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The neighborhood farmer grapevine, fiber optic for years now, was set abuzz two weeks ago with news that a 237-acre piece of the township for sale at $12,500 per acre. Whoa, right? Well, the land sports five-year averages of 199 bu. for corn and 60...
When a 19-year-old University of Notre Dame freshman first went to campus police to file a sexual assault report in late November, she did so reluctantly and at her parents' urging. Authorities complied with her request not to open an investigation, in...
SEATTLE (AP) — When Justin Bassett interviewed for a new job, he expected the usual questions about experience and references. So he was astonished when the interviewer asked for something else: his Facebook username and password. Bassett, a New...
When Justin Bassett interviewed for a new job, he expected the usual questions about experience and references. So he was astonished when the interviewer asked for his Facebook username and password. Bassett, a New York City statistician, had just...
TribLocal - ElmhurstA nationwide salmonella outbreak has now sickened 116 people, with a new case reported in Illinois, federal health officials said Wednesday. The newest case in …...
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois woman has been charged with trying to kill her baby by dumping it in a toilet at a homeless shelter. The McLean County State's Attorney's office says 37-year-old Tonya McKee has not yet entered a plea to the...
Tags: Lawyers, Bloomington, Justice System
TRIBUNE REPORTERSUnder Illinois law, families researching nursing homes are directed to search a state police Web site for critical information about sex offenders living in the facilities. But only 59 of the 192 sex offenders in Illinois nursing homes -- or less than...
Tags: Lisa Madigan, Employees, Criminals, Elgin, Judges
Clout StFrom the Sunday print edition: Inside Brady's business deals Governor hopeful has been through economic ups and downs By David Heinzmann and Rick Pearson, Tribune reporters On the southwest fringe of Champaign along Interstate Highway 57 stands the Curtis...
"This is one of the most irresponsible industries I've ever seen," said Andersonville gardener Cai Gushak. "I'm almost ready to stop going to the garden center." What has him fuming? Pots. Plastic pots, flats and trays that he can't recycle, all from...
Associated PressBLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) - A central Illinois judge has expunged the court records of a Rockford man whose murder conviction was overturned after he spent a dozen years in prison. Alan Beaman was convicted in 1995 and sentenced to 50 years in the death...
Tribune staff reporterCrime in Illinois dipped again last year, continuing a remarkable and historic six-year run in which fewer people were murdered, robbed or raped, according to figures new from the state police. With the number of reported crimes falling by 2.7 percent in...
Tags: Criminals, Rape, Criminal Laws, Will County, Assault
Tribune staff reportersSettling into the witness chair of a Kane County courtroom, Stephen McKasson tutored jurors in a murder trial on the wonders of a rarely used divining tool: lip prints. The Illinois State Police crime lab examiner told them forensic science accepts...
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