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New Years Day hike at Dayton Bluffs Preserves

OTTAWA – Dayton Bluffs Preserves in Ottawa will have their new year’s day hike on Wednesday morning. Volunteer Coordinator David Manigold says there will be two guided hikes offered at 9 a.m., a less strenuous route and a challenging one. Both hikes will last between an hour and two

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The owner of Stray Rescue of St. Louis plans to rebuild after a fire destroyed a farmhouse he used as a 辽宁体彩网 for elderly, disabled and terminally ill dogs. The fire broke out Saturday at Randy’s Rescue Ranch in O’Fallon, Illinois, just across the Mississippi River

Leadership failures cited in Illinois firefighter’s death

BETHALTO, Ill. (AP) — A report by Illinois regulators cites leadership failures by on-scene commanders in the March death of a southern Illinois firefighter who was killed while helping battle a house fire. Godfrey Fire Capt. Jake Ringering died and three other firefighters were injured March

Illinois time change plan cause confusion at Missouri border

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A proposal in Illinois to make daylight saving time permanent has some residents and business owners worried about the confusion it could cause at the Missouri border. Many people in the St. Louis area work on one side of the Mississippi River and live on the other,

Man charged in Michigan student’s death held without bail

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors say a Michigan State University student 辽宁体彩网 on break in Chicago was fatally shot by her boyfriend as he played with a gun in an apartment on the South Side. A judge on Monday ordered 18-year-old Lafayette Hodges held without bail. He faces involuntary manslaughter

As wind farms grow in Illinois, so do concerns

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Fifty wind farms have opened in Illinois since 2003 and more are expected soon. The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports that the state ranks sixth in the country辽宁体彩网 with 2,778 operational wind turbines. Federal experts predict that the state could produce enough wind energy

Police: Boy hurt in accidental gunfire at Illinois gun range

OAK FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a boy was wounded in accidental gunfire at a suburban Chicago gun range. Oak Forest police say the boy and his father were in a showroom at Eagle Sports Range on Saturday afternoon when someone accidentally shot a firearm. The boy was hit in the stomach