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Armed Robbery Friday Morning in Streator

STREATOR – The Streator Police Department say that a man with a gun robbed a store Friday morning. Authorities say that just before 1 AM at a store in the 1200 block of South Bloomington Street a man with his face covered entered the store and allegedly took cash from the registers. The ...Read more

Illinois reports its fifth death connected to vaping

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A fifth Illinois resident has died after being hospitalized with a vaping-related lung injury. The Illinois Department of Public Health on Thursday did not release any information about the victim, nor when or where the death occurred. According to the department, 187 ...Read more

LaSalle and Putnam counties unemployment lessens

CHICAGO – LaSalle and Putnam counties unemployment rates made a slight decrease in the month of October. According to the Illinois Department of Employment and Security, LaSalle County is 4.2% unemployed, compared to 4.4 in September. Putnam County made the biggest decrease, falling ...Read more

Parole approved for Chester Weger

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials have granted parole to an 80-year-old inmate sentenced to life in prison for the 1960 killings of three suburban Chicago women, whose brutalized bodies were found in a cave at a state park. The Illinois Prisoner Review Board voted 9-4 Thursday to ...Read more

Weger Parole Hearing Thursday

SPRINGFIELD – The longest serving inmate in the state is up for a parole hearing today at 9 AM. Chester Weger was convicted in 1960 in the deaths of one of three women found dead at Starved Rock State Park, one of the areas most notorious crimes. Weger has maintained his innocence. Last ...Read more