ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. (AP)–An Elgin man has been sentenced to 78 years in prison for killing a 5-year-old boy in a botched gang-related assassination.
CHICAGO (AP)–Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the risk of Ebola “remains low” for the city’s residents, but efforts to prepare for the virus are underway in both the public and private sectors.
CHICAGO (AP)–The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment in the state continued to drop in September, falling to 6.6 percent.
The GHS Silver Streaks fought hard to beat Quincy 35-28 Friday night. Galesburg never lead until the game went in to overtime, but they never gave up either. They kept tying it up every time Quincy answered back with their own TD’s. Once in overtime, Galesburg scored off of their first play and lead for the first time 35-28. Possession then went to the Blue Devils and they fumbled on their first play and the Streaks quickly recovered thus ending the game and winning it for Galesburg. This makes the streaks eligible for the play-offs and this is the first time in 23 years that Galesburg got a piece of the conference championship. This as well as the new Van Dyke field being dedicated tonight makes this night an extremely special one. The Streaks will play again next Friday against Peoria Central.
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Jacqueline “Jackie” S. Hopkins, 73, of Abingdon, IL passed away Tuesday October 14, 2014 at her home.
Russell A. Nelson, 56, of Rio passed away at 4:05 a.m. Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at home.
Two teams that were perennial bottom-feeders in the Western Big 6 Conference football standings will be playing with a lot on the line tonight.