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The voters will decide whether the Bourbonnais Township Park District should buy the Hidden Cove Sports Complex. A special meeting of the park district Monday revealed a referendum is in order for the November ballot.  The...

A request for a business tax abatement is left in limbo after the Unit Nine school board took no action on the matter Monday night. The issue died due to lack of a motion. Business owner Roger Dittrich addressed the...

  The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for East Central Illinois and northwest Indiana today (Tuesday).   Ford and Iroquois Counties are under the advisory from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., while the rest of the...

One reason consumers will be seeing higher food prices because of the drought is that much of what farmers grow is to feed the animals. “We thought we had a fifty percent corn crop. Today, when I came in here, we had a...

SPRINGFIELD, Ill.– A Schnuck’s Grocery Store and over 15 Illinois food companies sampling on the north end of Springfield will serve as the back drop as Illinois Department of Agriculture Acting Director Robert Flider and...

…Ashkum, Pontiac Targeted to Close SPRINGFIELD — The Quinn administration is moving forward with plans to consolidate state police dispatching offices. And…Ashkum and Pontiac are among those in the plan to...

FAIRBURY – A barn southwest of Fairbury was destroyed by fire on Thursday night. Firefighters responded to the blaze, at the Derrick Steidinger farm, around 7:30 p.m. along Livingston County road 1925 East. There were...

WALTONVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- A southern Illinois farmer and rancher says his 300 acres of corn are a bust and he's eager to hear the governor's plan for dealing with drought. Gov. Pat Quinn is set to visit 71-year-old James...

PONTIAC – Bond was set at $250,000 Monday for a Cullom man chargedwith predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. Livingston County prosecutors say 33-year-old  Kevin Cripe committed a sex actwith someone under the age...

Welders may have triggered a fire Wednesday in rural Momence. The Van Drunen Farms, along Route 114 in Kankakee County, was the scene where about a half-dozen fire departments fought the blaze.    Momence firefighters...