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PEORIA — Michelle Guthrie was dressed head to toe in sky-blue surgical gear that she hopes will protect her and, ultimately, her patients from contracting infectious diseases such as Ebola.Guthrie, a 17-year veteran of UnityPoint Health-Methodist’s emergency department, practiced putting the gear on and then "doffing it," or taking it off, for several members of the media as UnityPoint Health-Peoria officials laid out what they are doing to make...

Updated at 7:00 PM

PEORIA — The Illinois State Board of Education is taking cues from state and federal agencies in preparing the state’s school districts on how to deal with the possibility of an Ebola outbreak, according to State...

Updated at 6:55 PM

PEORIA — The outcome of the November elections won’t make a difference in Illinois’ education funding crisis, according to the state’s top educator."Revenue is going to continue to be a problem...

Updated at 6:41 PM

PEKIN — If Brandon Dentino had thought about running again for the Pekin City Council, his guilty plea Monday to breaking a man’s jaw with a surprise punch closed that door.Dentino, 29, of 2675 Allentown Road was...

Posted at 4:30 PM

BELVIDERE — Boone County has announced a vacancy for circuit clerk that will expire Nov. 30, according to an Oct. 17 news release. Interested parties are asked to send a letter and resume expressing interest and qualifications to...

Posted at 11:30 AM

CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner are gearing up for their third and likely final televised debate Monday, locked in a neck-and-neck contest ahead of the November...

Posted at 11:00 AM

MONTICELLO — Although many high school students in central Illinois aren't legally allowed to vote yet, dozens will serve as election judges at the polls this Election Day.

Updated Oct 20, 2014 at 7:59 AM

When Illinois voters cast ballots for the November election, they will have a rare opportunity to weigh in on nearly half a dozen hot-button issues.

Updated Oct 19, 2014 at 9:50 PM

101-year-old World War II veteran Earl Rapp had his wish granted for one more motorcycle ride on Sunday in Chester.More than 175 motorcycles participated in the ride, which went from Casey's General Store...

Updated Oct 19, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Check out some of The Murphysboro American's photos from Saturday's Big Muddy Monster Brewfest at Riverside Park.

Updated Oct 19, 2014 at 8:31 PM

So long as they vote for themselves — or if at least one person casts a ballot in their favor — a host of candidates will automatically win election on Nov. 4.These unopposed candidates for office...

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