Illinois

Hotel vacancy
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January 06, 2019 - 9:09 am
O'FALLON, Ill. (AP) — A developer is proposing a new hotel in O'Fallon. It would be the city's 14th. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that officials in this city of 30,000 estimate hotel-motel tax revenues will top $2.3 million in 2020. It has 11 hotels. Two more should open this year along...
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Arabian horse
ID 68340773 © John Furlotte | Dreamstime.com
January 06, 2019 - 7:45 am
FREEBURG, Ill. (AP) — The owner of a southwestern Illinois farm is breeding Arabian horses in an unlikely bid to sell the animals to buyers in Saudi Arabia. Rodger Davis owns the 300-acre Riding Center near Freeburg, just east of St. Louis. Davis told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he's been...
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River in the woods
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January 06, 2019 - 12:00 am
By ISAAC SMITH , The Southern Illinoisan CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Nathan Duffield has found a lot of junk on the river: sunglasses that usually are too scratched to be used, fishing lures, pocket knives — mostly things that don't float when someone's boat flips. But about 20 years ago, he also found...
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Flu
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Fred Bodimer
January 03, 2019 - 10:52 am
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — Just as many expected, influenza cases picked up over the holidays.​ St. Louis County health officials say they had 171 newly confirmed flu cases for the last week of 2018 — that's more than double any other week so far — for a total this season of 430 cases. St. Charles...
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Gun and cartridges of 9 mm.
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Brett Blume
January 02, 2019 - 12:57 pm
WATERLOO, Ill. (KMOX) — A Metro East sheriff is talking about the potential impact of a new gun law that took effect with the first of the year. The Firearms Restraining Order Act allows family members or police to ask a judge to temporarily remove guns from someone they believe to be a threat, to...
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United Van Lines
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January 02, 2019 - 12:28 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Vermont's population is among the smallest in the U.S., but a study from United Van Lines indicate people are moving to the New England state. The suburban St. Louis-based moving company on Wednesday released its 42nd annual National Movers Study , which tracks customers' state-to-...
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Illinois flag
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Brett Blume
December 28, 2018 - 4:07 pm
However, unemployment rate also went up.
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Marijuana plants at Cresco Labs medical marijuana cultivation facility on August 8, 2018, in Joliet, Ill. .jpg
(Photo by Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune/TNS/Sipa USA)
December 28, 2018 - 1:54 pm
About 150 people have expressed interest in growing hemp, said Jeff Cox, chief of the Bureau of Medicinal Plants.
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Drone flying in the air
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December 28, 2018 - 10:16 am
The transportation department started reaching out the day after Christmas to tell potential pilots about some of the things they can and can't do.
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Police officers walk under a large American flag on their way to the funeral
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December 28, 2018 - 8:00 am
Of the officers who were shot, eight were killed during investigative activity and six were killed while responding to calls of a domestic or public disturbance, according to the report.
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