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Cooking Safety Over the Holidays

OTTAWA – With families gathered around the table for a holiday meal, sometimes things could be left unattended in the kitchen and that could lead to a dangerous situation. Sources of fire in the kitchen could be as simple as an overloaded circuit, a grease fire, a microwave fire, or a

Governor forms group to examine early childhood schools

CHICAGO (AP) —Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has formed a new commission to study the state’s early childhood education system in an effort to make Illinois “the best state in the nation” for raising young children. The Chicago Sun-Times reports the 29-member panel is comprised

OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center limiting visits to the public

  OTTAWA – OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center is requesting the public to limit their visits. As a precautionary measure to protect patients, family members and staff the Illinois Department of Public Health is reccomending that during this time of increased seasonal flu activity and

Over 100 million Americans to travel by car this holiday

CHICAGO – The American Automobile Association forecasts that 104 million Americans will travel by car, the most on record for a year-end holiday. AAA Spokesperson Jeanette Casselano, says only about a dozen states are seeing more expensive gas prices with increases of less than a dime. In

Bail set for Chicago man arrested in connection to shooting

CHICAGO (AP) — Bail has been set at $300,000 for a man facing gun charges in connection with a weekend house party shooting in Chicago that left 13 wounded. Marciano White is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and as an armed habitual criminal after police saw him carrying a bag

Prosecutors: Chicago dad killed son in dispute over drug use

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago father who prosecutors say fatally stabbed his 21-year-old son during an argument over the child’s alleged drug abuse and then cradled him before police arrived is charged with first-degree murder. Local media reported Monday that a Cook County judge set bond for