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 A house fire in rural Earl Park did substantial damage in Benton County Monday evening.  Fire officials answered the call to 7196 State Road 71. Firefighters say the fire started around 5 p.m. and was extinguished.  But...

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Indiana to supplement state and local recovery efforts in...

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois' senators and Gov. Pat Quinn on Sunday sharply criticized a decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deny disaster aid to southern Illinois counties ravaged by tornadoes and said they...

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- The same collapse that cost Bruce Weber his job will keep Illinois out of the postseason. Illinois (17-15, 6-12 Big Ten) was left out of the NIT on Sunday. Athletic Director Mike Thomas said after...

A man was murdered and another seriously wounded Saturday afternoon in Kankakee. Police reports 24-year-old Tyrone D. Kennedy of Kankakee, was pronounced dead at a local hospital...

The Chief Judge of the 21st Circuit in Illinois has announced cameras will be allowed in Kankakee County Courts. Chief Judge Kathy Bradshaw-Elliott announced Friday that news cameras will be allowed in criminal trial...

PERU – A Peru teenager has been sentenced to five years ofprobation after pleading guilty tosetting afire that destroyed part of a building that was once home to a clock factory in northern Illinois. The 15-year-old boy...

A dryer fire may be to blame for a blaze that destroyed a home in the Watch-E-Kee Trailer Park east of Watseka this (Thurs) morning. No injury was reported. The home is listed as a total loss, according to Watseka Fire...

WATSEKA — A Livingston County man will serve 48 months probation for a Class 2 felony of arson.  43-year-old Leon Kaeb of Forrest admitted in Iroquois Circuit Court he set fire to two barns on his brother’s property near Loda...

Tag Days in Kankakee is an issue getting another look.  The City Council earlier voted to eliminate members of organizations soliciting donations on street corners.  It was a public safety issue, according to Mayor Nina...