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  • Lawmakers Consider Bobcat Hunting Season

    (Springfield, IL)  --  Bobcats could soon be up for the taking in Illinois.  State Rep Wayne Rosenthal says the cats pose a major threat to farm animals, so he wants hunters to help keep the population under control. He's backing a bill that would allo...
  • Online Gambling Back On The Docket In Springfield

    (Springfield, IL)  --  Lawmakers are trying to find ways to fill a multi-billion-dollar gap in the state's budget and they say online gambling may be the way to go.  Supporters say it could bring in hundreds-of-millions-of-dollars-a-year, but opponents...
  • Rutherford Admits Harassment Claims Hurt Campaign

    (Chicago, IL)  --  State Treasurer Dan Rutherford admits the sexual harassment claims against him have put a serious wrench in his campaign for governor.  But, he still says the allegations are false.  Rutherford has been sinking in the polls since a ...
  • Illinois To Spend More Before Medicaid Reform Saves Money

    (Springfield, IL) -- Illinois will have to add at least 400-million-dollars to its Medicaid budget if the state has any hope of getting five-billion-dollars from the feds. Doug Elwell with Health Management Associates says there's one simple goal in refor...
  • Brady Poll Shows He's Gaining Ground

    (Bloomington, IL)  --  A new poll reveals Bill Brady is gaining ground in the race for the GOP nomination for governor.  But, it's Brady's own internal poll that puts him eight percentage points behind front-runner Bruce Rauner, with a spread of 32 to ...
  • Electric Worker Falls To His Death

    (Pekin, IL)  -- An investigation is underway after a maintenance worker fell to his death.  Officials say Ryan Regan was working on an Ameren Illinois utility pole in Pekin on Tuesday when he was hit with a jolt of electricity.  He was working for a pr...
  • Lawmaker Wants Prescription For 'Pseudo"

    (Peoria, IL)  --  A state senator from Peoria wants to make it harder to get the ingredients for methamphetamine.  Dave Koehler has introduced a bill that would require a doctor's prescription to buy cold medicine containing pseudoephedrine, a key comp...
  • City Of Peoria Reaches Agreement In Federal Lawsuit

    (Peoria, IL)  --  A Peoria police officer and the city of Peoria have reached an agreement in connection with a federal lawsuit.  The city council approved paying $20,000 in the settlement during Tuesday nights meeting.  The settlement stems from a No...
  • New Test Could Pinpoint Concussion

    (Undated)  --  A simple sideline vision test could help determine if an athlete has a concussion.  Dr. Rick Figler treats concussions.  New York University researchers had male and female athletes from various sports read numbers on index cards.  The...
  • Police News 02-28-14

    Police Arrest Woman On Battery Charges(Canton, IL)  --   A Canton woman is facing battery charges after being arrested following an incident at a downtown tavern in Canton earlier this week.  Police say they were dispatched to Jack's Bar located at 14...
  • Boat Of Missing Bernadotte Man Found

    (Bernadotte, IL)  --  The search for a missing man from Bernadotte resumed yesterday after flood waters from the Spoon River had receded enough to allow it to continue.  As a result, searchers were able to locate the boat of the missing man, 66-yea...
  • Concealed Carry Permits Coming Next Week

    (Undated)  --  People in Illinois could be carrying guns in public, legally, as early as next week.  The State Police has put the final touches on the new concealed carry system and will likely have the first round of permits in the mail this weekend....
  • Police, Fire, Court News 02-27-14

    Traffic Stop Leads To Canton Mans Arrest(Canton, IL)  --  A Canton man is facing several charges after a traffic stop that occured over the weekend in Canton.  Police say they stopped the vehi9cle Saturday afternoon at just after 3:15 near 2nd Avenue a...
  • Tazewell County Authorities Say East Peoria Man Electrocuted

    (East Peoria, IL)  --  Authorities in Tazewell County say that an East Peoria man was the victim of an apparent electrocution.  35-year old Ryan Michael Regan was taken to Pekin Hospital on Tuesday but was later pronounced dead according to the Tazewel...
  • Case Of Measles Reported In McDonough County

    (Macomb, Il)  --  A case of the measles is being reported out of McDonough County.  Health officials say a young child was contagious between February 14th and February 23rd.  They say they’ve already contacted parents of other kids who may have bee...
  • Ameren Schedules Workshops For Spoon River Transmission Line Project

    (Undated)  --  Ameren Illinois has schedeuled two Focus Group Workshops for the Spoon River Transmission Line Project to take place next week.  The workshops are set to take place on Tuesday, March 4th from 4 until 5:30 p.m. at the Marriott Pere Marque...
  • Search For Missing Man Near Bernadotte Called Off Because of High Water From Spoon River

    (Bernadotte, IL)  --  Authorities in Fulton County called off the search for a missing 66-year old man near Bernadotte because of the swollen Spoon River in that area.  Rescue personnel from Fulton County from Ipava, Lewistown and Copperas Creek Fire D...
  • Police, Fire and Court News 02-26-14

    Canton Man Arrested Following Traffic Stop In Canton(Canton, IL)  --  A Canton man is facing drug charges after being arrested earlier this week in Canton after a traffic stop.  Police say they received information that 56-year old Dwight A. Legoo woul...
  • Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy Could Mean Baby Behavioral Risks

    Undated)  --  A new study shows pregnant acetaminophen [[ uh-see-tuh-MIN-uh-fin ]] users could risk their baby's behavioral health.  Obstetrician Dr. Jeff Chapa says acetaminophen affects some pregnancy and thyroid hormone levels.  Chapa says among th...
  • Peoria District 150's Board of Education Approves All Students Getting Free Peoria Public Library Cards

    (Peoria, IL)  --  The Peoria School District 150 Board of Education has approved that every student in the district will get a free Peoria Public Library card.  The board unanimously approved that decision at Monday night's board meeting.  The decisio...

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