PAXTON — The Family Dollar store in Paxton is closing in August as a result of slow sales.
A sign was posted Monday on the front door of the discount store, located at 100 W. Ottawa Road, informing customers of the impending closure.
CHAMPAIGN — Republican Jim Oberweis acknowledges he is in an uphill battle against three-term incumbent U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, a Springfield Democrat.
But a candidate has to dream.
JIM VERTUNO, Associated Press
GIFFORD — Already getting back on its feet after a destructive tornado nearly eight months ago, the village of Gifford got more good news Monday when Gov. Pat Quinn and a host of state officials came to town.
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Agribusiness giant ADM will pay about $3 billion to buy the privately held Swiss company Wild Flavors, which supplies natural ingredients to the food and beverage industry.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two Mississippi River bridges are closed due to flooding, and with more storms in the forecast, there is growing concern that conditions could worsen in parts of Missouri and Illinois.
Editor's note: This story appeared in print on Saturday, July 5, 2014.
MONTICELLO — A sense of relief spread through the city Friday as residents learned that police had arrested a man suspected of murdering Tonya "Toni" Bargman, a Monticello mother of two, at a rest area along Interstate 39 on Tuesday.
Today is Monday, July 7, the 188th day of 2014. There are 177 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On July 7, 1865, four people were hanged in Washington, D.C., for conspiring with John Wilkes Booth to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln.
On this date:
Today is Monday, July 7, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
In 1914: The T.D. Wilson lot sale in Champaign on July 16 will feature two flying exhibitions by well-known aviator Henry Cole. Forty-four lots are to be sold and Cole will give a flight before and after each sale. Cole will fly his 8-cylinder, 80-horsepower Curtis biplane.