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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Reopening plans for St. Louis malls, casinos

Reopening plans announced for St. Louis malls, casinos

The plan to open St. Louis malls and casinos in the St. Louis area
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Near Record-Breaking Warm Temperatures Expected On Christmas Day In St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (KEZK) - 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. (KEZK) - 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 state

Main Street in St. Charles has "dozens" of haunted spirits rumored to be roaming the area.
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3 meteor showers will peak this month; 2 happening this week

ST. LOUIS (KEZK) - 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

WANTED: Illinois man resembling Walter White sought by police

GALESBURG, Ill. (KEZK) — "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. (KEZK) - 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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