• DuPage County events calendar

    DuPage County events calendar

      May 6 13th annual Battle of the Bands 4-8 p.m. Community Concert Center in Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave., Naperville Free High school rock bands will compete in the Naperville…

  • Woodford County events calendar

    Woodford County events calendar

    MAY 5 Learn About Companion Planting 6:30 p.m. Woodford County Extension Office, 109 E. Eureka Ave., Eureka $5 Kelly Allsup, U of I Extension horticulture educator, will explain plant…

  • Tazewell County events calendar

    Tazewell County events calendar

    MAY 5 From the Big Bang to the Multiverse and Beyond Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Dome Planetarium, Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington Free Simulcast controlled by the Adler Planetarium…

  • Kane and DuPage area events calendar

    Kane and DuPage area events calendar

    ONGOING Cast Off: Michael Dinges Exhibit and Companion Exhibits: Arctic Stories in Ivory and Arctic Artistry, Schingoethe Center, Aurora University, 1315 Prairie St., Aurora. In his…

  • Metro East region events calendar

    Metro East region events calendar

    MAY 6 Open Play at RiverBender.com Community Center Friday, 6 – 10 p.m. 200 W. 3rd St., Alton $5 for members; $10 for non-members; family $15 The Center’s focus and number…

  • McLean County events calendar

    McLean County events calendar

    MAY 5 Music on the Lawn – David Davis Mansion Thursday, 1 p.m. Free 1000 Monroe Drive, Bloomington The Central Catholic Jazz Band will perform on the side porch. Bring a lawn…

STATE NEWS

Hastert sentenced to 15 months in federal prison

Saying a previous plea agreement’s sentencing range of zero to five months was “insufficient,” Northern District of Illinois Judge Thomas M. Durkin sentenced former Speaker of…

Tax-break transparency bill passes Illinois House

A proposed new Illinois transparency law would make local governments reveal the costs of the tax deals they make with private businesses. House Bill 3760 would require tax incentives…

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