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FRANKLIN COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -. Franklin County Coroner Marty Leffler has confirmed the death of a 21-year-old man in a Single-vehicle crash on Feb. 17 at 3:00 a.m.. According to Leffler, the crash happened west of Sam Pyle Bridge road on Illinois Route 14. The victim ran off the road and hit a tree.
Chicago -- On Thursday, WGN aired video of several Cook County Jail inmates applauding as the man accused of killing a Chicago police commander walked by their holding cell. Now, WGN Investigates has learned those inmates have been shipped to the southern tip of Illinois. If you look closely at the ...

A Cook County circuit judge will likely be forced to resign from the bench following her conviction Thursday in a $1.4 million federal mortgage fraud ... applications for two investment properties she purchased in 2004 and 2005 when she was working as a lawyer for the Illinois Department of Revenue.
Illinois's 2018 primary election takes place on March 20, and there's a lot at stake on the ballot. The primary ... And voters in Chicago and Cook County also have a couple of important non-partisan ballot questions to answer. ... Residents of other counties can find their election authorities via this directory.
The 39-year-old public-relations consultant from Washington cited best practices in Illinois counties with similar populations, including Champaign and McLean. Ackerman has called for posting more public information to the county website, more rapid reporting of election results and improved inter-office ...
ACT scores were up 1.5 percent and 2.8 percent in Illinois and DuPage County respectively from 2005-2015. Although many factors contribute to disparities in test scores across counties or states, there doesn't seem to be any evidence that counties that saw their property taxes and school spending ...

The Illinois Constitution only requires counties to have elective offices for county board members, sheriffs, clerks and treasurers. Only 25 of the state's 102 counties have more than 60,000 residents, and only 16 of those counties have separate recorder and clerk offices, according to a feasibility study from ...
DUPAGE COUNTY, IL -- The DuPage County Department of Community Services is offering college and occupational training scholarships for low-income individuals with high academic potential. The county said the Community Services Block Grant scholarship supplements the cost of tuition, books, ...
Madison County Animal Care and Control statistics show a 36 percent drop in euthanasia from the previous year, while at the same time a nearly 17 percent increase by rescue groups taking dogs and cats out for adoption, according to a press release. "We are seeing the numbers change," animal care and ...
Illinois County Joins Statewide Campaign to End HIV and AIDS. A southern Illinois county is providing a once-a-day pill that can help prevent infection for people at risk of HIV. Feb. 13, 2018, at 1:04 p.m. ... Clark said the state's lower 19 counties see about 26 new cases a year. Chicago also is seeing fewer than 1,000 cases ...
A Cook County commissioner who's pushing to legalize recreational marijuana says he uses pot regularly to treat a medical condition. John Fritchey received his medical ... Illinois Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Todd Maisch will speak to the City Club of Chicago. On Wednesday, Rauner will ...
McCracken County, KY (KFVS) -. According to McCracken County Sheriff Jon Hayden, the suspect in a McCracken County shooting has been taken into custody in Illinois. Around 2 p.m., 42-year-old Shawn K Sutton was arrested on US Highway 45 North and IL Hwy. 169 West in southern Illinois by ...
1, there's added activity in the normally busy daily arraignment court hearings in Champaign County. Thanks to the Bail Reform Act of 2017, signed ... That has been the practice for several decades in Champaign County but apparently not in some Illinois counties. Even if a person wants time to hire his own ...
This rapid increase in the tax rate meant the median homeowner in DuPage County was fleeced for an additional $812 on his property tax bill in 2013 compared to 2011, even though the home he had invested in had lost value. It wasn't just DuPage. Counties across Illinois faced higher property tax rates despite a decline ...
An Illinois sheriff is warning residents about a sophisticated phone scam involving a person posing as an Internal Revenue Service agent. ... Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says the scam begins with calls made to homes in which an automated voice tells residents that they're the subject of an arrest warrant ...
Today, Madison County, Ill., just outside St. Louis, covers 740 square miles, in line with the dimension of neighboring counties. But for a while in the early days of Illinois statehood, Madison was larger -- much, much larger. When it was founded on Sept. 14, 1812, Madison County covered virtually four-fifths ...
MURPHYSBORO -- Early voting for the March 20 primary election was scheduled to begin Thursday, but some counties aren't offering the option due to a candidate ballot challenge at the state level. On Feb. 2, a Cook County judge ruled that Democratic attorney general candidate Scott Drury should not ...

