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Driving the narrow concrete road

On my Illinois National Road trip this year, I found a nine-foot-wide section of the old road near Martinsville. I estimated that it had been built between 1909 and 1916. 166 more words

Road Trips

4 of 6 child hostages freed in standoff in Chicago suburb

HARVEY, Ill. – Negotiators worked late into the night in an effort to persuade two men barricaded in a home in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey to end their standoff with police and release the last of six children and two adults they took hostage. 413 more words

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Official: Four Of Six Child Hostages Freed In Harvey

¬†HARVEY, Ill. (AP) – Negotiators worked late into the night in an effort to persuade two men barricaded in a home in the southern Chicago suburb… 507 more words

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Safety Central to Illinois Bike Transportation Plan

Governor Pat Quinn and Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider released the Illinois Bike Transportation Plan on April 16. The plan provides the Illinois Department of Transportation with policies and an implementation plan to help create a multi-modal, sustainable transportation system in the state that promotes safety and prevents bicycle accidents.In a press release, Schneider said that the five key principles of the plan are safety, connectivity, access, choice and collaboration. 71 more words

M4 Sherman Tank - South Holland, IL

South Holland Illinois Veterans Memorial Sherman Tank. Pictures taken on 09/2008. Photos by: Unknown.

South Holland Illinois Veterans Memorial Sherman Tank. Placed on this spot December 4, 1956 as a veterans memorial for the community. 17 more words

Illinois

Chicago Illinois Police Invade Private Property And Kill Dog While Chasing (And Losing) Robbery Suspect

A Chicago police officer shot and killed a dog while chasing a robbery suspect Monday morning on the South Side.

A 55-year-old man was robbed by an armed suspect in the Washington Park neighborhood about 7:30 a.m., police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada said. 69 more words

Illinois

Police: Children, woman taken hostage in Harvey, Illinois, after robbery

By Tony Marco

CNN

(CNN) — Two robbery suspects shot at police then took five children and a woman hostage Tuesday inside a suburban Chicago home, spurring police to swarm the residence. 179 more words

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