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Gov. Pritzker Activates Illinois National Guard from 182nd Airlift Wing in Peoria, and Other Army and Air National Guard to Assist with Logistical Support and Medical Staffing

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 activated about 60 Illinois National Guard service members from the Air and Army National Guard to assist first responders and medical providers with the Coronavirus COVID-19 […]

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Olney, Illinois Man, 53, Arrested After Girl, 8, Found Murdered in Southern Illinois City

Glenn Ramey Homicide suspect in Olney, Illinois child homicide (police photo). Illinois State Police arrested Glenn R. Ramey, 53, suspected of the murder of Sabrina Stauffenberg, age 8, who was missing since Wednesday morning. Sabrina’s […]

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Crimes Notebook

No More Stingray Cell Site Simulators: Illinois Stops Warrantless Cellphone Surveillance by Police

Illinois has become the latest state to limit cell phone surveillance by requiring law enforcement agencies to obtain warrants before using cell-site simulators, or Stingrays, which trick cellphones into thinking there is a tower nearby, […]

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Weather

Illinois Hit by Tornadoes in Pontiac, Marseilles, Seneca, Cissna park, West Brooklyn, Ottawa, Troy Grove, Ottawa and Mazon

At least four tornadoes touched down in northern Illinois Wednesday night as powerful storms swept across the upper Midwest, damaging rural communities. Video taken by Will Wight near West Brooklyn shows debris flying as a […]

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Gas Fire: Construction Crew Hits 10-Inch Gas Line at Nottingham Estates Subdivision Along Route 162 in Maryville, Illinois

Gas fed fire along Route 162 in Maryville, Illinois. Maryville police and firefighters, and mutual aid firefighters responded about 2:00 p.m. Wednesday after gas main was hit by a construction crew working along Route 162 […]