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Gov Elect Pritzker Visits White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has welcomed governors-elect from both parties to the White House. Among those attending Thursday were Illinois Democrat J.B. Pritzker, Florida Republican Ron DeSantis, Georgia Republican Brian Kemp, Wisconsin Democrat Tony Evers and newly inaugurated ...Read more

McLean County Cereal Factory Closes

GRIDLEY, Ill. (AP) — A company that’s the largest employer in the village of Gridley has closed because not enough people were buying the cereal it made. Kerry, Inc. closed its doors at the end of the day Wednesday. Company spokesman Gene Grabowski says that that Kerry remains hopeful ...Read more

13-Year-Old Charged in Shooting Death

CAHOKIA, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a 13-year-old boy has been charged with involuntary manslaughter following the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy in southern Illinois. The Belleville News-Democrat reports the 13-year-old was arrested this month following the October shooting in the St. ...Read more

Fatal Plane Crash at Indiana Airport

  VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane has crashed at an airport in northwestern Indiana, killing one person. The single-passenger plane crashed about 10:45 a.m. this morning at the Porter County Regional Airport, which is near Valparaiso, about 15 miles southeast of ...Read more

Unborn child fatally shot, husband of mother charged

ROUND LAKE, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter of a child after a struggle over a gun left his pregnant wife critically injured and the unborn child dead. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Christopher Covelli stated that 30-year-old Alvin ...Read more