Local Headlines

Pregnant woman’s slaying ‘a nightmare’

CHICAGO (AP) — A spokeswoman for the family a 19-year-old who was killed and whose baby was cut from her womb says what they’re going through is “a nightmare, a horror film.” Julie Contreras is a spokeswoman for relatives of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, whose body was found in a ...Read more

Body of a teen found in Decatur

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Police say a body found in a Decatur park has been identified as a 16-year-old boy missing since last weekend. Dominic Walker’s body was recovered Thursday from a pond at Fairview Park. The cause is under investigation. The teen was a sophomore at Mattoon High School. ...Read more

May 19th: National Hepatitis Testing Day

UNDATED – May is Hepatitis Awareness Month and Sunday, May 19th is national Hepatitis Testing Day. According to the Center for Disease Control, millions of Americans have chronic viral hepatitis and most of them do not know they are infected. Hepatitis A does not cause a long-term ...Read more