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Rapper Snoop Dogg to perform at Illinois State Fair

Rap icon Snoop Dogg has been booked to perform on the Grandstand stage at this summer’s Illinois State Fair. Snoop Dogg and Friends will appear Aug. 16, the final Friday of the fair, the Illinois State Fair announced Thursday. Tickets will range in price from $25 to $55.


WHITESIDE COUNTY Health Department to take over inmate care

MORRISON – Whiteside County Jail inmates will be totally under the care of the local health department for medical and behavioral health beginning May 1. The County Board approved the proposal at Tuesday night's meeting, but Sheriff John Booker said it will not take effect for a few months, to allow


Illinois State Police Reveal How Aurora Gunman’s Mississippi Conviction Slipped Through The Cracks

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois State Police have said they now know how the gunman in the deadly mass shooting at an Aurora factory was able to pass a background check for a Firearm Owner’s Identification card, despite a felony conviction in Mississippi.


Illinois lawmaker speaks out against Governor Pritzker's state budget

An Illinois lawmaker is speaking out against Governor JB Pritzker’s state budget for 2020. State Representative Darren Bailey says Pritzker’s budget proposes more taxes, expanding gambling to include sports betting and promoting the use of marijuana.


Rock Falls Chamber fundraiser Wednesday

STERLING – Buffalo Wild Wings, 4304 E. Lincolnway, will have a fundraiser for the Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday. Mention this promotion when ordering and the restaurant will donate 15 percent of the day's sales to the chamber. The money will be used for scholarships


Seven couples renew their wedding vows for Valentine's Day

Morrison, Ill. (KWQC) - A special day celebrating love in Morrison as the Resthave Care and Rehabilitation Center was recently transformed into a wedding venue. Seven couples reaffirmed their love by renewing their wedding vows on Feburary 15th.


9 Illinois State Troopers hit when handling roadside incidents

ILLINOIS (WICS/WRSP) -- Scott’s Law, otherwise known as the ‘Move Over’ Law, mandates when approaching a vehicle on the side of the road with flashing lights, you must slow down and move over.


Whiteside County jail inmates losing e-cigs

MORRISON – Whiteside County Jail inmates soon may be under the care of the county’s health department, and they also may be losing the right to use e-cigarettes in the facility.


Gas Tax: How Much More Illinois Residents Pay To Fill Up

ILLINOIS — Crossing state lines could increase or decrease how much you pay for gas. A new report from 24/7 Wall Street looked at which states have the highest and lowest gas taxes and found that drivers in some states end up paying 50-75 percent more than others.


CDC Reports Chronic Wasting Disease In Central Illinois

The CDC is confirming CWD in central Illinois. Federal regulators yesterday released a list of counties with confirmed cases of Chronic Wasting Disease. The list comes with a warning that people should not eat any meat from a deer with CWD.


Rockets roll past Cardinals at Tabor

The Rock Falls boys basketball team jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in a 66-53 win over Stillman Valley in a Big Northern Conference clash at Tabor Gym. Jalen Bickett knocked down five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points and five rebounds for the Rockets, and Dylan Leaf also had


Illinois rescinded 10,000 gun licenses last year. More than 75 percent of holders ignored the notice.

Illinois State Police rescinded more than 10,000 gun licenses last year — and more than 75 percent of the revocation recipients ignored it, according to newly released data. The state agency provided the staggering figures late Thursday, as part of a trove of law-enforcement documents involving Gary


Services set for Morrison woman killed in crash

BREMER COUNTY, Iowa (KWQC) – A 19-year-old woman from Morrison, Illinois was killed Friday in a car crash in northeast Iowa. Julia A. Walters died in an accident that occurred around 3 p.m. on U.S. Highway 218 near Janesville, Iowa.


Analysis: Illinois Valley Central administrators rank 655th in state for average pay

Administrators in Illinois Valley Central Unit School District 321 earn an average of $87,714 per year, ranking 655th out of 864 districts in the state, according to a Peoria Standard analysis of the latest Illinois schools report card.


How Illinois bet on video gambling and lost

Editor’s note: This story is a collaboration between ProPublica Illinois and WBEZ Chicago, co-published with the Chicago Sun-Times. It was originally published by ProPublica.


House Executive Committee passes bill to make Illinois a sanctuary state

A bill that grants full sanctuary for illegal immigrants has passed the Illinois House Executive Committee. House Bill 1687 also creates the Keep Families Together Act, which would require the state attorney general to offer up new rules within 90 days of the bill’s enactment outlining the limitatio


Illinois Joins Lawsuit Against Trump’s Emergency Wall Declaration

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul has joined 15 other state attorneys general in a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s administration for declaring a national emergency to build a wall on the southern U.S. border.


Republican Candidate at Center of Fraud Inquiry Calls for New Congressional Election in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — Mark Harris, the Republican candidate for Congress in North Carolina whose campaign funded an illegal voter-turnout operation, on Thursday called for a new election.


New State Data Paints Shocking Picture of Illinois Firearm Laws

Responding to growing questions in the aftermath of last week’s mass shooting at a factory in Aurora, the Illinois State Police released data Thursday evening which paints a shocking picture of the system for firearm regulation in Illinois.


Giant Slide sold, will remain at Illinois State Fairgrounds

While it attracted interest from across the country, the Giant Slide at the Illinois State Fairgrounds will remain in Springfield under new ownership. Prairie State Bank and Trust confirmed Thursday that a Minnesota man has agreed to buy the iconic slide and continue to operate it on the state fairg