Attendance at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield was under scrutiny after preliminary estimates were released last week; we’ll take a look at what the figures truly mean. While…

  • McLean County News Briefs

    McLean County News Briefs

    McLean County County administrator proposes budget increase in 2017 A new wing of the regional Law and Justice Center and a 5-percent increase in spending are among some of the notable…

  • Tazewell County News Briefs

    Tazewell County News Briefs

    PEKIN Expanded health services slated for 2017 OSF HealthCare is expanding services in Pekin by establishing a new medical facility at 3500 Court St., in a current vacant building…

  • Woodford County News Briefs

    Woodford County News Briefs

    WOODFORD COUNTY Get a flu shot at football game With a new influenza season approaching, the Woodford County Health Department and the Metamora Township High School will host a flu…

  • Kendall County News Briefs

    Kendall County News Briefs

    Aurora Kifowit hosting Kids’ Expo and Touch-A-Truck event State Representative Stephanie Kifowit will be hosting a Kids’ Expo and Touch-A-Truck event for children and their families…

  • Metro East Area News Briefs

    Metro East Area News Briefs

    Metro-East home sales continue to increase The real estate market continued to pick up across most of Metro-East in July, according to reports this month by the Greater Gateway Association…


Cyber-bullying explored in new novel

Washington, D.C. author Herta Feely says her newest novel is inspiring readers to remember their own pasts — and it’s not pleasant. “Saving Phoebe Murrow,” released this month,…

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