For Kacie Fisher, James Wood Jr. was more than a fiance. He was the loyal supporter who saw her through kidney failure, dialysis, a stroke and bariatric surgery. And even though he died earlier this month, a part of him remains with her for life. CHAMPAIGN — For Kacie Fisher, James Wood Jr.

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  • Man crashed stolen car was fleeing cops, Marengo police say
    A traffic stop early Tuesday ended in a two-vehicle crash after police say a Willow Springs man ran a red light while fleeing police in a stolen car. Officers with the Marengo Police Department attempted to pull over a speeding Ford Fusion about 2:55 a.m. More
  • County Democratic chairman compared MAGA hats to KKK hoods
    KANKAKEE — The Democratic chairman of an Illinois county is facing criticism for posting an image on social media comparing Make America Great Again hats worn by supporters of President Donald Trump to Ku Klux Klan hoods. Crain's Chicago Business reported the Kankakee County Democrats posted the image Friday. More
  • Deal sealed on federal budget, ensuring no shutdown, default
    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump and congressional leaders announced Monday a critical debt and budget agreement that’s an against-the-odds victory for Washington pragmatists seeking to avoid political and economic tumult over the possibility of a government shutdown or first-ever federal default. The deal, announced by Trump on Twitter and in a statement by Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, will restore the government’s ability to borrow to pay its bills past next year’s elections and build upon re More
  • Crystal Lake residents fear District 47 could install fence behind their homes
    Longtime residents living behind Glacier Ridge Elementary School, 1120 Village Road, said that they are concerned there may be plans for a chain-link fence to be installed behind their properties. Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 officials said Thursday that all that has been done related to any fencing at this point is a land survey to determine whether a fence is necessary. There are no definite plans to construct a fence at this time, said Denise Barr, coordinator of community relations at the district. More
  • Crystal Lake Park District approves new lakebed ordinance with 6-1 vote
    The Crystal Lake Park District voted, 6-1, Thursday to approve new rules regarding 94% of lakebed property owned by the park district. Officials have said the additions to the ordinance are considered “administrative” and residents should not see much of a change. Voting against the amended ordinance was Commissioner Jason Heisler, who has lived his whole life on the lake. More
  • 'A tragic miracle': Fiance's sudden death bound Rantoul woman to him forever
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