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Starved Rock Parking Fee Bill Fails By One Vote

SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Sue Rezin’s legislation that would allow the Department of Natural Resources to charge a minimal parking fee at Starved Rock failed to pass the full Senate on Wednesday. Senate Bill 1310 needed 30 “yes” votes to pass, but fell short by one vote. Sen. Rezin ...Read more

Human foot found in northwestern Indiana pond

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a human foot has been found in a pond in northwestern Indiana. Police responded Monday afternoon in Crown Point after a fisherman reported snagging what appeared to be a human foot. Crown Point police Chief Pete Land says in a statement that officers on ...Read more

Peoria man gets 90-year sentence for 2017 shooting

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A 90-year prison sentence has been handed a northern Illinois man convicted of firing a bullet that left a man unable to walk, talk and breathe on his own. Perriyon King of Rockford apologized Tuesday for the April 2017 shooting that put 71-year-old Richard Griffin under a ...Read more