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Today is Barack Obama Day

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Today is the first Barack Obama Day. A law signed last year marks Aug. 4 in honor of the 44th president. Saturday was Obama’s 57th birthday. The Hawaii native began his career as

Fire Destroys Garage in Tonica

TONICA – A garage is destroyed and a home sustained some damage after a fire in Tonica Friday night.   After 9 p.m. a call was received of a fire in the 500 block of South First

Several Burglaries in Southern DeKalb County

DEKALB –  Police are telling people to be on the lookout for out of the ordinary behavior after several burglaries were reported in southern DeKalb County.  The DeKalb County Sheriff’s office says several outbuildings were burglarized in

Rauner vetoes ban on rebate-card dormancy fees

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has rejected legislation that would prohibit retailers from charging fees on rebate cards. The Republican vetoed the measure Friday. It would have banned merchants and banks offering rebates to consumers

Springfield museum to debut 1908 race riot exhibit

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Springfield and Central Illinois African-American History Museum will debut a new exhibit detailing the 1908 Springfield Race Riots. The exhibit will be unveiled Saturday evening as the 110th anniversary of the event

Hit & Run on Route 18 Wednesday

LOSTANT – One car ended up in a field and another was damaged in a collision with a hit and run driver Wednesday in southern LaSalle County.  According to the LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office before 7 p.m.

Illinois Unemployment Rate Lowest in Decade

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Employment Security announced today that the unemployment rate held steady at around 4 percent in June and nonfarm payrolls increased by over 18,000 jobs over-the-month, based on data by the U.S.