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Across U.S., Over 220 Prison Escapees On The Loose

Somewhere out there are an admitted killer who crawled through a Texas prison’s ventilation ducts. A murderer who apparently escaped from an Indiana institution in a garbage truck.

06/19/2015

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Ballpark Village Recognizes Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Ballpark Village will raise money to honor the endurance of those affected by Alzheimer’s on Saturday .

06/19/2015

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25 From Illinois Charged in Federal Health Care Fraud Sweep

Doctors, nurses and a Medicaid recipient are among the 25 Illinois residents facing federal criminal charges as part of a nationwide health care fraud sweep that ensnared nearly 250 people.

06/18/2015

TAJI, IRAQ - APRIL 12:  U.S. Army trainers watch as Iraqi Army recruits train at a military base on April 12, 2015 in Taji, Iraq. Members of the U.S. Army's 5-73 CAV, 3BCT, 82nd Airborne Division are teaching soldiers from the newly-formed 15th Division of the Iraqi Army, as the Iraqi government launches offensives to try to recover territory lost to ISIS last year. U.S. forces, currently operating in 5 large bases throught Iraq, are training thousands of Iraqi Army combat troops, trying to rebuild a force they had origninally trained before the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq in 2010.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Belleville’s Military Boots Contract Saved by Failed Bill

The Belleville Boot Company employs 750 people nationwide and has manufactured military boots since World War 1.

06/18/2015

Courtesy of Illinois Corn Growers

Local Farmers Suffering From Rainy Weather Pattern

Ill., farmer says,”This is the worst weather you could have for the wheat crop.”

06/18/2015

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Lawmakers OK Bill Pardoning Underage Drinkers Who Call 911

Illinois lawmakers have approved legislation that would grant amnesty to underage drinkers who call 911 to get help.

06/17/2015

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Ill. State Rep. Launches Petition to Keep Shooting Complex Open

State Representative Jerry Costello II has launched a petition drive for taxpayers to voice their support for keeping the shooting complex open that’s located in Sparta, Illinois.

06/17/2015

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 Launches Ads Blasting Democrats as Legislators Meet

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner launched television ads blasting House Speaker Michael Madigan and other Illinois Democrats as unwilling to cut spending as state legislators returned to Springfield on Tuesday in an overtime […]

06/16/2015

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Lawmakers Approve Program for Prescription Drug Locks

Illinois lawmakers have approved a pilot program that would place locking devices on some pharmacy painkiller prescriptions.

06/16/2015

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Fairview Heights Police Search for Suspect in Circle K Robbery

The Fairview Heights Police Department is searching for the suspect in an armed robbery that happened at the Circle K gas station on June 13, 2015.

06/15/2015

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