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Man dies after accident in steel foundry

GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a 54-year-old man has died after being crushed at a southwestern Illinois steel foundry. Federal safety regulators say Roy Evans of Carrolton was crushed Thursday by a stack of skids, which are 2,000-pound metal frames. The accident occurred at American ...Read more

Streator Pushes to Ban Sweepstakes Machines

STREATOR – The city of Streator is pushing for a ban on non-licensed video gambling also known as sweepstakes machines. In a council meeting earlier this week, council agreed to draft an ordinance to ban the machines. The profits from the non-licensed machines stay with the business and the ...Read more

Victorian Holiday at the Hegeler Carus Mansion

LASALLE – The Hegeler Carus Foundation will host their annual holiday celebration beginning Friday evening. Travel back in time to 1898 at the Hegeler Carus Mansion and attend a recreations of a holiday party the Hegeler and Carus families may have personally hosted in their Victorian home. ...Read more

Bomb Hoax Emails Reported Nationwide

CHICAGO— Businesses and schools were evacuated because of a bomb threat hoax across the United States Thursday. Rush-Copley Hospital and the Aurora City Hall were among many places that received threats according to the Aurora Police Department. Rochelle Community Hospital also reported getting ...Read more