Illinois

At Least 5 Test Positive for COVID-19 After Outbreak Linked to 'Mini Prom'

Officials in Illinois are warning residents of potential exposure of COVID-19 at an indoor prom gathering. At least 5 students tested positive after an outbreak linked to a ‘mini prom.’
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These Are the States Most in Need of COVID-19 Aid

The coronavirus pandemic has consumed states’ resources at an unprecedented rate as they struggle to provide both medical and financial support to their residents, despite taking in far less tax revenue than usual.
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Near Record-Breaking Warm Temperatures Expected On Christmas Day In St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (NOW) - You might want to pull out the cooler, BBQ grill and lawn chairs on Christmas Day if you're in the St. Louis area because near record-high temperatures are being predicted this holiday.
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Where Did Candy Corn Originate?

(KMOX) - As Halloween approaches, more people are craving their fair share of candy corn. However, not many know that this iconic, controversial candy originated in Belleville, Illinois. Did you know that the recipe for the delicious Candy Corn we know and love today, originated in Belleville?...
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Birthplace of candy corn was in this Metro East town

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KNOU) - As Halloween approaches, more people are craving their fair share of candy corn. However, not many know that this iconic, controversial candy originated in Belleville, Illinois. Now known as Jelly Belly Candy Co ., the second generation of the Goelitz family specialized in...
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Main Street in St. Charles named the scariest place in Missouri

(KNOU) - Thrillist has put out its annual list of the SCARIEST places in all 50 states. The scariest place is Missouri is Main Street in St. Charles and for Illinois, it's Raven's Grin Inn in Mount Carroll. They're not talking about "spooky haunted mazes where chainsaw-wielding teenagers pop out at...
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3 meteor showers will peak this month; 2 happening this week

ST. LOUIS (KNOU) - October will feature the peak of three meteor showers lighting up the sky across the globe and two of those will happen on back-to-back nights this week. The Draconid and Southern Taurid meteor showers are expected to light up the night sky on Tuesday and Wednesday nights,...
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Todd Barrick Jr. aka Walter White look-alike

Illinois man who looks like Walter White wanted by police

GALESBURG, Ill. (KNOU) — "He is the one who knocks." That's what one Facebook user commented on a mugshot of a man posted by the Galesburg Police Department . Many are noting the bald and goateed 50-year-old resembles Bryan Cranston's character in the AMC crime-thriller "Breaking Bad," Walter White...
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Downtown Granite City has a new clown sculpture and it's... creepy

GRANITE CITY, Ill. (KNOU) - A clown face sculpture in Granite City is provoking different reactions from passersby. Some think the nearly 10-feet tall, styrofoam head is creepy, and others say it’s a reminder of fond circus memories. It's staring out across State Street at customers of the Granite...
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O'Fallon, Ill. principal remixes 'Old Town Road' to get students excited about first day of school

ST. LOUIS (KNOU) - Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' has led the Billboard Hot 100 for the 19th week in a row. With school starting up again, a Joseph Arthur Middle School principal from O'Fallon, Ill. named Tron Young decided to put his own spin on the hit song to get students excited for the upcoming...
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