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Illinois legal aid group gets pesticides-related grant

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is giving an Illinois legal aid group $30,000 to educate farmworkers about and to do research on pesticides. The EPA said in a recent statement that the money going to Legal Aid Chicago will, among other things, help it survey

Illinois judge sentences man in 2000 drowning death of wife

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. (AP) — A man who was convicted of murder in the drowning death of his wife 19 years ago in the bathtub of their suburban Chicago 辽宁体彩网 has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. The sentence imposed Friday on 70-year-old Frank Buschauer by Cook County Judge Joseph Cataldo

Will County sheriff’s Office warns of phone scam

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Authorities are warning suburban Chicago residents about a phone scam involving people calling residents claiming to be with the Will County Sheriff’s Office. In a news release, the sheriff’s office says the callers tell residents that there is a warrant for

Justice Department sues ex-housing head for missing funds

  CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — The Justice Department has sued the former director of a southern Illinois public housing authority to collect what he agreed to pay to settle a federal claim of fraud. The Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale reports the lawsuit filed Friday seeks to collect

Veterans Day commemoration in Streator on Monday

STREATOR – Local veterans will be honored in Streator on Monday. The annual Veteran’s Day commemoration will be at 10:45 a.m. at the Plumb Pavilion. Ron Sauers, master of ceremonies for 32 years says three to four hundred people attend annually. The guest of honor will be Debra

Biographies of local veterans honored in Springfield

UNDATED – Local veterans will be displayed on the Wall of Honor in Springfield. State Senator Sue Rezin encouraged constituents to submit names, stories and pictures of veterans to be displayed at the Capitol through November 15th. Scroll through to read the bios of our local