Pastor: Illinois Soldier Killed in Attack in AfghanistanThe military says a 22-year-old soldier from central Illinois has been killed in Afghanistan.
Chicago to Receive $2.3M to Help with Police Overtime CostsThe city of Chicago is receiving more than $2.3 million in federal money to help cover overtime costs for police officers amid a spike in violent crime.
Bob Marley Mural Spruces Up DecaturThe design features Marley's face, surrounded by a bright pattern of diamonds along with lyrics from his song "One Love."
48 Hours In Minnesota's Twin CitiesTravel guide for visitors who only have 48 hours to visit Minnesota's Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul
Plane Returning from NCAA Game Crashes in Illinois; 7 DeadIllinois State associate head coach Torrey Ward died early Tuesday in a plane crash while returning from the Final Four, multiple sources told
Indiana 8-Year-Old Leaves Newspaper Nasty Message After Comics Are ReplacedDon't mess with an 8-year-old and his beloved comics. That's the lesson The Herald-Times had to learn the hard way after receiving a less-than-friendly voice message from a young enraged reader.
Archaeologists in Bloomington Discover a Bit of Local History Tied to Honest AbeAn archaeological dig in Bloomington has uncovered part of a courthouse where Abraham Lincoln once worked.
Former ISU President Charged with MisdemeanorThe ex-president of Illinois State University is facing a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge for an altercation with another former employee.
Illinois Republicans Agree: No Extension on Income Tax HikeThe hike is due to expire at the end of next year. Without it, the state will lose about $5 billion in revenue each year.
Bloomington Asks Residents to Conserve WaterBloomington residents are being asked to conserve water because of an ongoing drought.
Ill. Lawmaker Calls For Elimination of State Board of Education“Why not go to the state board and the state superintendent’s office and say, quite frankly, with (local) superintendents and regional offices of education, we don’t need you"
Authors Write About Route Between St. Louis, ChicagoThe book makes note of the sights and history, milepost by milepost, of Interstate 55 between two of the Midwest's largest cities.

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