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Illinois issues 300,000 REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois has issued about 300,000 state driver’s licenses that are compliant with a 2005 law aimed at strengthening rules for identification at airports and federal facilities. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports that after long delays, the Illinois

Police: Suspect in cop shooting, bike attack captured

CHICAGO (AP) — A man suspected of shooting and wounding a Chicago police officer on Saturday and of being the bicyclist who shot a woman in broad daylight near downtown days earlier has been captured, police said. Officials announced at a press conference that Michael Blackman, 45, was

OSHA investigates worker’s death at Sterling Steel

STERLING, Ill. (AP) — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of a 46-year-old Illinois man who was found earlier this week at a steel company after likely falling from a silo taller than 60 feet. Sauk Valley Media reports that David Hanna was found dead

CDC awards full recognition to IVCH Diabetes Prevention Program

A local diabetes prevention program that helps Illinois Valley residents who have prediabetes deal more effectively with the disease has received full recognition from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Deb Redd, coordinator of the Diabetes Center for Excellence at Illinois

Illinois State Police participates in rail safety initiative

METAMORA — For the sixth consecutive year, Illinois State Police (ISP) District 8 Commander Chad Peterson announces District 8 is partnering with local, state, and federal agencies to promote vehicle and pedestrian safety around railroad tracks and trains during Rail Safety Week, which is