Holly Cassano, who was stabbed to death at her home Mahomet, IL in 2009.
(Champaign County Crime Stoppers)
September 21, 2015

Investigators Hope New DNA Analysis Will Help Solve Holly Cassano Murder

Champaign County Sheriff's investigators say an analysis of DNA evidence by a private lab indicates that Cassano's killer was likely male and "probably with some" Hispanic, Native American, Central American or South American heritage.

A peregrine falcon takes a protective stance over one of her two chicks on the balcony of a 25th floor apartment on Chicago's Michigan Ave., May 14, 2002. Eleven pairs of wild breeding peregrines live in Illinois in 2003, and are among the anima
(Photo: AP Photo/Charles Bennett)
September 21, 2015

Endangered Species Board Itself Threatened

An email from the then-Director of the Illinois Endangered Species Board earlier this month was sudden and direct. "Funding is being eliminated" and won't be reinstated any time in the foreseeable future,” it read. The email had been sent one of her last days on the job.

Map of the Mahomet Aquifer.
(City of Champaign)
September 18, 2015

Meeting In Champaign To Provide Update On Mahomet Aquifer

Champaign County Health Care Consumers and several other local groups are sponsoring the public meeting, scheduled from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM on Saturday, September 19th at the Champaign Public Library.

In this Dec. 12, 2013. file photo, a customer holds a Mega Millions lottery ticket at a convenience store in Chicago. State officials announced Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, that Illinois will end its contract with the private vendor that operates the $2 bi
(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
September 18, 2015

Rauner Administration Fires Illinois Lottery Manager

The governor is ending the contract of Northstar Lottery Group. Rauner's adminstration says a new private manager will take over day-to-day operation of the lottery by January 2017.

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