4,600 tons of tires removed from northern Illinois site

Officials say the removal of more than 4,600 tons of used tires this summer from a former used tire processing business in northern Illinois was the largest and most expensive such project ever in the state
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Ag business fire in northern Illinois prompts evacuations

A factory and several homes were evacuated after fire broke out at an agriculture business in rural northern Illinois
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Authorities work to determine cause of fatal house fire

Authorities say they're working to determine the cause of a house fire in northern Illinois that left a young child dead
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Authorities: 2-year-old child dies after Illinois house fire

Authorities say a 2-year-old child has died following a house fire in northern Illinois
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Bison graze to help save Illinois' prairies

Scientist monitors changes to prairie as bison graze Nachusa Grasslands
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Bricks available as 107-year-old Rockford school falls

Pieces of history are available at an old school in Rockford
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EXCHANGE: Rockford-made machine to build parts for rockets

ILLINOIS EXCHANGE: Rockford-made machine to build parts for next-generation rockets
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EXCHANGE: Wind farm gets official celebration

ILLINOIS EXCHANGE: After 9 years, Radford's Run Wind Farm gets official celebration
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Family files civil rights suit against school district

An Illinois high school student and her father are suing a school district and several administrators alleging her civil rights were violated when she showed support for gun rights during an anti-school violence walkout
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Free medical clinic planned next month in West Virginia

A free medical clinic for West Virginians in need is set for next month in Charleston
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Groups challenging Illinois panhandling ordinances

The American Civil Liberties Union and other organizations are challenging panhandling ordinances in 15 municipalities across Illinois
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Gunfire near Illinois football game sends fans running away

A high school football game in northern Illinois was halted after an exchange of gunfire between two vehicles outside near the field sent hundreds of spectators running away
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Harvey's deluge killed dozens and caused billions in damage

Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas last August as a powerful Category 4 storm, but it hovered for days, dumping several feet of rain on Houston and southeast Texas
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Health alert issued for Rockford Lake near Beatrice

Nebraska health officials are warning people to stay out of Rockford Lake southeast of Beatrice because of toxic blue-green algae blooms
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Health alert remains at Rockford Lake southeast of Beatrice

Nebraska health officials say Rockford Lake southeast of Beatrice remains on a health alert because of toxic blue-green algae blooms
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Health alerts issued for 3 lakes because of algae blooms

Nebraska health officials say three lakes are on health alerts because of toxic blue-green algae blooms
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Iconic Rockford clock tower is demolished

A clock tower that stood as a symbol of the northern Illinois community of Rockford has been demolished
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Illinois agency grounds helicopters due to lack of funding

An agency that's provided air support to law enforcement agencies across northern Illinois for 15 years is all but defunct and relinquishing its fleet of helicopters due to a lack of funding
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Illinois Black Hawk statue secures restoration funding

Efforts to restore a 107-year-old statue in northern Illinois have received financial backing this summer from the state and a local business
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Illinois EPA schedules household hazardous waste collection

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has announced household hazardous waste collection dates in Princeton, Danville, Vandalia, Oswego and Decatur
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Illinois Medicaid legislation too late for nursing home

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's recent signing of bills to reduce the backlog of patients waiting for Medicaid approval won't save a small-town nursing home from closing next month
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Illinois residents oppose solar farms

A petition signed by 400 northern Illinois residents opposes special-use permits that would allow the development of four proposed solar farms
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Judge won't dismiss murder charges against security guards

A judge is refusing to dismiss murder charges against two security guards in the 2016 fatal shooting of a man whom they tried to stop while patrolling a Rockford apartment complex
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Labor agreement gives look into police body camera program

The city of Springfield has released a labor agreement that gives the first glimpse at how the Springfield Police Department plans to implement body cameras on officers
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Lawyers: Jury should hear wrongful murder conviction case

Lawyers of an Illinois man exonerated of murder charges say he deserves a chance to present his case against a town and three former officers
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Man charged in 2017 fatal shooting at Rockford party

A 30-year-old man has been charged in a fatal shooting at a large party in northern Illinois last year
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New water algae warnings issued in Gage, Pierce counties

Nebraska health officials are warning people to stay out of Big Indian Lake in Gage County and Willow Creek Reservoir in Pierce County because of toxic blue-green algae blooms
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North Dakota Stockmen's Association elects new leadership

North Dakota's largest rancher organization has new leadership
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Northern Illinois residents can rent off-road wheelchair

An all-terrain outdoor wheelchair is available for public use in northern Illinois
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Officials seek blood tests for people exposed to chemicals

Officials want to test the blood of hundreds of people in two western Michigan communities who have been exposed to toxic chemicals in their drinking water
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Police say northern Illinois school threat report was hoax

Police say a woman called in a false threat of a gunman that prompted dozens of officers to search for the suspect and place several schools on lockdowns
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Private labs offer contaminant testing amid Michigan crisis

A Michigan drug testing lab is among several private businesses tapping into the state's investigation of chemical contaminants
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Rockford Lake near Beatrice remains on health alert

Rockford Lake near Beatrice in southeastern Nebraska remains on health alert because of toxic algae blooms
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Rockford seeks $55,000 from men after they lost lawsuit

The city of Rockford is seeking $55,000 in legal costs from three men who lost a lawsuit after they were acquitted of murder during a second trial
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Rockford-area man guilty of fatally stabbing wife in 2015

A judge has found a 38-year-old man guilty of fatally stabbing his wife inside their Rockford-area apartment after he got upset with her over some text messages
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Sheriff's lieutenant killed in northern Illinois crash

Police say a northern Illinois sheriff's lieutenant was killed when he crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on into an SUV
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Stan Brock, provider of mobile medical clinics, has died

Stan Brock, the founder of an organization that uses mobile medical clinics to bring health care services to people in remote, underserved areas of the U.S. and around the world, has died in Tennessee
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Student who supports gun rights sues school over protest

An Illinois high school student and her father are suing a school district and several administrators alleging her civil rights were violated when she showed support for gun rights during an anti-school violence walkout
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Tennessee editorial roundup

Summary of recent Tennessee newspaper editorials
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The Latest: Controversial former GOP lawmaker loses primary

A former Tennessee lawmaker known for being skewered on late night comedy shows has failed in his bid to return to the state legislature
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Thursday is 1 year anniversary of Freeman school shootings

Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the shootings at Freeman High School that left one student dead and three wounded
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Today in Nebraska-August

Today in Nebraska-August
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