Inmate charged with murder in Southern Illinois jail death

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) — The only inmate being held with a man who was found dead in a Southern Illinois jail cell has been charged with first-degree murder.

State warns of toxic algae forming on Illinois lakes, rivers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — State officials are warning anyone spending time on Illinois lakes and rivers to watch out for a type of rapidly growing algae that can cause illness and other health problems.

Ex-fire chief gets jail time for stealing from department

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The former chief of a central Illinois volunteer fire department has been sentenced to 180 days in jail for improperly using department funds to put gas in his personal vehicles and for other purchases.

New U of Illinois contract gives non-tenured faculty raises

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A new labor contract between the University of Illinois and faculty members who aren’t on a tenure track provides retroactive merit raises, higher minimum salaries and academic freedom protections.

Medical marijuana advocates cheer Rauner’s about-face

By SARA BURNETT Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Medical marijuana advocates are applauding Gov. Bruce Rauner’s about-face on expanding Illinois’ pilot program, saying it will allow time to show the program is worthwhile and help more patients who

Bradley University recognized for use of highway research

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The Federal Highway Administration has recognized Bradley University for its work in integrating new technologies and innovations into the classroom.

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Cards take Nationals, 9-4

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam Wainwright pitched seven gritty innings and made an ample contribution at the plate, hitting a two-run double to help the St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Washington Nationals 9-4 Saturday night.

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Sox fall to Royals, 8-7

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Brett Eibner’s single capped the biggest ninth-inning comeback in Kansas City Royals history, a seven-run rally off David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle that lifted the World Series champions over the Chicago White Sox

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Cubs beat Phillies, 4-1

CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Hendricks pitched a five-hitter for his second career complete game, Dexter Fowler hit a leadoff homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 Saturday.

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...