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Electric vehicle startup to begin manufacturing in Illinois

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Thousands of people attended an event to see prototypes of electric vehicles a central Illinois startup plans to create, an effort that already has the backing of officials through promised tax breaks and incentives. Rivian Automotive held a public event Sunday to show the

Police: Chicago man who killed 5 wrote threatening notes

  CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man who gunned down five of his neighbors over the weekend had had angry run-ins with his fellow tenants and left threatening notes on the inside of his door suggesting he was planning an act of violence, authorities said Monday. Investigators haven’t

Road closed for crane crossing in Streator on Tuesday

STREATOR – Beginning Tuesday, County Highway 40 on North 13th Road between East 25th Road and East 26th Road in Streator will be closed. The road will shut down between the hours of 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. for crane crossing for the Otter Creek Wind Farm. Locals are urged to seek alternative