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East Peoria teen gives back to hospital

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Ivan Tharp was back on familiar territory at Peoria’s OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois. But instead of arriving as a patient — which he’s been several times over the years — the East Peoria teen was there on official business, with a ...Read more

Principal charged with sexual assault in Wisconsin

ZION, Ill. (AP) — An elementary school principal in the northern Illinois community of Zion has been charged with sexually assaulting a Wisconsin teenager a decade earlier at a high school where he was working as a dean. Curtiss Tolefree Jr., principal at Beulah Park Elementary School, was ...Read more

Bureau County Waits on Pot Tax

PRINCETON – Bureau County will decide on the sales tax on cannabis in the upcoming months. Taxing for both municipalities as well as unincorporated areas will need to be decided on before April 1st, 2020 in order to comply with the state’s deadline for adopting municipal tax ordinances. ...Read more