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Fire destroys home of Illinois mayor

ALORTON, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in the southern Illinois community of Alorton say an early morning fire has destroyed the home of the town’s mayor. Alorton’s director of code enforcement, Anthony LeFlore, says authorities believe someone threw something into Mayor JoAnn ...Read more

NIU Student’s Family Reaches Settlement

CHICAGO (AP) — The family of a Northern Illinois University student who died while enduring a fraternity hazing has reached a $14 million settlement of their lawsuit. David Bogenberger of Palatine was found dead in November 2012 at Pi Kappa Alpha. Authorities say Bogenberger and other pledges ...Read more

Urgent Need for Blood Donations Continue

ILLINOIS – The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors to ensure blood is available for medical treatments and emergencies during the holiday season. According to the Red Cross, blood donations often decline during the holidays, along with severe winter weather causing blood ...Read more

Illinois Waterway Visitors Center Open 7 Day a Week

OTTAWA – The Illinois Waterway Visitor Center will now be open 7 days a week, as of Thursday. The visitor center, is located at Starved Rock Lock and Dam in Ottawa, and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District. The facility is open  from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to the ...Read more

Mendota 7th Grader Passes Away Suddenly

LASALLE – A child has died after collapsing at a basketball game Saturday in LaSalle.   Around 3:15 p.m. LaSalle EMS were called to Lincoln Junior High for the report of a child having a seizure.   The student was playing basketball for Mendota’s Holy Cross in a 7th grade tournament.   ...Read more