BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Officials in a small town in southwestern Illinois town are trying to figure out what caused a sewer explosion that sent manhole covers flying so high they damaged power lines.
CHICAGO (AP) — Unemployment fell in all 12 Illinois metro areas in July. It was the fourth straight month of falling jobless rates across the state’s metro areas.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The first major construction work is beginning on a project to combine rail lines running through the state capital into a single corridor.
Plans for the upcoming football season for Galesburg High School are moving along, even though the teacher’s strike is continuing into a second week.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs say shortstop Starlin Castro has been scratched from the lineup because of a family emergency.