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UPDATED 9:10 a.m. | Interstate 74 between Bloomington and Peoria has reopened following a fiery crash between two semitrailer trucks that killed one of the drivers.

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Illinois State Troopers seized 143 pounds of cannabis just south of Bloomington this week and a lot more.

Amber Widner of Bozeman, Mont., was stopped on I-74 Wednesday after committing a traffic violation. During the stop, a state police canine alerted to the odor of illegal drugs.

Troopers also recovered 14 pounds of mushrooms, and 9 pounds of cannabis wax. That's a concentrate of cannabis that has the consistency of ear wax. It is also known as butane hash oil because it is made with a butane extraction.

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About 60 law enforcement leaders from across the region gathered Monday at Heartland Community College to share data and intelligence.

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Survivors of sexual assault in Illinois will soon be able to monitor online the progress of DNA evidence related to their case.

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Illinois State Police made its second substantial cocaine seizure in McLean County in one week.

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Illinois State Police say a school bus driver from Mahomet who was driving erratically on Tuesday night faces drunk driving and other charges.

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Three months after a fiery crash between two semitrailer trucks shut down Interstate 39 near Hudson, the third victim has been identified.

Hundreds of Chicago murder cases from as far back as 2014 have DNA evidence from the crime scene: it just hasn’t been processed yet by Illinois’ Forensic Science Lab. State senators met in Chicago on Monday to find out why.


McLean County administrators and elected officials will wait to comment on a drowning at Evergreen Lake. County Administrator Bill Wasson and Board Chair John McIntyre said they will defer comment on whether additional safety measures are needed until the investigation is closed.

Deena Rogers, 71, of Washington drowned when her vehicle went into Evergreen Lake at Comlara Park late Friday.

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McLean County Coroner Kathy Davis has released the name of one of three people who were killed in a fiery crash that shut down Interstate 39 north of Normal early Wednesday.

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Police say a small aircraft made an emergency landing on Interstate 55 near Lincoln, striking one vehicle but hurting no one.

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UPDATED 1:15 p.m. | A 32-year-old cold case 2,000 miles away led to the arrest of a suspect in Eureka on Thursday.

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A prosecutor in central Illinois has determined that six police officers acted in self-defense when they fatally shot a suspected bank robber last fall.

The (Peoria) Journal Star reports that 25-year-old Eddie Russell Jr. was shot as many as 18 times as part of a two-hour standoff at his mother's Peoria home as he approached officers with a weapon.