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Lawyers support man's lawsuit in wrongful murder conviction

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A dozen former prosecutors have filed a brief with the Illinois Supreme Court supporting a man's efforts to sue three police officers and a town over his wrongful conviction for murder. The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports that the brief asks the court to grant Alan Beaman's

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

Cosmetology school opening in Normal

NORMAL - A cosmetology school is scheduled to open in March at the former location of Lincoln College's cosmetology program. Tricoci University of Beauty Culture is renovating the space at 744 W. Raab Road. Student applications are being accepted but enrollment can't begin until the facilities are c

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-01-18 18:00:00

Twin City residents respond to Uptown Normal development

NORMAL, Ill. - Twin City residents and officials give opinions on Uptown Normal development. Normal city council gave Bush Construction the right to develop their newest project, on the northeast side of Uptown Circle. The idea is still in the works, but some residents are concerned over possible de

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-01-17 23:09:14

Luciano: Illinois law sends illegal pedestrian to driving school

In the eyes of the law, Kathleen is an illegal walker. During a misstep while walking from her doctor's office, the 65-year-old got hit by a car. But that's not her main gripe. In the hospital, a cop wrote her a ticket for straying outside a crosswalk. But that's not her main gripe. This is her main

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR - 2018-01-17 21:41:47

Former suspect in Peoria homicide released with no charges

A man once suspected in Peoria's second homicide of 2018 is now out of jail. Charges have been dropped against Melvin D. Wallace, 29. Peoria County State's Attorney Jerry Brady said Wednesday he expected Wallace, who is claiming self-defense in the incident, would be released. Jamon Lewis was killed

WEEK.COM - 2018-01-18 08:02:00

Peoria firefighter taken from house fire to hospital, possibly with chest pains

PEORIA - Peoria firefighters remained on the scene of a house fire late Wednesday night on East Kansas Street and one firefighter was taken to a hospital, possibly after suffering chest pains. Firefighters were called at 10:17 p.m. to 1004 E. Kansas St., Battalion Chief J.R. Malone said, adding a gr

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR - 2018-01-18 06:01:00

Republicans scrambling to avoid shutdown

Click on the button below to set up your account or log in if you already have one. House Republican leaders are moving toward a vote Thursday to avoid a shutdown, but as a new day dawns in Washington, it's still unclear if GOP leaders have enough support to keep the government open. House Speaker P

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-01-18 13:12:00

Man arrested in latest Peoria homicide likely to be released today

PEORIA - The man arrested in connection with Peoria's latest homicide will not immediately face charges, the county's top prosecutor said. Rather, Melvin D. Wallace, 29, of Peoria, will likely be released from the Peoria County Jail sometime on Wednesday as State's Attorney Jerry Brady said, "there

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR - 2018-01-17 17:50:18

Duluth schools face nearly $4 million deficit

The Duluth school district is facing a nearly $4 million deficit in fiscal year 2019. The School Board was presented with projected unrestricted general fund budget changes during a committee of the whole meeting Wednesday. According to the calculations by district CFO Doug Hasler, the preliminary b

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-01-18 03:55:01

Three injured in rollover crash

A woman and two young children suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a rollover crash west of Duluth on Wednesday morning. The driver and one of the children were ejected from the vehicle, authorities said. The Minnesota State Patrol reported that the crash happened on U.S. Highway 2 at Munger S

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-01-18 00:05:59

Twin Ports Women's March to Fill Duluth Street this Weekend

DULUTH, Minn. - Last year, millions of women marched around the country advocating for women's rights. This effort was also present in Duluth. This weekend, that sight will be seen again as men and women fill the street for the cause. The Feminist Action Collective is hosting the 2nd Annual Twin Por

FOX 21 ONLINE - 2018-01-17 17:59:36

Duluth could seek $1M forgivable loan for Verso paper mill upgrade

Councilors will take up a resolution that would authorize city staff to seek a $1 million forgivable loan from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development to help the Verso Duluth Paper Mill upgrade its plant. Verso Corp. is considering a plan to invest a total of about $21 milli

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-01-18 01:30:01



PINEJOURNAL.COM - 2018-01-18 14:00:01

Duluth City Council could seek grant for new 96-unit apartment building

A new 96-unit apartment building soon could be on the horizon for Duluth's Central Hillside neighborhood. But the would-be developer of the proposed $20 million CityView Flats project, MBJ Development Corp., is seeking a financial leg up from the city. On Monday, the Duluth City Council will conside

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-01-18 01:45:01

Inclusive Care Units Now Available in Superior

In the future Katie hopes to have an Inclusive Care Unit in Duluth. SUPERIOR, Wis. - Superior's United Presbyterian Church has the first of its kind, an inclusive care unit. The box is filled with cold weather goods like mittens and socks. Anyone can grab what they need and the public isn't responsi

FOX 21 ONLINE - 2018-01-18 00:35:14

Gott will be last freighter into Duluth this season

The Gott was the final lake freighter of the 2017-18 shipping campaign to make it through the Soo Locks late Monday prior to the closure of the locks on the St. Marys River. The Soo Locks, which connect Lake Superior with the lower Great Lakes, are now closed until March 25 for annual offseason main

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-01-16 23:06:11

El Monte police ticket drivers at intersection where elderly woman was killed

The hit-and-run death of a 74-year old woman at an El Monte intersection remains unsolved two years after it happened. But police were hoping to bring new attention to the case as they executed a crosswalk enforcement operation at the same location on Wednesday. The officers were easy to spot at the

ABC7 LOS ANGELES - 2018-01-17 22:41:39

Authorities ask for help in search for missing 10-year-old girl

Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding Cynthia Wheeler-Villanueva, a 10-year-old girl who has been missing for more than a week. Cynthia is about 5 feet 1 and weighs 105 pounds. She was last seen on Jan. 9 at 12:30 p.m. leaving her school in the 7500 block of Emerson Place in Roseme

LA TIMES - 2018-01-18 16:05:00

Car overturns on 210 Freeway, shutting down Gold Line service

A car has overturned on the Foothill (210) Freeway in the Pasadena area, forcing a halt to service on the Metro Gold Line. It's unclear if there are any injuries in the car. No trains were struck. Metro spokesman Rick Jager says trains are not operating between the Lake and Memorial Park stations, a

PASADENA STAR-NEWS - 2018-01-17 20:18:22

Los Angeles Is Finalist For Amazon's $5 Billion Headquarters

LOS ANGELES, CA - Los Angeles is among the 20 cities to be chosen as a finalist for Amazon's second headquarters after the company whittled down the the contenders from 238 applicant cities. Initially considered a dark horse candidate, Los Angeles is the only West Coast city to make the list. Amazon

PATCH - 2018-01-18 16:40:24