Former Pinckneyville bookkeeper sentenced in fraud case

BENTON, Ill. (AP) — A 53-year-old former bookkeeper for a small southern Illinois fire protection district has been sentenced to prison for defrauding taxpayers of more than $444,000.

Illinois road plan focuses on maintenance and repair

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration says it will spend the next six years trying to maintain and improve a deteriorating transit system.

Chicago Schools CEO to lead Springfield rally over funding

CHICAGO (AP) — The head of Chicago Public Schools say the district has “reached the point of no return” and faces severe cuts without “equal” funding from the state.

AP: 12 security fence breaches at Chicago’s 2 big airports

CHICAGO (AP) — An Associated Press investigation has found that people climbed over or crashed cars through security fencing around Chicago’s two main airports more than authorities have disclosed.

Cook County programs gives youth summer forest preserve jobs

CHICAGO (AP) — More than 100 young people will get the chance to earn money and experience the outdoors through a summer jobs program in Cook County’s forest preserves.

Siloam Springs State Park getting rails for hitching horses

CLAYTON, Ill. (AP) — Siloam Springs State Park in western Illinois is getting 25 new metal hitching rails to give horseback riders a place to tie up horses.

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Cardinals acquire minor league outfielder from Royals

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals acquired outfielder Jose Martinez from the Kansas City Royals for cash considerations Wednesday.

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Arrieta moves to 9-0 and Cubs edge Cardinals 9-8

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jake Arrieta remained unbeaten on the season despite allowing as many as four runs for the first time in nearly a year and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-8 Wednesday.

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After beating Sale, Indians top Quintana, White Sox 4-3

CHICAGO (AP) — Corey Kluber allowed two runs over 7 1/3 innings and the Cleveland Indians roughed up a top White Sox pitcher for the second straight day in a 4-3 win over Chicago Wednesday.

Florine receives Western Big 6 Honor
Congratulations to Galesburg High School senior Shayli Florine, who on Wednesday...
GHS girls to state track meet
The IHSA girls state track and field meet begins tomorrow in...