IDOT to halt road work in many areas during holiday weekend

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Transportation says it is halting road construction in many areas of the state during the Memorial Day weekend.

Illinois Commerce Commission OKs Peoples Gas settlements

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Commerce Commission says consumers should get refunds within three months after it approved $18.5 million in settlements with a Chicago utility company.

Alton post office picks up and moves

ALTON, Ill. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is on the move in Alton, Illinois.

Suspect in deadly St. Louis carjacking killed by police

WASHINGTON PARK, Ill. (AP) — A man sought in the fatal shooting of a woman during a carjacking in which the suspects threw an infant from the vehicle has been shot and killed by police in Illinois.

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.

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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...