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Benton Evening News - Benton, IL
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Ewing Northern Grade School in coordination with the Benton Lions Club gathered 236 pairs of used prescription eyeglasses to donate to people in Central American countries without eye care.The glasses are first sent to the Illinois Lions Foundation in Sycamore, Ill., where they are sanitized and repaired. The prescriptions are then determined, and the glasses are sent off to needy people.

Posted at 9:00 AM

Valier residents interested in fixing up their home but who can't afford it should turn in an application for a rehabilitation grant as soon as possible or before March 15.

Posted at 9:00 AM

Democratic lawmakers are proposing to double an income tax break supporters say has helped low-paid workers.

Posted at 9:00 AM

Franklin County residents can have hope that March will go out like a lamb after a second bout of snow and ice blanketed the region Wednesday.

Posted at 9:00 AM

Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour on Sunday, March 8. 

Posted at 9:00 AM

HERRIN — The entertainment lineup for the Herrin Festa Italiana has been announced by festival officials.

Posted at 9:00 AM

Illinois labor unions are asking a judge to invalidate Gov. Bruce Rauner's executive order ending a requirement that state workers pay union dues even if they don't want to join a union.

Updated at 8:47 AM

Harrison Ford is recovering in a hospital after crash-landing his World War II vintage plane on a golf course in Venice, Cal., according to his son Ben Ford.

Updated at 8:38 AM

U.S. employers extended a healthy streak of hiring in February by adding 295,000 jobs, the 12th straight monthly gain above 200,000. It was the latest sign that the U.S. economy is further strengthening and outpacing other major economies around the...

Updated at 8:33 AM

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this morning that jobs were up by 295,000 in February, the 12th consecutive month the economy has added more than 200,000 jobs. The unemployment rate also fell to 5.5 percent, the lowest it has been since May...

Updated at 8:26 AM

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case filed by Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams challenging Gov. Tom Wolf’s so-called “moratorium” on executions.

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