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Aurora-area officials discuss legalization of recreational marijuana at forum

The move to legalize recreational marijuana in Illinois took center stage during a town hall forum in Aurora Saturday. The panel discussion was led by state Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chicago, one of the sponsors of the move to legalize recreational marijuana in the state.


Illinois State Police are hiring

ILLINOIS – Illinois State Police are hiring! They posted on Facebook saying “Do you have what it takes? We are looking for the best.”. You can apply online through May 31st to become a State Trooper. The upcoming class is set for October, but that could change. Apply at www.illinoistrooper.ca.


Steans, McMahon spar over legal pot at Aurora town hall

A town hall Saturday about marijuana legalization featured a lively but respectful debate between state Sen. Heather Steans, a proponent of the measure, and Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon, who's against it.


$1 million Powerball ticket sold in Illinois

ST. LOUIS — Someone in Illinois is $1 million richer after Saturday night’s Powerball drawing. No one picked all of the right numbers, but several players did match all five white balls, including players in Illinois, Florida, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New York, South Carolina and


Illinois farmers face planting delays due to wet autumn

Illinois farmers face planting delays due to wet autumn. Illinois farmers have a very short period of time to prepare their crops during the spring season due to harvest delays stemming from wet weather last fall.


Police: Aurora man charged with aggravated assault

Nassim Khamissi, 28, 2600 block of East Barrington Drive, Aurora, was charged with aggravated assault and disorderly conduct at 9:33 p.m. Wednesday in the 1000 block of North Farnsworth Avenue, Aurora police said.


Beaver Dam Police investigating shooting of Illinois woman as a homicide

Beaver Dam Police Department released the identity of a shooting victim who died on Saturday. The shooting is being investigated as a homicide. Police say the shooting incident in the 300 block of East Third Street in Beaver Dam led to the death of Stacia F. Hollinshead from Sycamore, Illinois. Poli

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Missing 4-year-old may have been abducted by mother: Aurora police

AURORA, Ill. — Aurora police are looking for a 4-year-old girl who may have been abducted by her biological mother. Benetta Brown was allowed visitation with her daughter, Shana Brown, last Friday. Shana was never returned to her guardian who lives in Aurora.


Illinois police assist in piglet rescue after semi overturns with 3,000 inside

EFFINGHAM, Ill. - About 3,000 piglets were on the loose Friday after a semitruck overturned, according to a Facebook post from the Illinois State Police. Officials thanked the Greenup Fire Protection District, Greenup Police Department, Casey Police Department and Illinos Department of Transportatio


Q&A with new Illinois ag director: ‘I have the ability to talk the language’

Now he's Gov. J.B. Pritzker's new director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture, overseeing everything from meat inspections to medical cannabis. He opened up tp News-Gazette Media's Ben Zigterman about his ag background, his priorities and what the state can do to improve exports of Illinois c


Person of interest in connection to fatal cop shooting still under questioning; gunman still at large

CHICAGO — A person of interest in connection to the fatal shooting of a Chicago officer was still being questioned Sunday morning, and the search for the gunman continues. Chicago police said that person is not considered a suspect in the shooting of 23-year-old Officer John Rivera, an off-duty cop,


Unpaid fines for Oswego-based campaign committee totaled $15,135 in August 2018

One campaign committee in Oswego has overdue fines amounting to a total of $15,135, records obtained by the Peoria Standard show. A detailed review of individual fines revealed that Friends of Jerry Bannister was the only campaign committee in Oswego that was delinquent in payment for August 2018, a


5 New Properties For Sale In The Glen Ellyn Area

GLEN ELLYN, IL — On the hunt for a new home nearby, but getting tired of browsing through the same old real-estate listings every time you search online? You've come to the right place! To keep you in the game, we've got an up-to-date batch of new listings nearby.


John Rivera, 23, identified as off-duty CPD officer killed in River North shooting

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 23-year-old off-duty Chicago police officer was fatally shot early Saturday in an apparently random shooting in the city's River North neighborhood. The officer was identified as John P. Rivera, of the Hegewisch neighborhood.


Hundreds line up to buy part of the past at Cascade Drive-In sale

Hundreds of people flocked to the Cascade Drive-In in West Chicago for what might be the final time Saturday afternoon to buy up branded apparel and almost everything that wasn't nailed down.


Actor/singer Donnie Wahlberg talks about living in St. Charles

ST. CHARLES – Living in St. Charles has been a dream come true for actor, singer and restaurateur Donnie Wahlberg and his wife, actress and television/radio host Jenny McCarthy.


Batavia: 5 Newest Homes To Hit The Market

BATAVIA, IL — When you're in the market for some new digs, hunting down every new listing in the area can be an exhausting task. That's why we've gone ahead and done the initial work for you.


Police: Bloomingdale kidnapping suspect in custody

A suspect has been captured in connection with the kidnapping Friday of a 21-year-old woman in Bloomingdale, police said. A news conference and release of further details are pending, according to Bloomingdale police. No additional information was available Sunday morning.


Police Continue to Investigate After Driver of Vehicle Flees Between North Aurora and Oswego

No charges have been filed in an incident under investigation that began in North Aurora and tracked into Oswego on Thursday. North Aurora Police officials say around 2:42 a.m. officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Shagbark Ln. in North Aurora for a report of suspicious males looking inside c


Winners Advance to Final in "Olympics of the Mind" Competition

NAPERVILLE, Ill - Fourteen high school students were awarded 18 gold medals in the 40th annual DuPage County Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technical and Scientific Olympics competition, also known as ACT-SO, on Sunday, March 17th. They'll now advance to the national final to compete with other students f