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Cement Truck Crashes into Home Daycare

Friday, 25 July 2014

The Illinois State Police say nobody was hurt when a dump truck crashed into a home daycare.

Police say on Thursday morning, a steer tire blew on a cement truck causing the driver to run into a home on 8090 East 600 Avenue in Newton.

Authorities say no children were in the room where the truck crashed. No other injuries were reported.

The name of the driver isn't being r ... READ MORE >>

IDNR Announces Changes to Deer Hunting Season

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is announcing a number of changes for the upcoming deer hunting season.

Department Director Marc Miller says 20 counties will be removed from the late-winter season and the number of firearm permits available in some counties will also be reduced.

The changes followed recommendations from department biologists.

The b ...

State EPA Asks Landfill for Storage Plans

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Governor Pat Quinn believes approvals a central Illinois county gave to a landfill did not include the potential storage of toxic PCBs the facility's owner now wants to store.

If that's true, Quinn spokesman Dave Blanchette says state law might allow the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw its approval of the plan to store toxic waste at the Clinton Landfill in DeWit ... READ MORE >>

Illinois Crop Report

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Illinois' corn crop is maturing faster than normal and faring well.

The USDA says in its weekly crop-status update that 81% of the state's corn is rated as either good or excellent.

82% of the crop is silking, 12 percentage points better than the average of the previous five years.

The department says roughly three-quarte ...