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BRADLEY, Ill. (AP) -- Authorities say a 9-year-old Lockport boy has died after falling down a ravine during a Cub Scout camp out in Bradley. The Cook County medical examiner identified the boy as 9-year-old Aiden DiTola of...

There are almost twice as many soybeans planted than there were last week. Almost 80 percent of the soybeans in Illinois have been planted. That’s well ahead of the five-year average, which is 37 percent. Corn had similar...

                    -- Grand Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Gets Award—   CHICAGO – It’s Emergency Medical Services Week in Illinois. Gov. Pat Quinn proclaimed the week to honor more than 18,000 first responders...

CHICAGO (AP) -- Demonstrators prepared Monday to launch another day of major protests in Chicago as world leaders met at the NATO summit, while commuters heading into the city found themselves navigating extra security and...

A St. Anne man was handed an eight-year prison term in Kankakee Circuit Court for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance – with intent to Deliver.   Heural Griffith was also ordered by Judge Clark Erickson to serve an...

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says the protests of the NATO Summit resulted in 45 people being arrested and four officers suffering injuries - one from a stab wound in the leg. McCarthy...

WATSEKA -- The end result for a Bourbonnais man convicted of a fatal DUI crash in Iroquois County leaves the family and friends of the victim angry. Jordan Jackson died in a November 2010 crash.  The driver of the car that...

Citizens Have Important Role in Community Emergency Preparedness   SPRINGFIELD – As part of its 2012 Preparedness Campaign, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) today encouraged Illinoisans to take an...

Iroquois County Sheriff Derek Hagen presents this evening’s (Wed) People’s Law School program at the Watseka Public Library.  Hagen’s topic for discussion is the much-talked about right to bear arms issue, which is always a...

The wind farm company—E.On Climate & Renewables --- is making repairs to county and township roads in Ford and Iroquois Counties. And observers say when completed, the roads will be among the best routes in either...