharing his thoughts on Twitter. He doesn’t have the same knack for generating controversy as the president, which is kind of too bad. Last week’s efforts were pretty... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
Man, dog rescued from frigid Lake Storey after truck breaks through iceRobert Connelly, GateHouse Media Illinois GALESBURG — An elderly man and his d
McDonough County Voice / Posted 16 days ago
Robert Connelly, GateHouse Media Illinois GALESBURG — An elderly man and his dog who took a trip on icy Lake Storey were saved from the frigid water late Wednesday afternoon. Galesburg police and fire along with Galesburg Hospitals Ambulance... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Rauner to spend 'several days' at Quincy veterans homeDoug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner has moved
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 16 days ago
Doug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner has moved into the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy for several days, a response to reports of ongoing outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease there. Rauner’s office said Thursday that... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Western Illinois football coach Charlie Fisher heading to Arizona StateScott Holland of GateHouse Media Illinois MACOMB — The timing was probably coi
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 16 days ago
Scott Holland of GateHouse Media Illinois MACOMB — The timing was probably coincidental, but it was not lost on new Western Illinois head football coach Jared Elliott. Two years ago, Elliott watched as Charlie Fisher held his introductory press... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Explosion, fire damage Washington duplexMike Kramer of GateHouse Media Illinois WASHINGTON — No one was hurt in a Wedn
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 17 days ago
Mike Kramer of GateHouse Media Illinois WASHINGTON — No one was hurt in a Wednesday afternoon fire that damaged a Washington home. Firefighters from the East Peoria Fire Department and the North Tazewell Fire Protection District were called to a... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Illinois to offer more ways to gain high school equivalencyJason Nevel of GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — There could be other way
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 18 days ago
Jason Nevel of GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — There could be other ways to earn your high school equivalency certificate in Illinois than passing a test in 2018. The Illinois Community College Board says it plans to roll out several... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Facebook post produces felony charge for Pekin manMichael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois PEKIN — It’s been said that what som
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 23 days ago
Michael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois PEKIN — It’s been said that what someone writes on a social media website can produce long-lasting consequences. A Pekin man has provided a case in point. Andrew Uppole, 32, has remained in custody since he... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Families of Oak Terrace patients waiting for refundsDean Olsen of GateHouse Media Illinois More than three months after a Springfi
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 25 days ago
Dean Olsen of GateHouse Media Illinois More than three months after a Springfield nursing home closed with little warning, many families and former patients of Oak Terrace Healthcare Center are waiting for refunds and wondering why they were put... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Monmouth man charged with first-degree murderRobert Connelly GateHouse Media Illinois MONMOUTH — Five counts of first-degre
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 25 days ago
Robert Connelly GateHouse Media Illinois MONMOUTH — Five counts of first-degree murder have been filed against a Monmouth man charged with klling another Monmouth man in the early hours of Christmas Eve. Warren County State’s Attorney Andrew Doyle... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Statehouse Insider: Rauner's top 2017 achievement is school funding reform? Really?Doug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois We are fully into list season now, that wo
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 28 days ago
Doug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois We are fully into list season now, that wonderful(?) time of year when everyone seems compelled to compile lists of stuff Best of. Worst of. And usually consisting of 10 items, whether or not the list justifies... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Illini football signs 18 recruits in early periodBy Matt Gertsmeier of GateHouse Media Illinois CHAMPAIGN — This past April, th
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 29 days ago
By Matt Gertsmeier of GateHouse Media Illinois CHAMPAIGN — This past April, the NCAA approved an official early signing period for college football from Dec. 20-22. Illinois coach Lovie Smith and his staff took full advantage of the new early... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Freshman Trent Frazier stepping up for IlliniMatt Gertsmeierof GateHouse Media Illinois CHAMPAIGN — Trent Frazier admits he
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 29 days ago
Matt Gertsmeierof GateHouse Media Illinois CHAMPAIGN — Trent Frazier admits he isn’t too happy with how his first college basketball season started out. In the first slew of games the freshman guard from Wellington, Fla., was still getting his feet... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
10 of 27 ethics complaints warrant further investigation, IG saysDoug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Only 10 of the backlogged ca
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 30 days ago
Doug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Only 10 of the backlogged cases before the Legislative Inspector General warrant further investigation, the Legislative Ethics Commission reported to state lawmakers. In a letter posted on the... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
10 of 27 ethics complaints warrant further investigation, IG saysDoug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Only 10 of the backlogged ca
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 30 days ago
Doug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Only 10 of the backlogged cases before the Legislative Inspector General warrant further investigation, the Legislative Ethics Commission reported to state lawmakers. In a letter posted on the... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Galesburg girls shut down Notre Dame, 47-29Robb Strack of GateHouse Media Illinois GALESBURG — The Galesburg girls basket
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 30 days ago
Robb Strack of GateHouse Media Illinois GALESBURG — The Galesburg girls basketball team got an early Christmas present, playing its best overall game of the season Thursday night in a 47-29 victory over Notre Dame at John Thiel Gym. “I thought... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Prolific Pekin felon faces federal charges in drug caseMichael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois PEORIA — Wade Bonk has logged 13 fel
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 30 days ago
Michael Smothers GateHouse Media Illinois PEORIA — Wade Bonk has logged 13 felony convictions in Tazewell County. His next, on a drug conspiracy charge involving two other Pekin residents, could come in federal court. The case filed Thursday in... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Rauner: No one will buy Normal auto plant (it's already been sold and re-opened)Bernard Schoenburg of GateHouse Media Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner was making hi
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 30 days ago
Bernard Schoenburg of GateHouse Media Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner was making his case in a radio interview last week about the need for a better business climate in Illinois, but an example he used was at odds with his own visit to Normal last... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Rauner: No one will buy Normal auto plant (it's already been sold and re-opened)Bernard Schoenburg of GateHouse Media Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner was making hi
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 30 days ago
Bernard Schoenburg of GateHouse Media Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner was making his case in a radio interview last week about the need for a better business climate in Illinois, but an example he used was at odds with his own visit to Normal last... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Rauner says no one will buy auto plant his administration already helped sell and re-openBernard Schoenburg of GateHouse Media Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner was making hi
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted a month ago
Bernard Schoenburg of GateHouse Media Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner was making his case in a radio interview last week about the need for a better business climate in Illinois, but an example he used was at odds with his own visit to Normal last... Read more
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