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As wind farms grow in Illinois, so do concerns

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Fifty wind farms have opened in Illinois since 2003 and more are expected soon. The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports that the state ranks sixth in the country with 2,778 operational wind turbines. Federal experts predict that the state could produce enough wind energy ...Read more

Former Satan Disciple member sentenced in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago federal judge has sentenced an ex-member of the Satan Disciples street gang to 12 years in prison. The U.S. attorney’s office said in a Friday press release that agents arrested 44-year-old Efren Gutierrez in 2017 after uncovering illegal drugs and a loaded ...Read more

IVCH Restricting Visitors to Prevent Spread of Flu

PERU – Illinois Valley Community Hospital has announced they have placed visitor restrictions until further notice in an effort to combat a statewide flu outbreak. According to Janine Sobin, the Infection Control Coordinator, Illinois now has widespread flu activity. IVCH is asking anyone ...Read more