FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — Officials at one northern Illinois county jail hope to install a 120-foot wind turbine in an effort to cut electricity costs by 40 to 70 percent.
ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Expecting to write up a ticket for speeding, an Alabama State Trooper ended up helping a woman give birth.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to help fight the Zika virus.
SERGIO BUSTOS, Associated Press
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Police are responding to several accidents along Interstate 57 in Coles County on Monday morning. Mixed precipitation, dropping temperatures and high winds are making driving conditions hazardous and have contributed to several slideoffs, according to Illinois State Police.
OGDEN — Former Gov. Jim Edgar has endorsed Jim Acklin in the three-way Republican race in the 102nd House District.
URBANA — The Year of the Monkey officially starts today, and the celebration will last for another two weeks at the University of Illinois.
Lunar New Year 2016, a major holiday in China and other Asian countries, will be celebrated by thousands of students, faculty and others in the community.
A higher-education accrediting agency is warning Illinois lawmakers that the budget impasse could have "significant" consequences for the state's public colleges and universities.
In 1916, Urbana City Council members were thunderstruck when they learned that a new city ordinance required lights on baby carriages along with other carriages. Lights were required on all horse-drawn vehicles, as well. The mayor wanted to keep bicycles off sidewalks, but the majority of members thought this would be a hardship for streets that were not paved.