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  • Dad warns of potential privacy dangers for children in popular music app

    August 24, 2017 3:06 PM

    ILLINOIS, Batavia- An Illinois father is speaking out and warning other parents about the potential privacy risks of the popular app Musical.ly, after he says a stranger asked his 7-year-old daughter to send shirtless pictures of herself through the app's messaging feature. "She came to us and let us... more »
  • Report: Law enforcement raiding Caterpillar Inc. headquarters

    March 2, 2017 12:20 PM

    PEORIA – There is a heavy police presence outside the Caterpillar Inc. headquarters in Peoria, Illinois, local media is reporting. According to WEEK.com, law enforcement are searching the building looking for tax documents. The company’s human resources department is telling employees that law enforcement are executing a search warrant.... more »
  • 4 dead in southern Illinois small plane crash

    January 1, 2017 11:49 AM

    VIENNA, Ill. - Authorities in southern Illinois say four people died New Year's Eve after a single-engine plane crashed in a wooded area. Johnson County Coroner David Rockwell says he pronounced the two men and two women dead at about 8:15 p.m. on Saturday at the scene of the crash.... more »
  • Teens charged in death of congressman's grandson

    November 20, 2016 4:37 PM

    CHICAGO - Two teenagers have been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of an Illinois congressman's grandson following an argument over basketball shoes. Chicago police said Sunday morning that the 16-year-old boy and 17-year-old girl were due in bond court later in the day. Authorities say the two... more »
  • Accused drunk driver insults officers, vomits

    June 20, 2016 1:57 PM

    RIVERSIDE, Ill. - Illinois police said that a woman hurled insults and vomit at officers after she was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. Hazel Rojas, 44 was pulled over after police said that her Land Rover failed to go through a green light, and then was traveling below the... more »
  • OSHA: Company ignored safety rules, 'cost a man his life'

    April 6, 2016 12:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The federal government says an Illinois tank cleaning company's violation of safety rules killed a New Orleans employee and injured two others in October. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing $226,000 in fines against Dedicated TCS LLC. It's based in Lansing, Illinois and also has... more »
  • 'Significant' evidence found in Illinois police murder

    September 5, 2015 12:19 PM

    FOX LAKE, Ill. - Authorities investigating the slaying of a northern Illinois police officer say they've recovered a new piece of "significant" evidence from the crime scene. Lake County Sheriff's Office detective Christopher Covelli says evidence technicians returning to the scene of Tuesday's shooting in the village of Fox Lake... more »
  • Officer fatally shot, prompting manhunt in northern Illinois

    September 1, 2015 1:23 PM

    FOX LAKE, Ill. - Police in northern Illinois say a manhunt is underway after an officer was shot and killed. Lake County Undersheriff Raymond Rose says the officer was pursuing people described as suspicious when he was shot and killed in Fox Lake, 55 miles north of Chicago. He tells... more »
  • Illinois to trial run locks on pill bottles

    August 29, 2015 1:55 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinois will be the first state in the country to test out a pilot program that will put locking devices on some prescription painkillers to make it harder for people to abuse the drugs. The numerical locking devices will be similar to those used on gym lockers... more »
  • Illinois man sentenced in Louisiana for turtle smuggling

    August 6, 2015 11:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge in New Orleans has sentenced an Illinois man to more than three years in prison for attempting to buy threatened turtles captured in violation of state law. The U.S. Attorney's Office says 35-year-old Keith Cantore, of Monee, Illinois, was sentenced Wednesday and was... more »
  • Deere lawn tractor recall

    August 4, 2015 8:46 PM

    NEW YORK- More than 2,000 John Deere lawn tractors are being recalled because the brake arm can fail and cause a crash. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says there are no reports of injuries so far. The recall affects models D110, D125, D130,D140, D155, D160 and D170. The... more »
  • Officials say school will keep 'Midget' name, mascot

    July 17, 2015 11:18 AM

    FREEBURG - Athletes at a southern Illinois high school will keep the nickname Freeburg Midgets, despite the objections of a group representing people with dwarfism who find the name offensive. About 500 people gathered at the Freeburg Community High School late Thursday to urge the school board not to dump... more »
  • Illinois group says concussions lawsuit 'threatens' football

    April 13, 2015 11:00 AM

    CHICAGO - The nation's first prep sports governing body to face a class-action concussions lawsuit wants an Illinois judge to dismiss the suit, saying it could kill football programs statewide. The Illinois High School Association says in a filing with Cook County Circuit Court that it's already doing what it... more »
  • GOP Rep. with 'Downton Abbey' office to resign

    March 17, 2015 1:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - Republican Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois says he's resigning his House seat amid questions about his spending. In a statement on Tuesday, Schock said he would step down effective March 31. Schock, a four-term lawmaker, said he was taking the step with a "heavy heart." He said that... more »
  • BNSF freight train with crude oil derails near Illinois city

    March 5, 2015 5:40 PM

    GALENA, Ill. - A BNSF Railway freight train containing 103 cars loaded with crude oil has derailed near the northern Illinois city of Galena. According to railroad officials, the train derailed around 1:20 p.m. Thursday in a rural area where the Galena River meets the Mississippi. Jo Daviess County Sheriff's... more »
  • LA Tech wins first bowl game since 2008, tops Illinois in Heart of Dallas Bowl

    December 26, 2014 7:06 PM

    DALLAS (AP) - Louisiana Tech's Houston Bates had a career day against his former team - his 4 1/2 sacks in the Heart of Dallas Bowl matched the number he had in three seasons at Illinois. Bates, who graduated and transferred to finish his eligibility closer to home was chosen... more »

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