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Astronaut, NBA star, singer among Order of Lincoln honorees

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has named recipients of the 辽宁体彩网 Order of Lincoln. It is the state’s highest honor for professional achievement and public service. Pritzker on Friday announced honorees Scott Altman, originally from Pekin, a former NASA astronaut; Paul “Doug”

Registration nears for Illinois girls’ cybersecurity program

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A statewide program helping female high school students learn about cybersecurity and potential jobs in the field begins accepting registration next month. The Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology says students between grades 9 and 12 can participate in the

Illinois Valley Pads Shelter shows off expansion

PERU – Illinois Valley Pads Shelter opened house to present their major expansion on Saturday afternoon. The extended shelter now accommodates families with four designated rooms, additional office space for employees and a play room for kids. Board member John Sagi says the shelter that

Chicago teachers approve contract deal that ended strike

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers on Friday approved the contract deal that ended an 11-day strike and includes pay raises, $35 million to enforce limits on class sizes and a pledge to supply each school with a nurse and a social worker. The Chicago Teachers Union’s 25,000 members went on

Man imprisoned on gun charges charged in 2015 shootings

CHICAGO (AP) — Murder charges have been filed against a Chicago man already serving time in a federal prison on a gun charge. Harvey Pitts was extradited from Kentucky after been identified in the alleged shooting of two men in 2015. Prosecutors allege Pitts shot 23-year-old Albert Turnage on

Chicago gang leader accused of trying to help Islamic State

CHICAGO (AP) — A purported street-gang leader from suburban Chicago who became radicalized in prison faces federal charges accusing him of seeking to provide money to Islamic State militants in Syria, according to a complaint unsealed Friday in U.S. District Court in Chicago. Jason Brown, the

IVCC moves forward in Ag building plans

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College’s board approved construction contract’s for a new storage facility. The 6,000-square-foot metal building will be located just south of campus on the site of the dairy barn that was demolished last December. It will house equipment

Streator preps for Hilton Hotel project

  STREATOR – The city of Streator is preparing their Northpoint Tax Increment Financing District for a hotel in the future. The proposed 82-room Hilton Tru hotel at Northpoint Plaza is expected to move forward according to City Engineer Jeremy Palm. By next year, he says he plans to