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Travis Reinking, 29, of Morton, Illinois, allegedly was wearing only a green jacket when he opened fire at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday on a Waffle House at 3571 Murfreesboro Pike in Antioch outside Nashville. He was seen walking south on Murfreesboro Pike, according to a Metro Nashville Police Department ...
Towns had their own markets that processed and shipped fish to large Midwestern and Eastern cities from the 1890s to the 1950s. ... Massive engineering projects began to change that, and the Illinois and Michigan Canal opened in 1848 between the Chicago River and the Illinois River near LaSalle, tying ...

William Ross' proclamation that his town of Atlas would be the star city in Western Illinois was much believed. By 1821, Ross had built the first brick house in ... Chicago was at the time "a village of Pike County, containing 12 or 15 houses and about 60 or 70 inhabitants." Ross and his brothers Clarendon, ...
ILLINOIS CITY, Ill. (KWQC) — KWQC-TV6 news was on the scene of an active Barn fire at 32504 148th Avenue Illinois City. Buffalo Prarie, Illinois City, and Andalusia Fire Departments responded to the scene. There were no injuries and the barn has burned to the ground.
Fairfax, Va. - With support from the National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), Guns Save Life has officially filed their lawsuit today challenging the recent attempt by Deerfield Village, IL to criminalize so-called “assault weapons” and “high capacity magazines” within village limits.
Beyond Chicago: 5 other Illinois cities to visit during this bicentennial year ... Reminders of the 16th U.S. president are plentiful because Abe Lincoln lived in this state capital city until his 1860 election. Five years later, he ... Don't leave town before ordering a horseshoe, invented here 90 years ago. On the ...

As a result, the Illinois comptroller is holding up more than $1 million in state money the town is owed, thanks to a state law that just took effect. ... then yes, those municipalities all around the state have ability to seek an intercept of state revenues that would otherwise come to the municipality,” Msall said.
And while no sweeping gun control laws have been enacted at the federal level, one town in Illinois is taking matters into its own hands. ... suburb of Highland Park passed a similar ban in 2013, which was contested as unconstitutional by one of the city's residents and the Illinois State Rifle Association.
The Daily Southtown reports that the ShotSpotter system from a California-based company is used in Chicago and other major cities. Cook County medical examiner's office data show that since 2012 Calumet City has recorded 22 gun-related homicides more than all but three municipalities in suburban ...
DEERFIELD, Ill. – Members of the village board in the northern Chicago suburb of Deerfield have voted unanimously to ban certain semi-automatic firearms. WLS-TV in Chicago reports the amendment to the village's gun ordinance restricts firearms that village leaders define as assault weapons along with ...
WLS-TV in Chicago reports the amendment to the village's gun ordinance restricts firearms that village leaders define as assault weapons along with high-capacity ... Deerfield Village Manager Kent Street said if more towns banned the weapons then it's possible the state and federal government will too.
The Village Board of Trustees in Deerfield, Ill., a suburb near Chicago, voted on April 2 to ban the possession, sale, and manufacture of assault weapons ... Deerfield Mayor Rosenthal asked the town's leaders to prepare a ban on assault rifles days after the Parkland shooting, which passed unanimously.
The new law goes into effect June 13. Residents who don't remove banned weapons by then face a fine of $1,000 a day. The ordinance is based on Highland Park's high-powered weapons ban, which survived a 2015 legal battle that went to the U.S. Supreme Court. Deerfield Village Manager Kent Street said if more towns ...
Residents in an Illinois town must get rid of certain types of firearms or face daily fines after the village's council approved a ban on the weapons. The Deerfield, Illinois Board of Trustee unanimously approved a ban on semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines, the Chicago Tribune reported.
In this March 15, 2010, file photo, copies of the 2010 Census forms in Phoenix are seen. The 2020 U.S. Census will add a question about citizenship status, a move that brought swift condemnation from Democrats who said it would intimidate immigrants and discourage them from participating. Ross D.
The village board in the northern Chicago suburb of Deerfield has voted unanimously to ban some semi-automatic firearms. April 3, 2018, at 11:00 ... Deerfield Village Manager Kent Street said if more towns banned the weapons then it's possible the state and federal government will too. Opponents of the ...
IOWA CITY — An Illinois man accused and acquitted of sexual assault is suing Iowa City, the investigating officer and Johnson County. The claims in a lawsuit filed earlier this month by Joshua Venckus, 27, stem from a sexual assault investigation from February 2013 and the subsequent investigation and ...

