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Streator Resident Nearly Victim of $10,000 Scam

STREATOR – An elderly person from Streator had apparently already shipped a package with $10,000 in it unknowingly to Social Security scammers on Friday, but police were able to intervene. The Streator Police Department helped a resident recover the funds before they were delivered to a

Teachers Rally But No Closer to Returning to Classroom

MENDOTA- The crowd was supportive Sunday at Strouss Park in Mendota as the striking District 289 teachers and more gathered near a hay rack to hear speeches. Talks on Saturday between the school board and the union broke down again before both sides could agree on the next meeting location.

Ex-substitute teacher gets 112 years in prison for sex abuse

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (AP) — A former suburban Chicago substitute teacher has been sentenced to 112 years in prison for repeatedly sexually assaulting a student. The Daily Herald reports a Kane County judge sentenced 64-year-old Carlos A. Bedoya of Lake in the Hills on Friday. Bedoya was charged in

Classes canceled a 3rd day amid Chicago teacher strike

CHICAGO (AP) — More than 300,000 public school students in Chicago are getting another day off as contract talks continue between the teachers’ union and the nation’s third-largest school district. Chicago Public Schools announced Sunday night that classes and after school

1 of 2 Illinois brothers charged in 1983 death pleads guilty

DIXON, Ill. (AP) — One of two brothers charged in the 1983 death of a man whose body was found in a rural Illinois hog pen has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. Sauk Valley Media reports 69-year-old Gordon “Kent” Bobell of Chillicothe pleaded guilty Friday in Lee