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US braces for dangerous blast of cold, wind and snow

By Margaret Stafford, Josh Funk and Juan Lozano Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) β€” A large of swath of the U.S. braced for a dangerous mix of sub-zero temperatures, howling winds and blizzard conditions scheduled to arrive…

New year to bring new laws in Illinois

Elimination of cash bail one of many changes taking effect Jan. 1 By Peter Hancock Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – By now, almost everyone in Illinois has heard that Jan. 1 will mark the…