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GALESBURG — Chance Smith loves to paint and draw.He’s taken art classes since he was in sixth grade; he used to be in the art club at Galesburg High School, and he especially likes drawing wolves and graffiti."I’ve always really had the talent to look at something and draw it," Chance said. "You give me an image to draw, and I can look at it and draw it perfectly."This talent is noteworthy, but what makes...

Updated at 7:42 PM

PEORIA — Two men made off with more than $1,600 from an employee of the Townline Road Salvation Army store Saturday after attacking an employee and her boyfriend as she was leaving work.The store employee, a 47-year-old...

Updated at 7:30 PM

PEORIA — The six teenagers who were injured Saturday night in the rollover crash in Detweiller Park are all students at Illinois Valley Central High School in Chillicothe, and the girl who was killed had recently transferred from...

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MINIER — Uterine cancer first struck Vicki Kosirog 20 years ago. Its first appearance was treatable, but it came back with a vengeance in 2002 and required intensive chemotherapy and radiation.After the chemo, the...

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WASHINGTON — There’s a present under the city’s Christmas tree from the Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.It’s worth about $15,000.One-sixth of the revenue from the city’s 6...

Updated at 5:21 PM

NEW YORK — The gunman who fatally ambushed two police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang...

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MORTON — Brian Anderson won’t begin his new job until Jan. 5, but he’s already solved a dilemma.The new executive director of the Morton Chamber of Commerce and

Updated at 4:37 PM

PEORIA — A Peoria man was indicted recently for allegedly having a handgun and marijuana when he was arrested in the Lexington Hills apartment complex.Reginald C. Taylor, 27, of 1532 S. Arago St. faces charges of armed...

Posted at 4:30 PM

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Four people, including two young boys, were killed in a shooting late Saturday at a home in the northern Illinois city of Rockford, authorities said.

Posted at 4:15 PM

CHICAGO — Outgoing Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is gearing up for annual holiday trip to deliver Christmas cards to wounded soldiers.

Posted at 4:00 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Outgoing Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford gave pay raises to dozens of employees — with increases ranging from 8 to 36 percent — over the past year, according to a newspaper report.

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