McCann launches Conservative Party bid for Illinois governor
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McCann launches Conservative Party bid for Illinois governor

State Sen. Sam McCann announced Thursday that he's running for Illinois governor as a Conservative Party candidate. "When I announced I was not going to run for Senate, I said the Republican Party under Rauner was unrecognizable to me," McCann said.

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Loraine man arrested in connection with Hancock County burglary
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Loraine man arrested in connection with Hancock County burglary

The Hancock County Sheriff's Department, working in conjunction with the Adams County Sheriff's Department, arrested a Loraine man Wednesday in connection with an April 2 burglary in Hancock County.

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CassComm upgrading to fiber-optic to boost Pittsfield internet speeds

Casscomm customers in Pittsfield will soon see a boost in their internet speeds.

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Three drivers injured in crash on U.S. 54

Three people sustained minor to moderate injuries Wednesday in a multiple-vehicle crash on U.S. 54, about three miles north of Pittsfield.

No increase in JWCC tuition for 2018-19 school year
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No increase in JWCC tuition for 2018-19 school year

The John Wood Community College Board agreed Wednesday night not to raise the base tuition rate for the 2018-19 academic year.

Carthage cook says experimenting yields rich rewards
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Carthage cook says experimenting yields rich rewards

It's safe to say Kris Pilkington has a sweet tooth when it comes to cooking. Known for baking from-scratch pies and cakes, the Carthage woman would rather share the finished product than enjoy it herself.

UPDATE: Teen accused of killing LaHarpe woman pleads not guilty
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UPDATE: Teen accused of killing LaHarpe woman pleads not guilty

At least one witness told police that the Hamilton teen charged in the New Year's Day shooting death of a LaHarpe woman said he was going to shoot her.

Liberty school event to focus on emotional wellbeing
Education

Liberty school event to focus on emotional wellbeing

Inspired by Quincy High School's student-driven Welcome and Wellness Conference, Liberty School District will hold a similar event for its students Friday.

Summer courses can save future college students money
Education

Summer courses can save future college students money

Hannah Ingram's approach is representative of what appears to be a growing trend. A senior at Brown County High School, Ingram has taken a series of courses the past two summers at John Wood Community College.

Trial date set for teen accused of killing La Harpe woman
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Trial date set for teen accused of killing La Harpe woman

Probable cause has been found against Antonio Sanchez in the New Year's Day shooting death of a La Harpe woman. Sanchez, 17, of Hamilton entered a not guilty plea on charges during a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Hancock County Circuit Court. A July 9 trial date was set.

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