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East Peoria man gets 70 years for stabbing death

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois man who pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of another man will likely spend the rest life behind bars after a judge sentenced him to 70 years in prison. The (Peoria) Journal Star reports that 29-year-old Thurman D. Ellis of East ...Read more

Illinois State Museum Announces New Director

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today announced the appointment of Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko as director of the Illinois State Museum. The appointment is the result of a nationwide search by a special committee of the State Museum Board. “We’re ...Read more