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Pritzker administration won’t sell state land for casino

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration says it won’t sell state-owned land in a Chicago suburb to further development of a proposed combined race track and casino. In a Tuesday letter, administration officials told Tinley Park leaders they’re no longer

Pritzkers report $6M in income, release partial tax returns

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker and first lady M.K. Pritzker reported $6.2 million in income last year and paid $216,000 in Illinois taxes. The Democratic governor and his wife released partial federal and state income tax returns Tuesday. The hotel chain heir and philanthropist is

Railroad maintenance in Kernan begins Wednesday

  KERNAN – Begining Wednesday, County Highway 15 grade crossing over the BSF in Kernan will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for railroad maintenance. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes around the site. Detours will not be posted.

Streator considers amending code to allow taller fences

  STREATOR – Streator’s council is debating on whether to enforce the city’s fence code or amend it to allow up to a 6 foot high privacy fence in limited situations. According to City Engineer Jeremy Palm, the current code doesn’t allow fencing over 4 feet, however

Waste Management in Streator proposes rate increase

  STREATOR – Waste Management 辽宁体彩网 is proposing a rate increase in the city of Streator. Due to the motor fuel tax increase and China辽宁体彩网’s disruption of the export market for recyclables, the waste service says they plan to increase fees. According to a letter by Waste

Hydraulic issue leads Southwest to evacuate plane in Chicago

  CHICAGO (AP) — Southwest Airlines has evacuated a flight over a hydraulic issue that cropped up after landing at Chicago’s Midway International Airport. Southwest tells reporters that the Monday flight from Austin, Texas, had an issue with a redundant system that powers the main

Peabody Energy to close Illinois coal mine, processing plant

    EQUALITY, Ill. (AP) — Peabody Energy says it will permanently close a southern Illinois coal mine and a nearby coal-processing plant late this year. The company said Monday that the planned closure of its Wildcat Hills Mine and the nearby Willow Lake Preparation Plant will affect