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Peoria Firefighters were called to the Chase Bank Building at Jefferson and Hamilton downtown for a smoke alarm about 1:50 p.m Monday afternoon. 

Illinois Department of Public Health data show opioids contributed to nearly 1,200 overdose deaths in the state in 2016. There were about 3 million Schedule II opioid patients in Illinois annually from 2008 through 2016.

A man was arrested during a performance of "Hamilton" in Chicago after audience members say he shouted "We won!" and other election-related comments from the balcony.  Chicago police say 56-year-old John Palmer of Chicago is charged with one misdemeanor count of criminal trespass in the incident Saturday. 

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CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois' attorney general is warning theater-goers to be wary of websites offering tickets to the mega-hit musicals "Hamilton" and "Aladdin" before they go on sale to the general public. 

Both shows are headed to Chicago over the coming year and are expected to swiftly sell out. 

 Lisa Madigan issued a warning Tuesday about sales of so-called "speculative tickets" from sellers or resellers. Madigan's office says such tickets often come with a steep markup and consumers risk ending up with bad seats or even counterfeit tickets. 

The impact of the Mississippi River dam

Jun 27, 2013

The completion of the dam that spans the Mississippi River between Keokuk and Hamilton was supposed to mean big things for the region. In the fourth and final part of the series, Damming the Mighty Mississippi, Public Radio’s Jason Parrott looks at its impact in both 1913 and 2013.

The Mississippi River dam between Keokuk and Hamilton and the nearby power plant were completed 100-years ago. In part three of the series, Damming the Mighty Mississippi, Illinois Public Radio’s Jason Parrott looks at how they work together to power the region.

How Mississippi River dam was built

Jun 25, 2013

The dream of damming the Mississippi River between Hamilton and Keokuk became a reality in 1910. The funding had been secured so work could get underway. In part two of the series, Damming the Mighty Mississippi, Illinois Public Radio’s Jason Parrott looks at how the dam was actually built.

100th anniversary of Mississippi River dam

Jun 24, 2013

The 100th anniversary of the completion of the dam that spans the Mississippi River between Keokuk and Hamilton will be celebrated this weekend. Thousands are expected to attend in the four-day event… which begins Thursday. Illinois Public Radio’s Jason Parrott will prepare us for it with his series: Damming the Mighty Mississippi. He starts off by looking at how the idea of building the dam first came together.