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Edgar Hits Campaign Trail For Rauner

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:26:26 CDT

By: AP
Former Governor Jim Edgar will campaign with fellow Republican Bruce Rauner as Rauner makes his final push to become Illinois' next governor. Edgar is scheduled to join Rauner Monday in Bloomington, Springfield, Moline, Rockford and the Chicago suburbs.

Field To Replace Judge Robb Released

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:22:05 CDT

By: Charlie Schlenker
There are four applicants for Circuit Judge in the 11th district, but only one of them is an Associate Judge. Someone will fill the vacancy created at the end of the year when Judge Elizabeth Robb Retires.

A Pause During A Police Chase To Let Someone Out Of The Car

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:21:05 CDT

By: Charlie Schlenker
Bloomington Police say a stolen car they were chasing hit a squad car and then stopped briefly to let a woman out before resuming an attempt to escape. The vehicle eventually stopped in the 500 Block of North Oak and two men ran away.

Healthcare In Transition

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:40:40 CDT

By: Charlie Schlenker
(Chad Boore - OSF, Colleen Kannaday Advocate BroMenn, Ben Hart - Heritage Enterprises, and Mike Romagnoli - Community Healthcare Clinic) Healthcare leaders in Bloomington Normal say there is still a need for more collaboration and to move away from hospitals.

IL Vets Have New Gathering Space

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:40:26 CDT

By: AP
Military veterans will have a new place to gather and talk about their service. The Illinois Humanities Council and the Old State Capitol Historic Site will host monthly book discussions beginning Thursday, as a way to spark conversations about veterans' personal military experiences.

Pekin Man Sentenced In Child Drug Case

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:40:06 CDT

By: AP
A Pekin man has been sentenced to four years in prison after he dropped drug-laced candy on the floor that a 2-year-old boy then ate. 24-year-old Matthew Tarantino was sentenced Thursday for possessing a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Champaign Vet Gets 10 Years For Shooting Wife

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:39:46 CDT

By: AP
A Champaign military veteran who experts say suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder when he shot his wife has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. 35-year-old Mikal Washington was sentenced after pleading guilty but mentally ill to a charge of aggravated battery with a firearm.

Debate In Normal Highlights 13th District Campaign Home Stretch

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:31:34 CDT

By: Willis Kern
(Rodney Davis, left and Ann Callis, right, debate issues at ISU event) The days left in the campaign can be counted on one hand as the two candidates for the 13th Congressional district held their final debate in Normal.

Cannabis Candy Confiscated And 84 Pounds Of Pot

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:13:36 CDT

By: Charlie Schlenker
Police say they have cracked down on a large scale marijuana manufacturing operation in the Village of Danvers. Town of Normal and Danvers officers say they have seized 84 pounds of marijuana and $27,000 in cash.

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