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  • Missy was lost after the tornado in Fairdale
    Update on dog missing after tornado strikes Fairdale, Illinois
    Dog and owner were reunited. Clem Schultz was reunited with his dog. His wife, Geraldine Schultz, was one of two people who died in the tornado.A dog is lost in the aftermath of a tornado that ripped through the small town of Fairdale in rural...
  • Child found in forest abandoned by parents
    Child found in Cook County forest: Knows only first name, abandoned by parents
    A 4-year-old child was found near Cook County forest all alone and a very long way from home. The little girl whose name is Aliyah was on the sidewalk crying and waving her arms when a people driving down the street happened upon the frightened...
  • Aunt of captured fugitive Kamron Taylor charged with helping him plan escape
    Aunt of captured fugitive Kamron Taylor charged with helping him plan escape
    The 50-year-old aunt of convicted murderer and escaped inmate Kamron T. Taylor was arrested and charged on April 4 with helping her nephew plan his escape from the Jerome Combs Detention Center in Illinois. The aunt, Tonya Grant, was a former...
  • Illinois inmate: Convicted murderer overpowers guard, steals his SUV and breaks out of prison
    Illinois inmate: Convicted murderer overpowers guard and escapes prison
    Kamron T. Taylor, a 23-year-old inmate waiting to be sentenced on a first-degree murder conviction, escaped from the Jerome Combs Detention Center in eastern Illinois around 3 a.m. on April 1. In making good his escape, Taylor managed to overpower...
  • Convicted Murderer Guard
    Convicted murderer: Guard overpowered, 'armed and dangerous' inmate on the run
    An Illinois inmate and convicted murderer is on the run. The murderer overpowered a guard at the detention center where he was being held, stole the correction officer’s keys and uniform, and drove off in his personal vehicle. Authorities...
  • National Guard Specialist from Aurora arrested in terror plot
    National Guard Specialist from Aurora arrested in terror plot
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation agents in Chicago arrested a National Guard Specialist from Aurora on Wednesday at Midway Airport on terrorism related charges after he allegedly tried to join the Islamic State or ISIS.According to a criminal...
  • Illinois lottery scratch-off tickets support veteran programs
    Illinois lottery scratch-off tickets support veteran programs
    The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) yesterday announced that thanks to the people of Illinois buying the Veterans’ Cash scratch-off lottery ticket the IDVA are able to award this year $353,100 in grants to 18 non...
  • Rauner's department appointees confirmed by Senate
    Rauner's department appointees confirmed by Senate
    Illinois Senate voted and confirmed three department heads appointed by Gov. Rauner, yesterday. Philip Nelson was confirmed as the Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture, bringing his experience as a life-long, fourth-generation grain...
  • Governor Rauner names members on task force
    Governor Rauner names members on task force
    Governor Bruce Rauner, in February, signed an Executive Order 15-15 creating the Local Government and Unfunded Mandates Task Force; although the formation of this type of task force was discussed for years under the last two Governors terms, no...
  • Building an 'Empire'
    'Empire' is the top show filmed in Chicago right now
    The show is set in New York, but filmed in Chicago. It is "Empire" and it airs on FOX. And it is the best new show on broadcast television to come out of Hollywood in some time.For a network show, it has original scripts and characters...
  • Raising minimum wage could just kill jobs
    Raising minimum wage could just kill jobs (Video)
    Last month on this date the Illinois Senate passed SB 11, with a vote of 35-18; the bill, introduced by Sen. Lightford, is designed to increase Illinois' minimum wage to $11 per hour. It is set to raise the minimum wage from $8.25 to $9...
  • 2015 Illinois Horse Fair tickets still available for this weekend
    2015 Illinois Horse Fair tickets still available for this weekend
    Midwestern horse lovers may still be able to pick up tickets for the upcoming Illinois Horse Fair. Billed as Illinois’ largest all-breed equestrian event, the Illinois Horse Fair runs from Friday, March 6, through Sunday, March 8, at the...
  • Generals from Galena, Illinois
    Nine Union Generals lived in Galena, Illinois
    For a small Illinois town along the Mississippi River, it is quite amazing that nine Union generals were from Galena, Illinois.The most famous of course was Ulysses S. Grant. The others were John Eugene Smith, John Corson Smith, William Rueben...
  • Illinois State Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins
    Illinois Democrat’s ‘Firearms Registration Act’ may test new paradigm
    Setting the state up for massive gun owner civil disobedience along the lines of what has occurred in California and is currently happening in New York and Connecticut, Democrat State Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins filed the Firearms Registration...
  • Does increased incarceration lower crime?
    Does increased incarceration effect crime levels?
    A report from the New York University School of Law’s Brennan Center for Justice suggests it might not.What Caused the Crime Decline is an analysis of the nationwide decline over the past two decades. The authors look at various theories of...
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