News Around Illinois – July 7, 2020

‘The Blues Brothers’ Wauconda Beach To Reopen After 30 Years WAUCONDA, Ill. (AP) — Wauconda’s iconic beach seen in the “The Blues Brothers” movie is set to open after a $3 million renovation. After a prolonged wait due to the coronavirus pandemic, the northeastern Illinois beach is set to open to the public Wednesday, the […]

News Around Illinois – July 6, 2020

13 Illinois ‘Bomb Squad’ Gang Members Sentenced To Prison PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Thirteen members of a Peoria street gang known as the “Bomb Squad” have been sentenced to prison terms for a racketeering conspiracy that included murder, attempted murder, arson and drug trafficking. Federal prosecutors said one defendant was sentenced to life in prison, […]