The Burlington Bees lost to the Quad Cities River Bandits 9-4 yesterday at Community Field, but while that was happening the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers took care of the Beloit Snappers, to grab the last wild-card playoff spot in the Western Division.
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad spent a good chunk of his day in Mt. Pleasant yesterday, as his tour of all 99 Iowa counties wrapped up.
JACKSONVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Police say a newborn baby found alive inside a trash bin in the central Illinois community of Jacksonville is in good condition.
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is hoping to show first-hand what it’s like to live on the state’s minimum wage of $8.25 an hour.