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Towering ketchup bottle up for sale

BELLEVILLE (AP) — Would you relish having a towering ketchup bottle? That emblem of roadside Americana could be yours if you fork over enough money.

The Belleville News-Democrat (http://bit.ly/1kPMozA ) reports that a "For Sale" sign is in front of what's billed as the "World's Largest Bottle of Catsup."


Urbana family among victims in fatal I-55 wreck

A vacation trip to visit relatives on the East Coast turned deadly for an Urbana family involved in a multicar pileup Monday on Interstate 55 south of Joliet.


Harness Racing at Champaign Co. Fair

Harness racers compete for prize money at Champaign County Fair in Champaign Tuesday July 22, 2014.

Videographer/Producer: 
Rick Danzl

Dey: Controversy over Illinois' ban on executions not over yet

Regrets — he's had a few. But, then again, too few to mention.

Well, except for that one.

"I regretted killing that Greek fella," former Gov. George Ryan said in a recent interview.

The 80-year-old convicted felon was referring to mass murderer Andrew Kokoraleis.


Chicago man dies after police use stun gun

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say a 41-year-old man has died after Chicago police used a stun gun while trying to break up a fight.


1 dead, 3 hurt in Washington Park shooting

WASHINGTON PARK (AP) — Police say one man is dead and three other people were injured during a shooting outside a Washington Park nightclub.

Illinois State Police Lt. David Bivins identified the victim of the early Sunday shootings as 18-year-old DeLarren S. Patterson of Washington Park.


Beep baseball

Chicago Comets and Indy Thunder compete in "Beep Baseball" at Zahnd Park in Champaign Saturday July 19, 2014. 

Videographer/Producer: 
Rick Danzl

Domestic violence victims can seek advice from 'Virtual Legal Clinic'

Victims in Vermilion County will soon be able to get free advice from Chicago lawyers

DANVILLE — A program to help domestic violence victims get limited legal advice is about to open in Vermilion County.


Rest-stop slaying suspect now charged in earlier death

ROCKFORD — A man suspected of killing a Monticello mother at a rest stop on July 1 has been indicted for the murder of a high school classmate two days earlier.


AUDIO: Illinois weather summary 7-18-14

AUDIO: Illinois weather summary 7-18-14: Play now!

State Climatologist Jim Angel has a review and preview of all things Illinois weather.

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