Sheriff's Office Warns Of Phone scam In Will County. WILL COUNTY, IL -- Several citizens have continued to report phone scams to the Will County Sheriff's Office. Residents have received calls where the person on the phone has claimed to be a deputy or deputy chief from the sheriff's office. The sheriff's ...
MACOUPIN COUNTY • Investigators are searching by land and air here for a mother of four who has been missing nearly two weeks. ... first responders came to help the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis in the search for Denita M. Hedden in and around the village of Royal Lakes in Macoupin County.
Sky cranes ought to be the state bird of Texas, based on my second extended visit to the Lone Star state in the past three years. I am in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metro area, which at 7.4 million residents rivals metro-Chicago. Texas has grown 13 percent since 2010, top among the 50 states; Illinois registered a ...
Among the healthiest counties: New York County, New York, Pitkin County, Colorado, and Iroquois County, Illinois. Among the least healthy: Menominee County, Wisconsin, Turner County, Georgia, McNairy County, Tennessee, and of course, Musselshell. "This suggests a separate role for culture and ...
Investigators are planning a land and air search of a section of Macoupin County on Tuesday for a woman who has been missing more than a week. The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis warned that the number of emergency vehicles involved in the search for Denita M. Hedden could mean delays ...
That story and 199 more paired with photos of museum artifacts -- including the green suit -- are contained within a new collaborative book, "200 Objects That Made History in Lake & McHenry Counties." The book, published by Lake County Historical Alliance, was produced to celebrate Illinois' ...
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (AP) - law enforcement officers in one western Illinois county have launched a program allowing people to come to law enforcement to get help with an opioid problem. The Rock Island Argus reports that Rock Island County's law enforcement launched the Safe Passage program, based ...
According to Illinois Gov. Edward Dunne's 1933 "History of Illinois," the entire Indiana Territory then held a population of less than 6,000 souls. As a part of the Indiana Territory, Illinois was included in three counties- Knox County (made up of Indiana and eastern Illinois), Randolph County (southern Illinois), ...
Beckus and Kondenar will receive medallions and certificates at an April 11 PTK awards banquet in Springfield, along with nominees from other Illinois community colleges. Both are automatically nominated as candidates for PTK's All-USA Academic Team; finalists will be selected in late February to ...
A Cook County Circuit Court judge on Friday knocked state Rep. Scott Drury from the Democratic ballot for attorney general -- although the Highwood legislator plans to appeal the decision. Drury in a statement seemed to blame the Illinois Democratic party and its leader for the decision. Drury was the only ...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Samantha Hasselbring of Cissna Park, is the new 2018 Miss Illinois County Fair Queen. Hasselbring represented Iroquois County in the 59th annual Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield. The pageant was held in conjunction with the annual Illinois ...
A central Illinois sheriff who's the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett says he's gearing up to donate $1.4 million to pay for wide-ranging expenses ... The (Decatur) Herald & Review reports Macon County Sheriff Howard Buffett, who runs a foundation, is giving 13 donations that need approval by the ...
There, at a spot near the Illinois River in what was to become Tazewell County, IN the area where Fort Crevecoeur had briefly existed, they maintained a ... Antoine Bourbonne, Francois Bourbonne, and Antoine Deschamp, Buisson is a notable figure in the early history of both Tazewell and Peoria counties.
Berrios also maintains that the Illinois Constitution gives governing authority over election issues to the state and that Cook County does not have the power to set its own limits. The lawsuit against the Cook County Board of Commissioners and its Board of Ethics opens a new front in a battle over the ...
HARDIN COUNTY, IL - prosecutors say a Hardin County, Illinois, man arrested in August on an attempted murder charge pleaded guilty on Thursday. In exchange, the Hardin County State's Attorney's Office says, he was sentenced to 22 years and six months in prison followed by three years of mandatory ...
Samantha Hasselbring, 19, of Cissna Park, recently was named 2018 Miss Illinois County Fair Queen at the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs in ... During a two-day competition, Hasselbring represented Iroquois County and competed against 70 contestants from the state of Illinois to become the very ...
