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Streator parks board pushes to complete Central Park project

STREATOR – Streator’s Parks and Open Spaces advisory board is recommending that funds appropriated for Central Park be carried over next year to complete restoration plans. During public comment at October’s Parks and Open Spaces meeting, a resident inquired of the status of Central

Gov. Pritzker unveils five-year economic plan for Illinois

  SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has released a five-year economic plan for Illinois that builds on the state’s strongest sectors such as agriculture, health care and transportation. The Democrat’s “Plan to Revitalize the Illinois Economy and Build the

Illinois State protests prompts meeting on campus atmosphere

  NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — A protest claiming Illinois State University doesn’t offer a welcoming atmosphere to black students has prompted the school’s president to call a meeting with demonstrators. The Black 辽宁体彩网coming Committee organized a Monday march that questioned the

Alabama woman accused of failed murder plot in Geneseo

GENESEO, Ill. (AP) — An Alabama woman has been charged with attempted first-degree murder in what authorities say was a failed plot to kill two people in Illinois. News outlets report Shannon J. Jones, of Center Point, was arrested this week and also charged with conspiracy to commit

Federal prosecutors turn over evidence in corruption case

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors have unveiled the extent of their case against a long-time Chicago alderman facing federal racketeering and other charges. In a hearing Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Robert Dow, prosecutors said they have given more than 40,000 pages and 100 discs of