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Officials urge motorists to prepare for winter

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials are encouraging motorists to prepare for the onset of winter. Officials with the Illinois State Police, Transportation Department and Tollway are pushing the theme “Winter Weather — Get it Together.” Officials

Woman Uses Flamethrower to Damage Car

BARRINGTON – A Barrington woman has been charged with arson and with filing a false police report after initially claiming her car was stolen. According to the Barrington Police Department, 47 year-old Julie Gagne was arrested Wednesday

Sex-harassment lawsuit against Rutherford dismissed

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A sexual harassment lawsuit that derailed the political career of former state Treasurer Dan Rutherford has been dismissed in federal court in Chicago. Court records show the action was dismissed Wednesday by agreement

OSF/Blue Cross Reach Agreement

OTTAWA – After weeks of negotiations OSF HealthCare has reached an agreement with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois to continue to remain in network. In October it was initially announced that OSF was no longer

Human Case of West Nile Found

OTTAWA – LaSalle County Health Department has confirmed its first case of West Nile Virus since last year. According to a media release, a resident in their 60’s has also tested positive for the virus this month,