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Congressional delegation backs Pritzker’s flood aid appeal

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Illinois’ congressional delegation is backing Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s appeal to the Federal Emergency Management Agency to reverse its decision to deny aid to individual flood victims. FEMA in September determined the flooding 22 counties sustained along the

Majestic Theatre back in the spotlight

  STREATOR – The Majestic Theatre’s owner is looking to work with the city of Streator on restoration plans. Last week the city held a strategic planning session discussing topics like business redevelopment and the Majestic Theatre had some spotlight. Challenges regarding

New bison coming to Buffalo Rock State Park

  OTTAWA – Buffalo Rock State Park could be getting a friend for Pebbles the bison this week. After Pebbles mother Holly was euthanized due to a serious illness in September, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources has been working to get an additional bison at Buffalo Rock to

Census training in Morris Wednesday

  MORRIS – The North Central Illinois Council of Governments will hold a free regional Census Complete Count training for community groups and local governments this week in Morris. Training from the Chicago Census Bureau will be this Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:30 am at the First

Teacher saves caged puppy from drowning in Illinois lake

  CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A teacher who rescued a caged puppy from drowning in a cold central Illinois lake over the weekend says the dog had been “clearly abused.” Bryant Fritz, who teaches middle school science at Next Generation School in Champaign, was preparing to fish

Buffalo Wild Wings: Workers fired over skin color reseat bid

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Buffalo Wild Wings says multiple employees have been fired at one of its suburban Chicago restaurants after a group of mostly African American customers said they were asked to move to another table because of their skin color. The Naperville Sun reports Buffalo Wild

Suspect in shooting of trick-or-treater to remain in custody

  CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has ordered that a 15-year-old boy suspected of shooting a 7-year-old Chicago trick-or-treater should remain in custody. The Chicago Tribune reports that Judge Patricia Mendoza issued her ruling at a hearing Monday during which prosecutors said they are seeking

LaSalle Apartment Building Fire Re-Ignites

LASALLE – An apartment building that caught fire Sunday morning reignited late Sunday night, calling firefighters out a second time to the building in the 700 block of Third Street in LaSalle. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Officials release new drawings of Obama Presidential Center

CHICAGO (AP) — Officials have released fresh renderings of the planned $500 million Obama Presidential Center in Chicago to show architectural details like an 88-foot glass expanse on a tower. The Obama Foundation recently released updated drawings which officials say were based on community