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500 Illinois State Troopers Missed Payday

A spokesman for the comptroller’s office attributed the problem to employees on direct deposit having changed banks recently.


The prohibited item include one hatchet, two smoke grenades, 12 bottle rockets and several knives. (Credit: TSA)

Hatchet, Folding Saw, Smoke Grenades Found in Carry-On

The Illinois man also tried to sneak knives into his carry-on at BWI Airport in Maryland.


(Courtesy of the unofficial Garden of the Gods website)

Two Indiana Teens Rescued from Garden of the Gods

Two Indiana teenagers have been rescued after becoming lost in southern Illinois’ Garden of the Gods wilderness area.



Illinois Troopers Receive Zero in Place of Paychecks

Gov. Bruce Rauner and comptroller are letting everyone know that all state employees are being paid.


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Fast Eddie’s Owner Dead in Apparent Suicide

Nonn reports that Sholar apparently took his own life and was found Wednesday morning by his son, Edward Sholar Jr.



State Issues Video Gambling Licenses to Illegal Operators

The Illinois Gaming Board has issued licenses to run video-gambling machines to several people with ties to crime and illegal gambling, according to the Chicago Tribune.


CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 4: Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering while incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is yet to concede on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner leads by over 170,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Rauner Blasts Madigan for Lawmaker Pay Hike Amid Budget

Gov. Bruce Rauner attempted to crank up the pressure Tuesday on House Speaker Michael Madigan over the state budget jam, disparaging the Chicago Democrat for not stopping a $1,360 pay hike for lawmakers while Illinois struggles without a spending plan.



Illinois National Guard Warns of Phone Scam

Individuals are claiming to be with the Illinois National Guard and soliciting donations by telephone.


Sari (Courtesy of the Monroe County Sheriff's Department)

Monroe County Police K-9 ‘Sari’ Dies

Sari was scheduled to retire Aug. 1 but died after her shift ended July 20.


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2015 Rain, Floods Waterlog Illinois Farms

The conditions are rated “good to excellent” for only 55 percent of the corn and 47 percent of the soybeans.




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