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Illinois State Police identify 3 victims of plane crash

LINCOLN, Ill. (AP) — A former Bradley University baseball player was among the three people killed when a small airplane crashed on the median of an interstate highway near Lincoln, Illinois. Illinois State Police announced Wednesday the victims of Tuesday’s crash were 22-year-old Mitchell

Ottawa regulating number of gambling cafes

OTTAWA – The city of Ottawa is taking action to reduce the number of gambling businesses within its limits. Council passed a change to their code, limiting the number of gaming cafes to nine, eventually. Mayor Dan Aussem says existing businesses with gaming licenses are grandfathered in,

Illinois ranked second highest real-estate property tax rate

  UNDATED – Illinois has the second highest real-estate property tax rate in the United States, according to the recent study. Personal-finance website WalletHub released a report naming Illinois second highest with a statewide average of 2.30%, nearly double the national average.