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Gambling expansion in Illinois back on the table

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The long-pursued goal of expanding casino gambling in Illinois is scheduled for a new look by the General Assembly. The House Executive Committee has scheduled a hearing Monday on legislation sponsored by Rep. Robert Rita. The Blue Island Democrat has not spelled out ...Read more

Sunday Morning Fire Suspicious

MENDOTA- A Sunday morning fire in downtown Mendota has been determined to be suspicious in nature.   Around 6:30 AM the Mendota Fire Department was called to the 700 block of Illinois Ave for smoke coming from a building.   After an investigation, a press release went out Sunday afternoon from ...Read more

Grundy County Officials Investigating Deaths

MORRIS – Grundy County authorities are investigating 3 separate weekend deaths – an apparent overdose, a man struck by a train, and a motorcycle crash.  Grundy County Coroner John Callahan says Friday evening a Minooka man found his 42 year-old wife unresponsive in their home.  ...Read more