In this Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents serve an employment audit notice at a 7-Eleven convenience store in Los Angeles. There's been backlash to the state's effort to protect immigrants from stepped up deportations under the Trump administration.
Centuries ago Illinois was home to the largest and most influential city in what would become the United States, rivaling the size of European cities at the ... in Illinois that have Indian-themed names, at least 60 towns, and scores of schools and other places, from Aptakisic Road in Lake County to the town of ...
For years, the residents of Pike County, Missouri have blamed their worsening floods on their neighbors across the Mississippi River in Illinois. Ever since the Sny .... The 1993 flood hit the city just after the Army Corps had finished building a flood wall — a vertical barrier similar to a levee. Lyng said the wall ...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago City Council has approved a new car-sharing service in the city. Aldermen on ... The car-sharing pilot project is expected to start in May and continue through June 30, 2019 unless the City Council moves to end it earlier. ... The company already operates in other cities.
CHICAGO, IL — Easter is sometimes sunny and warm here in Illinois, but with our unpredictable weather, it can also be cold, gloomy, rainy or even snowy. No matter, according to consumer finance site WalletHub, which ranks the Windy City as the third best place in the nation to celebrate the holiday.
A central Illinois city becomes the latest to pass laws bringing in more money to pay growing pension obligations. Local officials touted the sales tax hike as a decrease in property taxes, but one expert says it's just shifting the tax burden from property taxes to sales taxes and that property taxes could still ...
Illinois is completely surrounded by right-to-work states that have laws making it unlawful for companies to require union dues as a condition of employment. While the state of Illinois is unlikely to pass such legislation of its own, the Illinois village of Lincolnshire attempted to enact a right-to-work ordinance ...
They decided to move the purchase age for tobacco and vaping products to 21. The unanimous vote from the council placed Aurora among 18 other municipalities with a 21-or-older purchase rule. Chicago, Evanston, Naperville and Bolingbrook have similar laws. Aurora mayor Richard Irvin says the city ...
Illinois is completely surrounded by right-to-work states that have laws making it unlawful for companies to require union dues as a condition of employment. While the state of Illinois is unlikely to pass such legislation of its own, the Illinois village of Lincolnshire attempted to enact a right-to-work ordinance ...
Municipalities, counties and regional government agencies must pay a 2 percent fee to process their local sales taxes, the Daily Herald reported. ... City budget director Bill McCarty said late last year the newly imposed fee was costing the city $840,000 in sales tax revenue that would normally go into city ...
A Horticulture 180 class will be offered free this fall to Western-Quad-Cities students enrolled in the dual-enrollment program, said School of Agriculture director Dr. Andrew Baker. Similar to programs offered in Macomb, it will allow high school students in Illinois and Iowa to earn three college credits "before ...
Time is running out for the city of Atlanta, which was given until Wednesday to pay off the cyberattackers who laid siege to city government data and are threatening to wipe the computers clean. But, as Georgia Public Broadcasting's Emily Cureton reported for NPR, even if officials authorized the six-bitcoin ...
That's something, Hollebeck said, that the city has had to do at the plant sitting on the Illinois River the past several years. Hollenbeck said protecting it from high water is important for the health and safety of his city. “This facility treats all the human waste and all the wastewater for the entire town," he said.
Illinois American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), President Bruce Hauk today announced the Company's acquisition of the Village of Fisher's water and wastewater systems. The purchase of the system adds approximately 850 new water and wastewater customers to the Company's ...
GRAFTON (AP) – An Illinois riverfront community is finalizing a deal for a $2 million gondola and a new shuttle service. The Alton Telegraph reports the gondola would take visitors from an area near downtown Grafton uphill to a scenic winery that overlooks the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. It would be a ...
The Alton Telegraph reports the gondola would take visitors from an area near downtown Grafton uphill to a scenic winery that overlooks the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. It would be a joint venture between Aerie's Resort, which operates Aerie's Winery, and two New Hampshire gondola companies.
