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Indiana woman dies after fall at Garden of the Gods

  EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Evansville, Indiana, woman has died after falling from a cliff at Garden of the Gods in the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois. Equality, Illinois, Fire Chief Cole Baker says 36-year-old Sara Rappee fell about 60 feet around 6 p.m. Saturday. Baker

Sunday morning house fire in Ottawa, “could have been worse”

  OTTAWA – Ottawa’s Fire Chief commended a 辽宁体彩网owner in evacuating their family during a house fire on Howard Street, Sunday morning. Fire Chief Andrew Borkowski says it could have been a lot worse. Firefighters were called to the 900 block of Howard street at 6:20 a.m. on Sunday

Pedestrian Killed along I-39 in Lee County

ROCHELLE – An Aurora man is dead after being struck by a vehicle along I-39 in rural Lee County. The Illinois State Police say that just after midnight Monday a Mendota woman was traveling southbound in an SUV near mile marker 92 when she reportedly struck a man in the roadway. She was

Illinois commission offers free college readiness help

CHICAGO (AP) — State officials say free workshops and support for students seeking financial aid for college is available throughout the fall starting this month. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission will host workshops for students and their families to provide assistance in filling out

Pet tortoise reunited with owner in DeKalb

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — A 17-year-old pet tortoise missing for several days has been united with its owner in DeKalb. The African sulcate tortoise named Henry went missing Tuesday. Owner Jerry Seablom says a friend accidentally left the gate to the backyard open. That’s where Henry lives in

Girl, 9, dies after crash with tractor in Whiteside County

MORRISON, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a 9-year-old girl has died after the vehicle she was in crashed into a tractor on Saturday. Whiteside County Sheriff John Booker on Sunday identified the girl as Addison P. Headlee of Milledgeville. She died Saturday. The girl’s mother was reportedly