State Police announces traffic safety initiative

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Police have joined a national initiative aimed at reducing fatalities on highways.

Family asks for FBI investigation of 2013 police shooting

CHICAGO (AP) — The family of a teenager shot to death by Chicago police in 2013 is asking for an FBI investigation after seeing surveillance video that captured part of the incident.

Chicago has ambulance equipped to handle infectious diseases<

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Department now has on the street its first ambulance outfitted with a pressurized plastic tent so that it can transport patients suffering from infectious diseases.

Illinois farmers see changes in property tax assessments

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Illinois farmers are paying attention to assessed land value as they pay their 2016 property taxes because of a remedy to a disparity that hinged on soil quality.

Plans shape up for actor Dick Van Dyke to visit Illinois

DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The executive director of Dick Van Dyke’s charitable foundation says the 90-year-old actor will take part in events in Danville and suburban Chicago next month.

Illinois governor: Still time to achieve ‘grand compromise’

BEDFORD PARK, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says there’s time for Republicans and rank-and-file Democrats to accomplish “a grand compromise” on a balanced budget before the Legislature adjourns May 31.

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Ramirez hits 2 of Indians’ 6 HRs in DH split with White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) — Rajai Davis’ two-run homer in the fifth inning put Cleveland ahead to stay, Jose Ramirez hit his second long ball of the day and Juan Uribe also went deep to lead the Indians to a

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Grichuk’s homer in 9th lifts Cardinals to 4-3 win over Cubs

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Randal Grichuck hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the ninth to lift the St. Louis Cardinals a 4-3 win over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night.

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Pavelski scores twice, Sharks top Blues to take 3-2 lead

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Joe Pavelski scored two goals, including the go-ahead score in the opening minute of the third period, and the San Jose Sharks beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3 to take a 3-2 lead in

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...