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Illinois tops 40K daily COVID-19 tests for fourth time

SPRINGFIELD - Illinois laboratories processed more than 40,000 COVID-19 tests for the fourth time this month Thursday. The total of 44,330 specimens now brings the number of cases in Illinois to 2,432,523. Of the tests processed…

Man sentenced to 20 years for raping preteen multiple times

MAHOMET, Ill. - A man from Central Illinois was sentenced to 20 years behind bars Thursday for raping a preteen multiple times over a five-year period. According to the News-Gazette, Gregory Reed, of Mahomet, 43, pleaded guilty last…

Illinois Republicans seek special session on ethics reform

SPRINGFIELD – Republicans in the Illinois House, on Tuesday, called on Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker to convene a special session of the General Assembly to focus on ethics reform. During a video news conference, Reps. Grant Wehrli,…

Illinois teachers union at odds with school reopening plans

WESTMONT, Ill. - Illinois’ school-age kids are weeks from returning for the fall semester and the state’s teacher unions are not on the same page about whether school districts should open for in-person instruction or online-only education.…

Michael Madigan implicated in criminal probe involving ComEd

(THE CENTER SQUARE) – Referring to him as “Public Official A,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office implicated House Speaker Michael Madigan in announcing criminal charges against utility company ComEd as part of a sweeping corruption and bribery…

DeKalb man charged with first-degree murder

DEKALB, Ill. - A 27-year-old DeKalb man has been charged with first-degree murder as part of an investigation of  a homicide that occurred in the citySunday night. Wayne Slater was arrested just after 11 p.m., Sunday following a shooting…