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3 Illinois prison deaths raise questions about drug use

CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — The deaths of three Illinois prisoners over three days from “probable intoxication” of an unknown substance have raised questions about drug use behind bars and whether inmates are watched closely enough, according to a published report. WBEZ reported Monday

Snake Road closing for Illinois snake migration

JONESBORO, Ill. (AP) — Snake Road in southern Illinois is closing to cars so snakes can cross without getting run over. The Southern Illinoisan reports that the road winding through the Shawnee National Forest will close to vehicles beginning Sunday. The road, more than 2 miles long, will stay

State Rep. Lance Yednock hosts Opioid Advisory Committee

OTTAWA – State Representative Lance Yednock hosted his first Opioid Advisory Committee meeting with members of law enforcement and local community activists to bring forth solutions to the ongoing epidemic. Yednock highlighted legislation he supported like House Bill 2222, which would

Road work near Farm Ridge on Wednesday

  FARM RIDGE – County Highway 57, also known as Red, White and Blue Bridge Road, between North 2150th Road and North 2250th Road near Farm Ridge will close from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday for a culvert replacement. Motorists should use alternative routes around the construction

Peoria man drowns while watching Missouri boat race

SUNRISE BEACH, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say an Illinois man has drowned while watching a popular boat race at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the victim as 23-year-old Sean Burgess, of Peoria, Illinois. The patrol says he was last seen on a large

Coroner: Body found in Lake Michigan is missing Illinois man

GARY, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana coroner says a body found along Lake Michigan is that of an Illinois man who vanished while boating on the lake. Porter County Coroner Cyndi Dykes said Monday the body is that of 45-year-old Pawel Knych of Itasca, Illinois. Preliminary findings indicate that

2 dead after car hits building in Round Lake Beach

ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say two people are dead, including a 13-year-old girl, after a car crashed into a condominium building in northern Illinois. The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports that the crash occurred around 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Round Lake Beach. Authorities