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The Illinois Youth Center-Kewanee will close July 1, eliminating 200 local jobs.The news of the closing delighted a civil rights group that had been critical of the way Illinois incarcerates juvenile offenders. It also worried officials of the union representing most of the employees at the facility, who wondered how the state would provide housing for some of the maximum-security offenders who have been housed in Kewanee.Candace Jones, director of the Illinois...

Posted at 12:00 PM

AURORA, Ill. — Prosecutors outside Chicago have charged a Catholic priest with sexually abusing two children under age 13.

Posted at 10:30 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — The parents of 13 members of the Chicago Little League team stripped last year of its 2014 U.S. championship are suing team officials, Little League Baseball, an ESPN sportscaster and the man who exposed the team's...

Posted at 10:00 AM

The following stories are among today's top news of central Illinois.

Posted at 9:45 AM

CHICAGO — The Cook County medical examiner's office is considering how best to preserve and display the newly unearthed autopsy reports alongside inquest transcripts from Chicago's infamous gangland Valentine's Day massacre of...

Updated at 9:30 AM

PEORIA — Four of the six recipients of the state’s annual Order of Lincoln award — the highest designation for professional achievement and public service — have Peoria ties.

Posted at 9:00 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — A new college entrance exam is coming to Illinois. The test known as the SAT is replacing the ACT.

Posted at 8:15 AM

CHICAGO — Federal officials say a Milwaukee man has been convicted of transporting an underage girl from Madison, Wisconsin, to the Chicago area to engage in prostitution.

Updated at 7:49 AM

With election year underway, many will be flocking to the polls on March 15 and a local business is doing its part to make sure no one has an excuse not to vote.

Posted at 7:30 AM

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — The group that governs 81,000 young soccer players in Illinois says it will no longer let athletes age 10 and younger use their heads to strike the ball.

Updated Feb 11, 2016 at 7:14 PM

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois House Democrats on Thursday began another attempt at sending stalled state employee labor negotiations to an arbitrator, just a day after President Barack Obama delivered a speech to lawmakers emphasizing the...

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