QUINCY -- The Advocacy Network for children is expanding its Court Appointed Special Advocate program to three more Illinois counties. Through a grant awarded by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, the CASA program, which already has a presence in Adams and McDonough counties, ...
Under protest, City Hall plans to hand over to the Department of Justice documents it demanded Wednesday as Attorney General Jeff Sessions upped the ante on the national sanctuary city fight -- with the threat of subpoenas. The DOJ demanded records from Chicago, Cook County and the state of Illinois ...
Hasselbring was in Springfield Sunday at the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs 108th convention when she was named Miss Illinois County Fair. She is the first fair queen ... As Miss Illinois County Fair Queen, Hasselbring will visit as many county fairs as she can this summer. "I will be visiting all over ...
Cars purchased in Monroe County will cost buyers about $344 less than the state average, making it the fourth-cheapest county to buy a car in Illinois, according to a survey by Autolist. Autolist officials surveyed more than 320,000 listings in all 102 counties to compile a list of the top 84 counties to purchase ...
Samantha Hasselbring of Cissna park waves to the crowd in the grandstand after being named 2017 Iroquois County Fair Queen. ... Samantha Hasselbring, of Cissna Park, was named 2018 Miss Illinois County Fair on Sunday at the Illinois Association of agriculture Fairs at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in ...
SPRINGFIELD -- Miss Iroquois County was selected Sunday night as the 59th Miss Illinois County Fair Queen. Samantha Hasselbring, 19, a Parkland College student from Cissna Park, will reign over the 2018 Illinois and DuQuoin state fairs. She will also represent all of the 104 Illinois county fairs.
2018 is a big election year for Illinois and the Sangamon County Clerk's office said it's important for everyone to realize that. The march in the capital city to the statehouse brings attention to the polls. "Any time that there is kind of an awareness," said Sangamon County Clerk, Don Gray, "To the core components of the ...
There are six counties in Illinois that have Indian-inspired names, at least 60 towns, and scores of schools and other places, from Aptakisic Road in Lake County to the town of Wetaug in Union County. Many other roads now have more prosaic names but trace the paths tribes once used, from the east-west ...
Illinois state police saved the lives of two drivers from separate drug overdose incidents Jan. 18. in Winnebago and Madison Counties. At 9:30 a.m., an officer responded to a motorist assist on the ramp from I-270 eastbound and I-255 southbound in Madison County. The officer found an unresponsive man ...
Despite the slowly dropping numbers, Knox County was one of only seven of the 102 Illinois counties to meet quota in the last year. Before a video played on the history of the organization, Strom encouraged the audience to "sit back and think about that moment where you found the farm bureau. Where ...
OGLE COUNTY - BREAKING: Illinois state police are investigating a plane down in Grand Detour, Ogle County. Early reports say that a small two to three engine plane landed in a body of water a little before 2p.m. Unconfirmed reports say that two people were transported to the hospital with non-life ...
The Illinois Department of natural resources is trying to determine if there is anything to reports of a cougar being spotted in a DuPage County forest preserve. ... Cougar sightings are rare in Illinois and the forest preserve says state and district officials have not confirmed that there's a cougar in the area.
At the news conference, Rauner announced he signed an executive order barring lawmakers from arguing cases in front of the Illinois State Tax Appeals Board. Flossmoor resident Christine Wilson said her home was improperly appraised for nearly $300,000 by Cook County and her property taxes are ...
SPRINGFIELD -- students in five Illinois counties will get some help paying for their trip to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in ... from Coles, Douglas, Macon, Moultrie and Piatt counties between March 23 and June 30 during a special exhibit celebrating the Illinois bicentennial.
Matthew McKinley, 35, of Coulterville, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. Michael Barfield Jr., 40, of Nashville, Illinois, was seriously injured and flown via medical helicopter from the scene to an area hospital after being extricated from his car. A statement from the Illinois State ...
The historic organization is known as 4-H and has several clubs in St. Clair, Monroe and Madison counties. But St. Clair County eliminated money this year for the local University of Illinois Extension program, which administers 4-H. For at least the past four fiscal years, St. Clair County has allocated ...
Cook County Judge Raymond Mitchell ruled that Shah's decision was "clearly erroneous," noting that two medical journals had reviewed 45 clinical studies of cannabis used to treat pain. "The record shows that individuals with intractable pain would benefit from the medical use of cannabis," the judge ...


 

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