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A former mayor and village trustee, and dedicated community leader in the village of Bradley has died. Robert Martin passed away this (Fri) morning at the Illinois Veterans Home in Manteno. He served the Bradley...

WATSEKA — Circuit Judge Gordon Lustfeldt imposed a seven and a-half year prison term for a Buckley man who was involved in a fatal drunken driving accident in 2010.  25-year-old Jordan Hasselbring pleaded guilty Wednesday...

BLOOMINGTON — State Rep. Jason Barickman, R-Champaign, picked up endorsements from five Central Illinois sheriffs Wednesday in his bid for the Republican nomination for the redrawn 53rd Illinois Senate District seat. The...

PEORIA — A former Kankakee and Colfax man who admitted to growing and dealing marijuana was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison after a judge reviewed a litany of praise for the defendant from his...

PONTIAC — Livingston County may be a perfect spot for food processing and manufacturing firms, based on results from a countywide survey of business leaders. Larry Vaupel, CEO of the Greater Livingston County Economic...

CHAMPAIGN — Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels will be the headline speaker for the Champaign County Republican Party's Lincoln Day Dinner on April 19. Tickets, which will be $90 apiece, will go on sale to the public on Feb. 23 at...

CHICAGO (AP) -- A spokesman says the Illinois Supreme Court will announce a policy for allowing cameras in trial courts on an experimental and limited basis. Joe Tybor said says the court will make its announcement...

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A spokesperson for Sen. Mark Kirk says the Illinois Republican has suffered a stroke and has undergone surgery. The 52-year-old Kirk checked himself into Lake Forest Hospital in Illinois over the...

The Illinois Department of Human Services has announced the closing of its public aid office in Watseka. The February 2nd closing date will force people in need of help to travel to Kankakee for services....

The National Weather Service has a strong wind advisory in effect for a large part of central Illinois.  The weather statement calls for strong wind gusts to 40 miles per hour today (Mon). Westerly winds of 25 to 30 miles per...