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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

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