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Deal to sell several former Gordy's locations falls through

Chippewa County (WQOW) - A deal to sell several former Gordy's stores has fallen through. In September, an Illinois company, Hilco Global, had the winning bid to buy the closed Gordy's stores on Hamilton Avenue, Shopko Plaza in Eau Claire, as well as the Chippewa Commons and the Hayward location. Ne

WQOW - 2018-01-19 00:00:00

Don't be shocked if you hear hundreds of kids calling this Bluffton teacher 'Mom'

Bluffton High School students voted Erin Reichert as the teacher they are most likely to accidentally refer to as mom. The yearbook superlative speaks to how beloved the social studies teacher is among students, a reputation that put her in the spotlight Thursday morning when she received one of the

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-01-19 00:02:00

Illinois school officials seek double state education aid

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois education administrators are seeking to double the amount of money public schools get in the coming year. The State Board of Education has approved a request for $7.5 billion in additional state aid - a 91 percent increase. Board members argued that the $15.7 billio

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-01-18 20:33:48

Illinois Sheriffs' Association announces scholarships

The Illinois Sheriffs' Association announces that it will be awarding $53,500 in college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2018-2019 academic year. The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only. The student mu

QUAD CITIES ONLINES - 2018-01-18 20:02:00

Illinois governor to air ad of rival, Blagojevich on wiretap

CHICAGO - Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is launching campaign ads this weekend featuring 11 minutes of conversations between a top Democratic rival and now-imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich captured on FBI wiretaps. The nearly 15-minute ads featuring billionaire businessman J.B. Pritz

WOKV.COM - 2018-01-18 19:10:00

Man tortured into confession will walk free in Illinois

Jaime Hauad will walk out of prison in Hillsboro by Friday, presumably with the toes of his shoes intact. Hauad was convicted of two gang-related killings after he confessed to the crimes. Chicago police tortured him during his 1997 interrogation, using an industrial paper-cutter to slice off the to

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-01-18 22:39:00

Illinois editorial: Lawmakers, don't punish these students

Illinois' new program to help thousands of students snare tuition scholarships for private schools is off to a terrific start. Individual and corporate donors already have pledged about $40 million to help low- and moderate-income students gain a better education. We strongly supported this program

GALESBURG REGISTER-MAIL - 2018-01-18 20:49:01

U of Illinois withdrew 35 job offers after background checks

CHICAGO (AP) - New data from the University of Illinois' expanded background-checks policy show that the school withdrew 35 job offers across three campuses last year. The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports that the data was shared with trustees Wednesday. The 2017 number is triple the number from the

WEEK.COM - 2018-01-18 19:39:00

U of Illinois trustees approve 4th-straight tuition freeze

CHICAGO (AP) - University of Illinois trustees have voted to freeze the school's base tuition for incoming, in-state freshmen for a fourth consecutive year. University President Timothy Killeen made the recommendation to the board of trustees in an effort to stop an exodus of Illinois high school gr

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-01-18 19:17:25

Beck's to Consolidate Central Illinois Facilities

Atlanta, IN, Jan. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Beck's is pleased to announce an expansion at their El Paso, Ill. facility. In an effort to consolidate locations in central Illinois, Beck's sold their Downs, Ill. facility to Horsch and is relocating their Practical Farm Research (PFR) site to El Paso

BENZINGA - 2018-01-18 23:00:00

University Of Illinois Freezes Tuition, Re-elects Board Chair

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees has decided to keep the status quo in its leadership and in in-state student tuition. At Thursday's meeting in Chicago, trustees voted to freeze incoming, in-state freshman tuition for the fourth consecutive year. This move is designed to keep more Illino

ILLINOIS.EDU - 2018-01-18 19:06:00

2:00PM Water Cooler 1/18/2018

"U.S. lawmakers are urging AT&T Inc, the No. 2 wireless carrier, to cut commercial ties to Chinese phone maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and oppose plans by telecom operator China Mobile Ltd to enter the U.S. market because of national security concerns, two congressional aides said" [Reuters]. "I

NAKED CAPITALISM - 2018-01-18 19:00:17

CNB Bank Shares adds scale in central Illinois with Jacksonville Savings deal

CNB Bank Shares in Carlinville, Ill., has agreed to buy Jacksonville Bancorp in Illinois. The $924 million-asset CNB said in a press release Thursday that it will pay $61.6 million in cash for the $337 million-asset parent of Jacksonville Savings Bank. The deal is expected to close in the second qua

AMERICAN BANKER - 2018-01-18 20:55:36

Michigan basketball gameday: U-M visits Nebraska

Who: Michigan Wolverines (16-4, 5-2) vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers (13-7, 4-3) Where: Pinnacle Bank Arena (Lincoln, Nebraska) When: Thursday, Jan. 18, 8:07 p.m. CT (9:07 ET) Point spread: Michigan -4 Watch: BTN Listen: Detroit: WWJ-950 AM; Ann Arbor: WWWW-102.9 FM Tickets:Huskers.com ($10) Twitter: Follo

MLIVE.COM - 2018-01-18 20:00:22

Trouble matching your face to famous art? Here's why

(WATE.com) If you live in Illinois and have had trouble with the Google Arts & Culture app that matches your face to historic artwork, there's a reason for it. And it's designed to protect you. The Chicago Tribune reported Wednesday that Illinois law restricts the use of biometrics, which include f

OURQUADCITIES.COM - 2018-01-18 20:44:00

Why you don't have access to Google's art selfies

The trend of trying to find your look-alike portrait, launched by the Google Arts & Culture app, has become a frenzy on social media, but two states don't have access: Illinois and Texas. The feature, found within the app, invites users to: "Take a selfie and search thousands of artworks to see if a

WQAD - 2018-01-18 20:32:16

UI trustees approve tuition freeze

CHICAGO - University of Illinois trustees today approved a fourth straight tuition freeze for in-state undergraduates next fall, designed to make its costs more affordable and keep Illinois' talented high school seniors in-state. Board Chairman Tim Koritz said he hopes the tuition freeze is "a step

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2018-01-18 20:07:00

Down the Road: Illinois Main Street program can awaken Freeport's downtown dreams

There has been an exciting turn of events for downtowns across Illinois who have been waiting to become accredited with the National Main Street Center. This month, the organization was awarded a $225,000 grant, over three years, from the Richard Driehaus Foundation, to relaunch the Illinois Main St

FREEPORT JOURNAL STANDARD - 2018-01-18 20:51:46

Man pleads guilty in 1985 Glen Ellyn murder of teen girl

A central Illinois man has pleaded guilty to the 1985 rape and murder of a west suburban girl in 1995. Michael Jones, 64, of Champaign, has pleaded guilty to the murder and sexual assault of Kristy Wesselman, 15, in 1985 in unincorporated Glen Ellyn. Wesselman had left home to go to a nearby grocery

ABC7 CHICAGO - 2018-01-18 20:19:37

Can Democrats win Deep South in 2018/2020 (SC, AL, FL, MS, GA)? YES! Here's why.

Amid the jubilation in my circle of friends after Doug Jones's Senate victory in December, a lot of us began wondering about the possibility of Democratic in-roads across the Deep South in 2018 and esp. 2020. I used to do GOTV in Florida and while my job's made it tough for me to be as politically a

DAILY KOS - 2018-01-18 20:40:50