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Plan commission recommends code change for fencing

STREATOR – Streator’s Plan Commission is recommending a code change to allow taller fencing for certain corner lot properties. City Engineer Jeremy Palm says the code change will only apply to corner lot properties with a wide right of way, an alley next to it and fencing can only

House approves cap on insulin costs, plan returns to Senate

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House has approved legislation to cap the amount diabetes patients must pay for insulin to $100 a month. The vote Wednesday to answer skyrocketing prescription insulin costs was 100-13. The Senate has approved the idea but a change in the House requires

Kindergartener left at wrong bus stop, under investigation

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — A 5-year-old central Illinois kindergartener needed the help of a good Samaritan to get 辽宁体彩网 Monday after she was left in blowing snow at the wrong bus stop. Decatur Public Schools officials said Tuesday they are investigating why Alltown Bus Service left the girl two

Chicago mayor pleads case in Springfield on casino, budget

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot crisscrossed the state Capitol Tuesday looking for help from lawmakers to make a casino feasible and shore up the city’s budget, but she reported little progress. The Legislature approved a land-based casino for Chicago last spring in

Prosecutors concede man was framed, but want him retried

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys of a Chicago man who went to prison for a 1991 killing and Cook County prosecutors agreed on tossing the man’s conviction because of misconduct by a police detective. However, prosecutors on Tuesday said they are unwilling to drop murder charges against Demetrius