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One injured in fiery crash on I-80

  OTTAWA – A driver involved in a crash on I-80 that resulted in a fully engulfed fire was rushed to the hospital, Wednesday morning. According to the Wallace Fire Department, they were dispatched to a semi fire on I-80, west of Ottawa just before 6 a.m. Upon arrival, a two

Woodland High School hosts rummage sale

STREATOR – Woodland High School is having a rummage sale in association with their new Warrior Dome Gymnasium. Old gym items like scoreboards, bleacher parts and a Megatron TV will be up for sale Thursday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon. The sale will take place

Jail carbon monoxide leak sends 6 prisoners to hospital

  MARION, Ill. (AP) — Six prisoners have been taken to a hospital following a carbon monoxide leak at a southern Illinois jail. Deputy Brian Murrah with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office tells WSIL-TV the Marion Fire Department performed an air quality check and discovered

Report: 2 Illinois routes among Amtrak’s worst performing

CHICAGO (AP) — Two of Amtrak’s Illinois trains routes are among the worst-performing in the nation, according to a new government report. Amtrak’s Illini and Saluki trains run between Union Station in Chicago and Carbondale in Southern Illinois. The Office of Inspector General for

More criminal damage reported in Streator

  STREATOR – More criminal damage to windows and vehicles occurred in Streator on Monday. According to the Streator Police Department, four complaints of windows and/or doors being shot with a BB gun were reported. Two other complaints came in of slashed tires, and a rock thrown

Opening day set for Planned Parenthood’s new Illinois clinic

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — A clinic quietly constructed in southern Illinois to meet demand for abortion services by residents outside the state is close to opening. Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri says Wednesday is opening day for its Fairview Heights

Man gets probation for confronting woman over T-shirt

SKOKIE, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man who confronted a woman for wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the Puerto Rican flag has been sentenced to probation for a hate crime. Timothy Trybus of Des Plaines told a judge Monday that he feels “extremely embarrassed” by his actions in