PEORIA (AP) â Farming claimed the lives of 21 people in Illinois from July 2013 through June, nearly double the number of deaths during the same period a year earlier, according to Bloomington-based County Financial.
VOLO â A 45-year-old Iowa man overcome with road rage in Volo allegedly stabbed another man in his leg, requiring police to control the bleeding until paramedics arrived, the Lake County Sheriff's Office said Friday.
â¢ Isael Q. Barreto, 44, 5525 Alexandria Drive, Lake in the Hills, was charged Tuesday, Aug. 26, with battery.
MARENGO â The McHenry County Historical Society will host a sing-along event on Sunday, Sept. 28, at the 1890s-era Riley Methodist Church in Marengo.
WASHINGTON â Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs.
BAGHDAD â A series of car bombings targeting a Shiite mosque and markets in the Iraqi capital killed at least 20 people Friday, officials said, in the second straight day of attacks in Baghdad blamed on Islamic militants who have seized large parts of the country.
CHICAGO â Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredom, he said, he soon began sending profane messages about sex, drugs and alcohol.
BLOOMINGTON â The McLean County Coroner's office is citing two recent deaths in warning residents about the dangers of smoking and using oxygen tanks simultaneously.
WASHINGTON â When a handful of Republican Senate candidates called for oral contraceptives to be sold without a prescription, Democrats cried foul.
WASHINGTON â Itâs time for flu vaccine again and while itâs important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect to get a new kind of pneumonia shot along with that flu jab.
WASHINGTON â In a show of solidarity with Ukraine, President Barack Obama welcomed the new leader of the embattled former Soviet republic to the White House Thursday, but he stopped short of fulfilling his visitorâs urgent request for lethal aid to fight Russian-backed separatists.
WASHINGTON â Eager to adjourn for midterm elections, the Senate steamed toward final congressional approval Thursday of President Barack Obamaâs request to train Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic State militants in the Middle East.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone â In a desperate bid to slow West Africaâs accelerating Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone ordered its 6 million people confined to their homes for three days starting Friday while volunteers conduct a house-to-house search for victims in hiding.
CHICAGO â Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner said Thursday heâs not a fan of gambling or a plan to put slot machines at Chicagoâs international airports, but he wouldnât stand in the way of adding casinos if local communities support it.
EDINBURGH, Scotland â From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment â and the rest of the United Kingdom held its breath â after voters turned out in huge numbers for an independence referendum that could end Scotland's 307-year union with England.
SPRINGFIELD â A Sangamon County judge on Thursday rejected the Republican Partyâs attempt to have a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor struck from the Nov. 4 ballot.