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Concealed Carry Changes Taking Effect

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:20:25 CDT

By: IPR
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has approved the first amendments to the state's concealed carry law since the law's creation in December 2013. Dennis Leifheit is a northern Illinois concealed carry instructor.

Moody's Warns State Of Illinois

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:19:31 CDT

By: AP
A major credit rating agency is warning legislators and Gov. Bruce Rauner to reach a budget agreement by late September because it's linked to other massive financial problems.

Illinois Farmers Not Making Much Bread On Wheat

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:18:49 CDT

By: AP
Many wheat growers have seen decent yields across Illinois, but heavy rainfall late in the growing season diminished much of their crop's value. This spring, the crop appeared to be in relatively good shape, but severe storms in May and June took a toll on wheat fields.

DUI Ignition Lock Law Signed

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:17:25 CDT

By: AP
Illinois will begin putting ignition locking devices on the vehicles of drivers with two or more drunken driving convictions. The ignition interlock devices require drivers to blow into them to prove the driver is sober before the vehicle can start. Gov.

Illinois Has First West Nile Fatality Of Year

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:16:53 CDT

By: AP
The Cook County Department of Public Health says a man in his early 90s from the south Chicago suburbs has died after contracting West Nile virus. The agency says the man became ill Aug. 22, was hospitalized the following day and died Thursday.

State Treasurer Pitches MAP Legislation In ISU Appearance

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:55:51 CDT

By: Jim Browne
As the budget stalemate continues in Springfield, students at Illinois Universities are getting anxious over their Monetary Award Program, or MAP, grants.

Charities Get $ 0.15 For Every Dollar Raised By Fundrasing Company

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:27:05 CDT

By: AP
A for-profit telemarketing company raised roughly $5 million at Chicago area call centers for US charities, but the charities received a fraction of the money.

Peoria Woman Reports $22,500 In Jewelry Stolen

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:25:51 CDT

By: AP
An 88-year-old woman in Peoria alleges that more than $20,000 in jewelry has been stolen from her home. Peoria police say the woman reported $22,500 missing from a jewelry box in her home's bedroom last week.

McLean Teen Injured In Semi Accident

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:24:16 CDT

By: Norton
A McLean Illinois teenager sustained unspecified injuries when he was struck by semi-truck yesterday morning. Officials have not released the name or condition of the teen. Emergency personel were summoned to the Dixie Truck Stop in McLean yesterday morning.

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