The chaos at the University of Massachusetts over the weekend during a pre-St. Patrick's Day celebration brought renewed attention to an old problem affecting colleges nationwide: how to deal with alcohol-fueled revelers during the March festivities.
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois officials have put a hold on plans to require permits for most all-terrain vehicles.
The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises reports (http://bit.ly/1cESqEA) the Illinois Department of Natural Resources won't require off-highway vehicle owners to buy the permits until further notice.
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HOOPESTON — The Vermilion County coroner’s office has identified a man who was shot to death at a Hoopeston hotel Sunday night as 40-year-old Bruce L. Eldridge of Hoopeston.
EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — A very strong earthquake that struck offshore rattled the Northern California coast and was widely felt across the region, but authorities said early Monday that there were no reports of any injuries or damage.
PONTIAC (AP) — Authorities say a pedestrian died in central Illinois after being struck by an Amtrak train heading to St. Louis.
Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari says Sunday evening's collision took place in Pontiac when the train from Chicago hit a trespasser who was on the tracks.
None of the 233 passengers on board the train were injured.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The judge in the case against an Army general believed to be the highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be tried on sex assault charges began considering new evidence Monday that a top lawyer at the Pentagon may have unlawfully interfered in a decision on whether to accept a plea agreement that was ultimately rejected.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Vietnamese searchers on ships worked throughout the night but could not find a rectangle object spotted Sunday afternoon that was thought to be one of the doors of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet that went missing more than two days ago.
DANVILLE — Danville students could soon have a better idea of what they'll be wearing to school next year.
Administrators plan to present a proposed "uniform standard of dress" code policy at Wednesday night's school board meeting.
"We're pleased with the progress ... so far, and we're looking forward to wrapping it up," said Associate Superintendent Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat.
CHAMPAIGN — At a hospital in Urbana, Mark Pritchard said he doesn't know whether to be "scared or just worried."