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Editor's Note: Just a small town girl

Each of us learned about the histories of the areas, we met business owners and we had fun living like locals for a bit in a new place.

Each of us learned about the histories of the areas, we met business owners and we had fun living like locals for a bit in a new place.

Midwest gems to travel to this summer

Instead of pointing out the obvious spots, we’re uncovering 20 under-the-radar destinations that offer plenty of small-town charm.

Instead of pointing out the obvious spots, we’re uncovering 20 under-the-radar destinations that offer plenty of small-town charm.

48 hours in Ottawa, Illinois

There’s more to this Starved Rock Country small town than meets the eye.

There’s more to this Starved Rock Country small town than meets the eye.

Driver in crash that killed 5 teens released from prison

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago woman convicted in a 2007 crash that killed five teenagers has been released from prison after nearly 12 years. A spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Corrections says that 37-year-old Sandra Valdez of…

One man injured in Chicago interstate shooting

CHICAGO, Il. -- One man is injured following a shooting on the eastbound ramp of Interstate 290 early Saturday morning. According to Illinois State Police, the victim vehicle was headed toward Wacker Dr. when it was struck by gunfire from…

Speedy trial deadlines to be reinstated in Illinois courts

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — State courthouses across Illinois may end social distancing measures and starting Oct. 1 criminal defendants may again invoke their right to a speedy trial under new Illinois Supreme Court rules. The court issued two orders last…

County surveying health of people near Illinois plant fire

ROCKTON, Ill. (AP) — Health officials are asking people affected by an Illinois chemical plant explosion to share their experiences, including whether they’ve experienced new or worsening health problems. The Winnebago County Health Department is conducting the survey about the June…

Six Flags park settling lawsuit over fingerprints for $36M

GURNEE, Ill. (AP) — Six Flags Great America has settled a class-action lawsuit by agreeing to pay $36 million over the use of fingerprint scanners at its Illinois theme park. Pass holders and others who visited the Gurnee park between…

Local Target managers, employees react to planned 'sickout'

Target workers are getting ready to call out of work May 1, citing health concerns during the coronavirus pandemic. Managers at all three Madison Target locations say they’re aware of the planned protests and don’t believe any local employees will…

Police: Narcotics found on Juice WRLD's plane

Police investigating the sudden death of rapper and singer Juice WRLD say they found 41 bags of a substance suspected to be marijuana and bottles of suspected liquid codeine in luggage from his plane.

Chicago mayor presses Buttigieg: You should break your NDA

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot pressed presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg to break his non-disclosure agreement with the elite consulting firm that once employed him, as the crowded 2020 Democratic race progresses toward the Iowa caucuses.

Chicago mayor fires city's top cop

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired retiring Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson Monday, saying Johnson lied about an October incident in which he was found sleeping in his car after supposedly having drinks with dinner.