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Illinois day care workers charged with 'force-feeding' infants

Police on Wednesday charged three women seen in a video force-feeding infants at a day care center. Investigators said surveillance footage from Little People Learning Center in Downers Grove, Illinois, showed the employees giving infants solid food, holding their mouths shut and tilting their heads


Sheriff's office in Illinois reports 10 Scott's Law violations within 2 hours

CLARK Co., Ill. (KWQC) - Officials with Clark County in Illinois say in just two hours they made 10 Scott's Law violation traffic stops. "People are getting killed out here folks," the post reads on Facebook. "Your neighbors, our public servants, our first responders, our local tow operations, your


Illinois man dies after vehicle crash

A Barry, Illinois man is dead after a single vehicle crash in Pike County Wednesday night. According to Illinois State Police, 35-year-old Lance Bowen crashed his Jeep Grand Cherokee along Highway 4 just north of El Dara just before 5 p.m.


For first time, population in all Illinois' metro areas declines

U.S. Census data released Thursday showed the population in every one of the state's metropolitan areas declined in the past year for the first time. The Chicago metropolitan area, which includes suburban cities and portions of Wisconsin and Indiana, reported the largest population decrease in the n


Illinois Senate passes bill requiring kindergarten for all 5-year-olds

Lowering the compulsory age to attend school from 6 to 5 would tie Illinois for the lowest compulsory attendance age in the nation. Parents will have less choice about their child’s readiness for school if state lawmakers pass a bill lowering the mandatory school age from 6 to 5 years old.


Firefighters battle massive early morning fire in Columbia, Illinois

COLUMBIA, Ill. (KMOV.com) – Firefighters were called to a massive house fire in the Metro East overnight. A home in the 7150 block of Summit View Dr. in Columbia caught fire about 3:00 a.m. Thursday.


Opponents of legal marijuana in Illinois: 'This is not a done deal'

CHICAGO — While state lawmakers continue behind-the-scenes negotiations on a bill to legalize recreational marijuana, opponents of legal pot are trying to derail an outcome that some have treated as inevitable since the November election of Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker.


The Abortion Wars, Part 2: The Illinois Option

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device:. Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher. Four states have passed laws this year that effectively ban abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, and others, including Missouri, are expected to follow suit. Some Missourians are cros


Police release footage of Aurora, Illinois warehouse shooting

Police in Aurora, Illinois released surveillance video on Wednesday of the mass shooting that left five people dead and five officers injured at a manufacturing warehouse in February.


Opinion | Ron Stadt: Hickory Ridge benefits all of Southern Illinois

Experiencing a rain delay out at Hickory Ridge gold course in Carbondale, several of us golfers tried to project the benefits and disadvantages to the golf course in the possible merging of the Carbondale Park District and the city. The Comments quickly turned to listing of the many ways the golf co


Illinois urges residents to prepare for severe weather

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois officials are warning residents to prepare for potentially severe weather forecast for large parts of the state. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency issued an alert Tuesday. The National Weather Service is forecasting damaging winds with hail and tornadoes poss


Flood Watch for Southeast Illinois Counties

The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a Flood Watch for Clark, Clay, Crawford, Jasper, Lawrence, and Richland counties from 7 AM CDT this morning through Friday morning. Total rainfall along and southeast of a Martinsville to Flora line will range from 2 to 2.50 inches…with locally high


University of Illinois student dies after falling off roof in Champaign

A student at the University of Illinois at Champaign has died after falling off a roof of a home near the school. Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup told The (Champaign) News-Gazette that 21-year-old Destyni Thomas of Urbana was visiting a friend on John Street in Champaign when she fell from a


Illinois will be switching to real IDs

Illinois is also switching to real IDs, but does that mean you have to get a new driver’s license?. If you want to fly, domestically, you can use your driver’s license as identification until October 1, 2020.


'Fair Workweek' laws coming soon to Illinois. Employers should take note

In the past years, employers have been faced with increasing minimum wages and employee benefits, such as required paid sick leave. Employers - especially those in the retail and restaurant industry - are now faced with a new hurdle:


Illinois State Rep. Walker, Sen. Ann Gillespie Contribute at Care Package Event for Troops

Share The Cardinal -- Arlingtoncardinal.com Articles (E-Mail, Facebook, Twitter & More) Along with Illinois State Sen. Ann Gillespie and many other area volunteers, Illinois State Rep. Mark Walker, D-Arlington Heights, recently attended a Help USA Troops Packing Party event and helped organize care


2019 Illinois High School Musical Theatre Award nominations announced

The nominees for the 2019 Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards (IHSMTA) were announced Wednesday by Broadway In Chicago. The awards honor the Illinois chapter of the national Jimmy Awards (named in honor of the late theater impresario James M. Nederlander) in recognition of outstanding achiev


Salmonella-Tainted Tuna Recalled In Illinois

ILLINOIS — Frozen, ground tuna shipped to Illinois has been recalled due to a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella illnesses. The outbreak has been linked to Louisiana-based Jensen Tuna and was imported from JK Fish in Vietnam, according to a recall notice posted Tuesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Admi


Illinois appeals court frowns at lineup with one suspect matching description of suspect

A divided Illlinois appellate court panel on Wednesday ordered a Cook County judge to reconsider a 2012 robbery conviction that, the majority ruled, may have resulted from a lineup that suggested to the victims which person to identify.


Illinois Emergency Management Agency Encourages Citizens to Stay Aware, Be Prepared for Strong to Severe Storms in Coming Days

Locals officials and officials with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency are urging residents to be alert and prepared for strong to severe storms in the coming days. Village of Oswego officials say that the National Weather Service has issued a severe weather outlook for northern Illinois, incl