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A recently closed Central Illinois confectionary institution is coming back under new ownership. 

Wife of Cubs' Ben Zobrist Files for Divorce

May 15, 2019
Associated Press

CHICAGO - Julianna Zobrist, the wife of Chicago Cubs World Series MVP Ben Zobrist, has filed for divorce.

Eureka Lake Purposely Poisoned

Sep 25, 2018
City of Eureka, Illinois

EUREKA - State wildlife crews have poisoned Eureka Lake as part of a plan to kill off the carp that have overrun it and restock it with game fish.

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A man arrested in the killing of a 13-year-old Tacoma, Washington girl over three decades ago has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.

60-year-old Robert Washburn pleaded not guilty Thursday in Tacoma, Washington, to murder with aggravated factors of sexual motivation and deliberate cruelty in the death of Jennifer Bastian.

An Illinois hospital has partnered with seven EMS providers to test a new app to improve communications.

Nurse sentenced for taking drugs meant for patients

Dec 7, 2016
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32 year-old Tracy Long of Pekin will spend 24 months on probation, along with other sanctions, for falsifying medical reports and stealing narcotics for personal use last year at Maple Lawn Healthcare in Eureka.


Long, a nurse, pleaded guilty to the Class 4 Felony of Unlawful Acquisition of a Controlled Substance.

Eureka College building gets LEED certification

Aug 24, 2015

A Eureka College building now has LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.  Sanders Hall houses science labs and classrooms for the school. The LEED certification is an international standard that says the building is both environmentally and energy efficient.  Sanders Hall includes a stormwater system that captures runoff and flooring made of recycled crushed glass.  The Hall is the first building in Woodford County to earn LEED certification.

Eureka teen dead following car crash

Jan 28, 2015

A Eureka teen is dead following a Tuesday night car crash. The Tazewell County Coroner’s Office says 18-year old Dustin David Holmes was killed in the incident that occurred at East Cruger Road near Dee Mack Road.

Eureka College freezes room, board costs for 2014-2015

Feb 18, 2014

Eureka College is freezing student room and board costs for the 2014-2015 academic year.  The Board of Trustees vote follows a similar move to freeze tuition at the current year’s rate. The freeze applies to present and incoming students. 

Out and About - December 6, 2013

Dec 6, 2013
Eureka College

Joseph Henry directs the Eureka College Chamber Singers in their 25th annual Christmas Renaissance Dinner this weekend. Henry talks about the program, and how it differs from other madrigal dinners in the region. The event features a new script written each year, and period music selected to tell the story of the Nativity. Performances begin at 6:00 Saturday and Sunday at the Cerf Center at Eureka College.

Eureka College observes Berlin Wall anniversary

Nov 7, 2013

Political, military and academic officials observed the 24th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall yesterday at Eureka College.  Eureka has a section of the wall that fell, marking the end of the Cold War.  Former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar was one of the guest speakers to mark the anniversary.  He says the Berlin Wall fell because both President Ronald Reagan and Soviet statesman Mikhail Gorbachev were willing to compromise:

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is touting funding for three colleges in the region. He announced nearly $5 million in investments for Bradley University, Eureka College and Illinois Wesleyan University.  That includes $700,000 to renovate Eureka’s main science building. Eureka President David Arnold says the grant is part of five-million-dollars to redo the century-old building: