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MONTGOMERY, Ill. (AP) — Carl Buddig & Co. says it has purchased the former Butterball facility in Montgomery outside Chicago that has been vacant since July. Officials with the Homewood-based lunch meat and specialty meat company say they will create 250 to 300 new jobs in...
CHICAGO (AP) — Many Illinois hospitals whose budgets rely heavily on Medicaid funding are bracing for a financial hit, as the states revamps a formula to distribute the money. The Chicago Tribune reports that among the state's 22 safety net hospitals is St. Bernard, where more...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Springfield's Lincoln Home National Historic Site is closed due to the federal government shutdown. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports that a recorded message on the home's phone line says the park is closed and will reopen once the...
GARY, Ind. (AP) — The Gary/Chicago International Airport is launching a new website . Officials at the northwest Indiana airport, located about 30 miles (48 kilometers) from downtown Chicago, bill the new site as user-friendly. They say it will provide "critical information" for...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The state of Illinois is looking for volunteers to welcome visitors and give tours at the newly renovated Illinois Executive Mansion. The governor's residence in Springfield has been undergoing a complete, privately funded restoration. The home is...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Springfield-area jail will increase mental health services offered to inmates. The (Springfield) State-Journal Register reports that the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office is increasing the number of qualified mental health professionals at the jail from...
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Justin Robinson scored 19 points and Virginia Tech pulled away in the second half to beat...
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Justin Robinson scored 19 points and Virginia Tech pulled away in the second half to beat...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Hue Jackson is finally handing off his Browns offense. Cleveland's coach, who has handled game-...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Hue Jackson is finally handing off his Browns offense. Cleveland's coach, who has handled game-...
HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong-based bookseller who was secretly detained in China has been taken away by Chinese...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Seeking change amid midseason struggles, the Milwaukee Bucks fired coach Jason Kidd on Monday...