Fatal motorcycle crash on Fosterburg Road

The Illinois State Police is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash this morning on Fosterburg Road. According to information from the Illinois State Police, the crash happened just before 6:30am near Serenity Drive when a southbound vehicle hit the northbound bike head-on. The driver of the vehicle had caught up to...
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Police respond to plane crash in Whiteside County

WHITESIDE COUNTY, Ill. (WIFR) - Two people are safe after their plane goes down in Whiteside County. Illinois State Police say on Saturday around 5:50 p.m. troopers parked on I-88 at Milepost 42 observed a plane flying very low and saw it continue to descend eventually crashing into a field near East Thome and Calhoun Drive south of Rock Falls. The troopers found the Cessna 150 and say the 60-year-old pilot Daniel Gryder and 42-year-old passenger Matthew Mansell were not hurt.
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Elderly Pike County Man Found Dead After Car Crash

The search for an elderly Pike County man ended yesterday evening after he was found deceased. Illinois State Police and the Pike County Sheriff’s Office told WGEM in Quincy that 82 year old Ronald Abney of Pittsfield was found dead at approximately 5:27PM yesterday as a result of a car crash on Illinois Route 96 just south of Atlas in rural western Pike County. Aerial and foot search teams had been attempting to locate Abney for two days around Route 96.
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COVID-19 cases rising in southern Illinois

Ullin, Ill. (KFVS) - Some counties in southern Illinois are at a state-issued COVID-19 “Warning Level.”. A health department is pleading for folks to get vaccinated before it’s too late. “I don’t know where I thought we would be at this point, but I do think we were hoping we...
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Editorial: Will Illinois Democrats ‘Let the people vote!’ on pension reform?

Two years ago, Democratic lawmakers fast-tracked a proposed constitutional amendment that would have permitted replacing Illinois’ flat-rate income tax with graduated rates. But citizens didn’t trust that politicians would raise taxes only on high earners. Sooner or later the pols would come after the middle class. That’s where the big money is. So, last November, voters rejected the ...
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Pritzker promotes pandemic response, ‘fairer tax system’ in re-election launch

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (NEXSTAR) — Governor J.B. Pritzker isn’t running from his record during the pandemic. He’s running on it. A three-minute campaign video posted to social media last week demonstrated the Pritzker campaign’s confidence that most Illinois voters will approve of the steps the state took to set capacity limits and order nonessential businesses to close during the early days of the Coronavirus outbreak.

Illinois could soon have a new affordable housing incentive — and it could work, both developers and advocates say

A new incentive designed to boost affordable housing is poised to become law, and both developers and affordable advocates say it could be a key piece of the housing puzzle. The program is designed to spur creation of affordable rental housing in expensive areas and encourage investment in existing affordable units, in exchange for varying property tax incentives. Tucked into a multifaceted housing bill, it was approved by lawmakers and is awaiting Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s signature.

Illinois accountant given 8 years for $1.1 million fraud

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors say an accountant from suburban Chicago has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison after pleading guilty to wire fraud last year. According to the statement Friday from the Northern District of Illinois’ U.S. Attorney John Lausch, the 55-year-old man stole more than...
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Man whose disappearance prompted search dies in crash

PITTSFIELD — Authorities confirmed Monday that a man whose disappearance prompted an endangered person alert this weekend has died. Pike County Sheriff’s Department and Illinois State Police issued a request for help in finding Ronald Abney, 82, of Hull on Saturday. He had not been seen since leaving Hardin about 3 p.m. Friday, possibly en route to Moberly, Missouri.
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Sink hole repair causes street closure

The Lincoln Sewer Department will be working in the 900 block of Pekin Street in Lincoln Tuesday morning to address a sink hole. There will be intermittent lane closures and the street may be completely closed at times throughout the project. For those who normally travel this street are asked to choose an alternate route if possible during this project. For those who must travel in the area please use extreme caution, watch out for workers, and obey the traffic control signs.