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Beware of Cicada Killers in Illinois

Please don’t confuse cicada killers with Asian giant hornets. People living in different parts of Illinois often confuse Asian giant hornets with cicada killers. However, there are certain differences between the two species. First of all, Asian giant hornets are not yet present in Illinois. So you don’t have to worry about them because they are found in Washington, D.C. in a large number. According to Ken Johnson, wasps have an undeserved bad reputation. He is a horticulture educator at the University of Illinois Extension. Most of their species are bad and aggressive, but not all of them are harmful to humans, animals, and plants. Admittedly they can be intimidating insects, especially large ones. So it is integral to know where they are found and what the basic differences between them are.
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Suburban men among the injured in deadly motorcycle pileup on I-80

A pair of Northwest suburban men were among several injured in a deadly eight-motorcycle pileup Saturday in the South suburbs. According to Illinois State Police, the men were part of a group of motorcyclists riding together on westbound Interstate 80 near Interstate 55 in Will County when one crashed at about 10:13 a.m., setting off a chain reaction that brought down eight motorcyclists in all.
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4 Movies that were filmed in Crystal Lake

Crystal Lake is a city in McHenry County in the U.S. State of Illinois. This city has been named after a lake 1.6 miles southwest of the city’s downtown, Crystal Lake is 45 miles northwest of Chicago. According to the United States Census of July 2019, the estimated population of this city was 39,829. Crystal Lake is the largest city in McHenry County, part of the Chicago Metropolitan area. One of the fun facts about this city is that Crystal Lake is famous for being the home of serial killer Jason Voorhees.

7 motorcycles, 1 travel trailer involved in fatal crash on I-80

One person is dead following an eight vehicle crash on Interstate 80 Saturday morning. Illinois State Police said a large group of motorcycles were traveling westbound on I-80, west of mile-marker 126.5, when one of the motorcycles crashed, which caused a chain reaction that involved seven motorcycles and a travel trailer.
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Severe storms could hit Central Illinois Sunday

CENTRAL ILLINOIS — Parts of Central Illinois could be in for a couple of rounds of severe thunderstorms Sunday afternoon and evening. According to the National Weather Service, a line of thunderstorms could clip Bloomington-Normal and areas north later this afternoon. More widespread storms are expected across the region later Sunday night along a cold front.
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3 famous people who lived in Galesburg, Illinois

When I went to college in Galesburg, the one name that kept popping up was Carl Sandburg. Carl Sandburg's name was called out as being Galesburg's most famous resident. Sandburg is the renowned poet and author who won three Pulitzer Prizes in poetry and for his biography of Abraham Lincoln.

Wildlife officials tracking black bear in southern Illinois

REND CITY, Ill. (AP) — State wildlife officials are tracking a black bear that was first spotted more than a week ago by southern Illinois residents and was most recently seen wandering near a state reservoir. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Conservation Police, and local law enforcement began tracking...
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2 Motorcyclists Killed, 6 Others Hurt After Chain-Reaction Crash on Interstate 80

Two motorcyclists are dead and six other people were injured after a chain-reaction crash occurred among a group of motorcycles riding on Interstate 80 Saturday morning. According to Illinois State Police, a group of motorcyclists were riding at milepost 126.5 at approximately 10:13 a.m. Saturday when one of the bikers lost control, causing a chain-reaction crash that ultimately involved eight vehicles.

Storms cause damage, knock out power in Heart of Illinois

(HOI) - Severe storms pounded the Heart of Illinois late Friday night and during the pre-dawn hours Saturday, causing damage and knocking out power in several areas. Many of the damage reports came from Fulton County, and a viewer sent Heart of Illinois-ABC a picture of severe damage to her mother's home in rural London Mills, just south of Route 116.

Gunman shoots at Illinois officer sitting in patrol car

DECATUR, Ill. — A gunman fired at an Illinois officer sitting in a patrol car in a church parking lot completing paperwork Friday night, according to authorities. The suspect drove up to the driver side of the officer’s unit and opened fire about 10:45 p.m., investigators said. Fortunately, the Decatur police officer was not injured, WAND reported.

Barry Man Arrested by ISP For Criminal Sexual Assault of a Minor

Illinois State Police Zone 4 Investigators have arrested a Barry man for predatory criminal sexual assault. 50 year old Terry Eisenburg of Barry was arrrested yesterday after a nearly 6 month long investigation. ISP investigators say they began investigating Eisenburg on November 4th after a minor victim disclosed that she was sexually abused by Eisenburg. Agents began conducting interviews and collecting evidence. On Thursday, the case was presented to the Pike County State’s Attorney’s Office to obtain a warrant. Pike County State’s Attorney filed a single count criminal information against Eisenburg for predatory criminal sexual assault, a Class X felony. Eisenburg was taken into custody yesterday without incident.
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A long Father’s Day this year

Today is the summer solstice better known as the first day of summer. Dad will have some extra daylight for outdoor grilling on this Father’s Day since today will be the longest day of the year. Summer officially begins at 10:32 pm in Springfield. In terms of daylight, this day...