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Parole approved for Chester Weger

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials have granted parole to an 80-year-old inmate sentenced to life in prison for the 1960 killings of three suburban Chicago women, whose brutalized bodies were found in a cave at a state park. The Illinois Prisoner Review Board voted 9-4 Thursday to

Pritzker orders restrictions on schools’ ‘timeout’ rooms

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has ordered severe restrictions on public schools’ use of isolation rooms for troubled children. The Democrat said Wednesday he directed the Illinois State Board of Education to issue emergency rules governing so-called timeout rooms. The order

Police seize nearly 200 pounds of cannabis from man on I-80

JOLIET – A California man is in custody after authorities seized nearly 200 pounds of cannabis and other paraphernalia during a traffic stop in Joliet on Monday. According to the Will County Sheriff’s Office, 64-year-old Micheal Glenn Silliman was arrested after a traffic stop on

Elevated levels of lead in water found in Ottawa 辽宁体彩网s

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Streator High School receives ‘commendable’ rating

STREATOR – Streator Township High School was rated commendable in an annual report released by the Illinois State Board of Education. Illinois Report Card’s summary designation measures the progress in academic performance and student success through four categories: exemplary,