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CANTON CITY: Purses of Hope For Women

Canton City issued the following announcement on March 22. Spoon River College - Phi Theta Kappa members are asking for help in filling Purses of Hope for women (and their children) going into shelters. They are often fleeing abusive situations and don’t have the chance to take anything with them. A


Illinois Residents May Soon Pay a Tax When It Rains

If you think Illinois had a tax for everything, you're wrong! A new tax is being proposed that will cost you money every time it rains. It's being called the 'rain tax.'. A new tax on rainwater is being proposed in Springfield, according to Illinois State Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee). He is


Fulton County Farm Bureau Morning Moment

Several of the FCFB Directors and family members spent a good part of Saturday visiting with shoppers in a couple area grocery stores. Directors Bob Vohland and Seth Vohland were at the Canton HyVee with Director Linda Rock. At that location later in the day were Directors Keely Egelhoff and Delson


Illinois Local Governments Want Tax Revenue From Online Sales

Illinois cities and counties are wanting to get in on collecting sales taxes from online retailers. The executive director of the Illinois Municipal League says local governments want to capture sales taxes imposed on out-of-state retailers online. Illinois’ law cites a U.S. Supreme Court decision l


Canton Kiwanis All-Star Basketball: Fulton County well-represented in games

Fulton County was well-represented at Saturday's Canton Kiwanis All-Star Games played at Alice Ingersoll Gym in Canton. County players in the girls contest included the following: South Fulton's Madisen Coulter, Canton’s Sophie Oaks, Lewistown’s Paige Bennett, Canton’s Sydney Hannam and Cassidy Fawc


Injured Jeremiah Israel suits up, leads South squad with 18 points

CANTON — Kewanee’s Jeremiah Israel wasn’t supposed to play in the Kiwanis All-Stars basketball game on Saturday. He was injured. He punctured his calf on the high jump standard at the Last Chance indoor track meet seven days earlier. The prognosis then: Stay off it for five weeks.


Briefs: Halloween slaying; tire rim thief; snack-cake attack

LEWISTOWN — Authorities on Friday charged a man in connection with the shooting death of Monica Keenlance, 51, of Lewistown, at a Missouri rest stop on Halloween 2018. Eliot D. Bonner, 27, of St. Charles, Missouri, faces counts of first-degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of


Illinois restaurants donating proceeds from Tuesday sales to families of fallen, injured firefighters

BETHALTO, Il. (KMOV.com) -- Residents on the east side of the river are turning out to help the families of one firefighter killed and another badly injured in the line of duty.


Illinois Third District Appellate Court May Hear Courthouse Case

The Peoria County judge who dismissed the Rock Island County courthouse case on March 19th, 2019 based her decision on the plain language of state law. Michelle O'Neill reports she also relied on a test case from three years ago, which was decided by a Henry County, Illinois judge.


Florida man sentenced for traveling to southern Illinois to have sex with underage girl

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – A 31-year-old Florida man was sentenced to 240 months in federal prison for attempting to engage in sexual activity with a local underage girl he met on the internet.


Canton High Softball on the road: Early runs help Lady Giants defeat MWC

The Canton High softball team grabbed an early lead and maintained control the rest of the way to record a 6-3 non-conference road victory over Midwest Central Monday afternoon.


Lewistown softball vying to become a 'trophy team'

The DNA of the Class 1A third place Lewistown girls basketball team can be found throughout the softball program. Head softball coach Joey McLaughlin is the girls basketball assistant. Familiar names from the basketball season like Sydney Shaeffer (catcher) and Hannah Burdess (third base) will featu


Route 24, Cameron Lane Traffic Signal Active Tuesday

State Rep. Mike Unes has announced new traffic signals at the intersection of Route 24 and Cameron Lane in Peoria County will be activated Tuesday. “This is a long time coming,” the Democratic state lawmaker said in a news release. “I have heard about so many accidents and close calls at this inters

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Firearms, suspected ice meth found in Galesburg drug raid

GALESBURG — Firearms, suspected ice meth and various pills were seized in a drug search warrant late last week. According to a Galesburg police report, Circuit Associate Judge Anthony Vaupel signed off at 5:30 a.m. Friday on a no-knock search warrant, which means authorities make entry without knock


Christmas lights vandalized in Hanna City -- in March

HANNA CITY — Perhaps a Hanna City resident wishes he had taken down his Christmas lights. On March 20, the Peoria County Sheriff's Office was called on a report of vandalism along Lancaster Road. There, the 45-year-old resident said a strand of Christmas lights had been cut in three places, accordin


Man Charged With October Murder Of Lewistown Woman

(AP) – A Missouri man jailed in Texas is now charged with killing a woman at an Interstate 55 rest area in October. The Sikeston, Missouri Standard Democrat reports that Eliot Bonner, 27, of St. Charles, Missouri was charged Friday with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful possess

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Sex abuse case against former Galesburg foster parent continues

GALESBURG — The prosecution of a former Galesburg foster parent moved a step forward Tuesday afternoon. Dennis K. Donnelly, 70, Glendale, Arizona, made a court appearance Tuesday for his preliminary hearing before Circuit Associate Judge Patricia Walton. Public Defender Dan O'Brien represented Donne


Small-school Girls Basketball Player of the Year: Anna Heffren, Lewistown

LEWISTOWN — The brand-new Class 1A third-place trophy was back on display exactly one month to the day Lewistown first hoisted it. The Kiwanis All-Star senior game hosted at Alice Ingersoll Gymnasium in Canton on Saturday night featured the Indians’ first girls basketball state trophy since 2000. An



High school kids have a tremendous amount on their plates with one of the biggest issues being plans following high school graduation. The mere thought of post high school terrifies some, while others have their whole lives mapped out, or so they think.


Officials call attention to Scott's Law after string of trooper related crashes

PEORIA - Scott's Law, otherwise known as the move over law allows emergency vehicles to conduct business without worry of being hit, and obeying that law can be the difference between life and death.