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Peoria Woman Dies in Interstate 74 Accident

A Peoria woman died Monday night following an accident on Interstate 74 near Carlock. Family members confirm 72-year-old Marcia Gaffney was killed just after 6:10 p.m.

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Illinois’s New School Funding Formula Leaves Out Schools For At-Risk Students

Two of Illinois’s regional superintendents were recently tasked with recommending ways the state can funnel new money to schools for at-risk students, and other alternative school programs. Gregg Murphy, superintendent for the Regional Office of Education 32, which covers Iroquois and Kankakee counties, and Julie Wollerman, superintendent forthe Regional Office of Education 3, which includes multiple counties in central and southern Illinois, were appointed to represent the Illinois...

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Lunch Lady Larceny? Cafeteria Workers Allegedly Stole Half A Million Dollars

In the grand pantheon of cafeteria misdeeds, few are more dastardly than the crime of stealing lunch money. And popular culture offers up no end of usual suspects, from vindictive older siblings to schoolyard bully. But in New Canaan, Conn., the whodunit has taken a new twist. Police say two unusual culprits are to blame after two public schools mysteriously lost nearly $500,000 of lunch money in a five-year span — the cafeteria workers behind the register. Sisters Joanne Pascarelli, 61, and...

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In Paris, authorities are taking an unusual approach to combat the scourge of public urination: Make urination even more public.

The city is experimenting with completely exposed, eco-friendly urinals.

The devices are called "Uritrottoir," which combines the words for urinal and pavement. They're not at all subtle. They're bright red and in heavily trafficked areas — for example, directly next to the Seine near the Notre Dame Cathedral.

And if there's any confusion, a large white and red sign with a red arrow and a cartoon of a man peeing probably clears it up.

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. - Firefighters had to rescue a southwestern Illinois man from deep mud after he became stuck while trying to reach his pet parrot.

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WICKLIFFE, Ky. - An Ohio River bridge between Kentucky and Illinois has resumed normal traffic flow this week but will have restrictions again starting next week.

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President Trump's campaign arm has filed a complaint with an arbitrator, accusing former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman of violating a 2016 confidentiality agreement with her tell-all book and publicity tour.

In her book, Unhinged, and the accompanying tour, Manigault Newman has been harshly critical of the president, calling Trump a racist and suggesting that he suffers from dementia.

CHICAGO  - As an additional 600 police officers patrolled five violent Chicago police districts over the weekend the number of shootings dropped and no one was killed.

Man Killed in Shootout With Suburban Chicago Police

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RICHTON PARK - Suburban Chicago police say a man has been killed in a shootout with officers from two departments.

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Northern Illinois Residents Oppose Solar Farms

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ROCKFORD - A petition signed by 400 northern Illinois residents opposes special-use permits that would allow the development of four proposed solar farms.

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