For the third consecutive year, the Chicago metro area – which includes nine Illinois counties, four in Indiana and one in Wisconsin – saw a drop in population, according to ... In addition, he said the Latino population is growing more slowly, while whites are growing in the city but declining in the suburbs.
HOMEWOOD, IL - The village of Homewood is looking to hire part-time firefighters/paramedics and will hold a written examination for those who apply next month. The pay rate for a firefighter/paramedic in Homewood is $20 an hour. Applications are available on the Village of Homewood website.
MOLINE-- Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is thankful he can make a victory speech right now, after challenger Representative Jeanne Ives questioned the incumbent governor's conservative values. “Very important victory last night in the primary it was a hard fought primary battle,” says Rauner. Rauner ...
The officials said that no evidence has been found to indicate the city's emergency 911 response networks, including those used by police and fire departments, were tampered with. They also do not believe the city's water department or Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport computer systems ...
Initially, the City of Chicago agreed that the police reforms should be included in a consent decree overseen by a court monitor. ... The city reversed its position again after the Illinois Attorney General filed a lawsuit calling for federal court intervention, community oversight and implementation of the ...
Mosque bombing suspect well known to neighbor, law enforcement in small Illinois town ... One of three men charged in the Bloomington, Minn. mosque bombing last year held a gun to his neighbor's head and later planted explosives in the same neighbor's shed, according to charges filed in Illinois.
Workers in traditional steel towns across the country are rejoicing over President Trump's steep tariffs on imported steel that go into effect Friday. Especially in Granite City, Ill., where U.S. Steel is calling back 500 laid off workers to restart one of its two idled blast furnaces at a mill there. That mill is the town's ...
MORRIS – The Morris City Council took a stand against a bill in Springfield that could negatively impact how the city conducts annexations. At Monday' city council meeting, the council voted unanimously on a resolution that opposes House Bill 5727. The bill would make it possible for citizens to request ...
Rep. Dan Lipinski of Illinois, one of the most conservative Democrats in Congress, narrowly won a primary Tuesday over a progressive newcomer who argued the congressman's views no longer reflect the Chicago-area district he has represented for seven terms. Marie Newman, who was little-known ...
The Village of Orland Park employs public workers to operate snow plows in the Village. Those snow plows are assigned routes to ... Every government entity in Illinois has a limited budget and should use the funds in its possession for the best public benefit. What public benefit comes from tipping other ...
... of municipalities for the economic gain of a thriving industry. Included in the lack of local authority is a cap on how much cities and villages could charge cell companies for the private, commercial use of public property and municipality-owned infrastructure. The legislation conveniently exempts the city of ...
(AP) — With the abandoned smokestacks off the bay and ramshackle factories along 12th Street, it's easy to pin the blame for this industrial city's plight on the loss of ... In Ohio, such cities as Toledo and Canton have had a harder time retaining jobs in offices than on factory floors. ... And Decatur, Illinois.
Mitchell joined the Sun-Times as an Education Writer in 1991, and has covered City Hall and US Federal Courts. Published Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, Mitchell's columns continually raise community awareness about important advocacy issues, including criminal justice, police misconduct, and ...
U.S. Steel announced it will restart a blast furnace and steelmaking operations at its Granite City Works plant in southern Illinois near St. Louis as a result of ... especially those in steel towns like Granite City, have for too long been the victims of the illegal and unfair practices of our overseas trading partners, ...
The 1,400-acre Mid-American International Gateway Business Park, which will have access to the Kansas City Southern Railroad (KCS), has been in the planning stages for four years and, in addition to its logistics capacity for offloading cargo to semi-trucks along the rail line, will include assembly and ...
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HIGHLAND PARK, IL — The City Council unanimously voted to grant permission to a developer to build a new assisted living facility on the 900 block of Central Avenue and Deerfield Road, Pioneer Press reported. The developer has offered to create a pedestrian crossing extending into Sunset Woods ...


 

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