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Officials: No injuries in fire at Illinois chemical plant

This story was updated Thursday 1/12 at 5:00 a.m. La SALLE, Ill. (AP) — Officials said a large fire that sent smoke plumes towering over a northern Illinois chemical plant has been contained and no injuries have been reported. After the fire began Wednesday morning at Carus Chemical in La Salle, local officials sent an […]

Pritzker signs ban on assault weapon sales and manufacturing

Illinois becomes 9th state to ban military-style guns SPRINGFIELD — On the first full day of his second term, Gov. JB Pritzker on Tuesday signed a bill banning the sale, distribution and manufacture of high-power assault weapons, .50 caliber rifles and ammunition, and large-capacity magazines while still allowing people who already own such weapons to […]

Shannon leads Illini over Nebraska 76-50 with double-double

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Terrence Shannon Jr. scored 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Illinois to a 76-50 win over Nebraska on Tuesday night. Jayden Epps scored seven points of his 13 points in an 13-0 game-ending run for the Fighting Illini (11-5, 2-3 Big Ten). Coleman Hawkins had 12 points and five […]