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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — David Bohlen opens a drawer at the Illinois State Museum's Research and Collections Center and not quite staring back at you — because their eyes are long gone — are about a dozen passenger pigeons. That's significant because the last passenger pigeon died in the Cincinnati Zoo in 1914, a monument to senseless human eradication. But the passenger pigeons collected in the 1800s live on as one of more than 13 million objects in the state...

Updated at 7:54 AM

MACOMB — Two Illinois Senate bills sitting on the governor’s desk may affect how economic development is done on a local level.If passed, Illinois senate bills SB 2531 and SB 2600 would require economic development entities that...

Posted at 6:00 AM

Mark Twain, aka Bob Anton, joins the Journal Star's Steve Tarter for this episode of Tarter Source. A retired Peoria Public Schools teacher and riverboat...

Updated Jul 28, 2016 at 3:19 PM

ROCKFORD — Temeka Loury arrived at the Illinois Department of Human Services office today to learn about her husband's health insurance, but was turned away because the facility was flooding. "My husband lives in a...

Posted Jul 28, 2016 at 10:00 AM

The following stories are among today's top news of central Illinois.

Updated Jul 28, 2016 at 7:46 AM

Looking for weekend fun? Here are seven festivals happening in central Illinois in August.

Updated Jul 27, 2016 at 6:15 PM

Kevin and Chuck Bos of Geneseo will host an "Old-Fashioned Threshing Bee" on the William Rutherford farm in rural Erie Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31.Twenty acres of wheat will be harvested using equipment from the early 1900s...

Posted Jul 27, 2016 at 1:30 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — A lawyer for Rod Blagojevich says the imprisoned former Illinois governor has reluctantly decided not to appear in person at his resentencing hearing next month in Chicago. Attorney Leonard Goodman told a federal judge...

Posted Jul 27, 2016 at 1:00 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan said Chris Kennedy, the son of the late Robert F. Kennedy, would be an "excellent candidate" for governor in 2018. Madigan made the comments in Philadelphia Tuesday after Kennedy...

Updated Jul 27, 2016 at 12:34 PM

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said Wednesday that the state is doing everything it can to prevent the spread of Legionnaires' disease at a veterans home where an outbreak last year sickened 53 people, including 12 who...

Posted Jul 27, 2016 at 10:00 AM

The following stories are among today's top news of central Illinois.

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