Nearly 300 participants turned out yesterday for the 13th annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge.
After nearly 40 years in the industry as well as serving his local community, a Galesburg-Area dentist is retiring and handing over his practice.
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) –Eastern Illinois University is set to name a new president.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Women’s contributions to Illinois history will be featured at a free event at the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Scientists with the University of Illinois say soil temperatures across the state have been near normal on average so far this winter.
VERNON HILLS, Ill. (AP) –Young track athletes have received training tips and techniques from two U.S. Paralympians at a clinic in Vernon Hills.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — An archaeologist has offered details of what excavators found last summer when they were working near the McLean County Museum of History in Bloomington.
Archaeologists in July unearthed part of the footprint of the 1836 courthouse where experts said Abraham Lincoln worked as an attorney. On Saturday Floyd Mansberger of Fever River Research of Springfield said archaeologists from the firm found clues to the footprint of a jail and the old courthouse. The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports they also found fragments of artifacts, like whiskey bottles, ink bottles and pipes.
Mansberger says crews found the jail’s cellar and discovered it was a 20-by-40 feet structure with a kitchen.
The archaeological work was done in advance of construction on a tourism center at the site.
AURORA, Ill. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy from Aurora has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with a fatal shooting.