Woodford Times - Peoria, IL

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Posted Nov 26, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Washington Mayor Gary Manier sits in his tiny City Hall office. It’s snowing outside, and the guy who stopped by to talk starts the conversation with a "Well, at least it’s not tornado weather."

Updated Nov 19, 2014 at 4:02 PM

Chicago, and Illinois by extension, has been the butt of jokes about voter fraud for decades.

Posted Nov 12, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Welcome to Springfield, governor-elect Rauner.

Posted Nov 5, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Ironic that the headlines generated by the flap between Chicago’s Sun-Times newspaper and the Rauner campaign regarding the latter’s alleged interference with a reporter’s work there would coincide this week with the...

Posted Oct 29, 2014 at 7:00 AM

A small-town Republican mayor endorses an incumbent Democrat for governor and in some quarters you’d think the world was coming to an end.

Posted Oct 22, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Imagine how different the conversation would have been in 2009 if the police officers who shot and killed Mark Anthony Barmore after chasing him into a downtown Rockford church had been wearing body cameras.

Posted Oct 15, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Anyone who thought Senate Bill 16, the school funding reform bill, was going to sail through the Illinois House without a fight underestimated the fervor bound to be stirred by the economic, regional and political implications of such an...

Posted Oct 8, 2014 at 8:00 AM

The Illinois High School Association encourages fair play and sportsmanship. Some members of the Illinois General Assembly do not seem to be particularly inclined to do so.

Posted Oct 1, 2014 at 7:00 AM

What will it take to get you, the voter, to head to the polls to cast a ballot in the Nov. 4 general election?

Posted Sep 24, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Disturbing video footage of now ex-Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice punching and knocking out his then-fiancee in an elevator has ignited a renewed nationwide awareness of domestic violence.

Posted Sep 17, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Will historians look back on this era in American history and characterize it as the beginning of the end of common sense?

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