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UTV crash takes life of Lee County teen

FRANKLIN GROVE – A teen is dead and two other teens are injured after a UTV crash in rural Lee County.   The Lee County Sheriff’s Office say that on Thursday afternoon they were called to rural Franklin Grove for the crash.  Authorities say it appears the UTV lost control, rolled and ...Read more

Statewide gas average reaches $5.30 as of Friday

  UNDATED – Since Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has increased by nine cents, and Illinoisans can expect to pay five dollars or more per gallon filling up this weekend. The AAA says gasoline demand grew as drivers fueled up for Memorial Day weekend ...Read more

More Illinoisans returning to the workforce

  SPRINGFIELD –  Unemployment rates throughout the state continue to go on a downward trend as more participate in the workforce, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security. DCEO Director Sylvia I. Garcia, “As job numbers in key industries such as manufacturing and ...Read more