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Group: Restaurant tried to reseat over skin color

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A group of mostly African-American people celebrating a birthday party at a Buffalo Wild Wings in suburban Chicago allege they were asked to change tables because of their skin color. Justin Vahl says he was at a Naperville restaurant last month with children and adults ...Read more

Body found in Illinois River

UTICA – Police say a body was discovered in the Illinois River  at Starved Rock State Park on Saturday. According to Conservation Police Sergeant Phillip Wire, kayakers reported what they discovered to be a body near Hidden Canyon on the Illinois River early Saturday afternoon. Wire says ...Read more

3 Rescued After Mishap on Illinois River

SPRING VALLEY – The three hunters who were rescued were cold but ok after their boat capsized Saturday on the Illinois River near Spring Valley.   According to Fire Chief Todd Bogatitus no injuries were reported.   Standard Fire and Peru River Rescue assisted on the incident. ...Read more

Illinois lawmaker charged with bribery resigns

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A state representative in Illinois charged with bribery in a federal complaint has resigned. Rep. Luis Arroyo (loo-EES’ uh-ROY’-oh) submitted his resignation Friday after 13 years in the House. The Chicago Democrat stepped down just hours before a special ...Read more