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  • Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Few Americans question that smoking causes cancer. But they express bigger doubts as concepts that scientists consider to be truths ...
    NEW: April 21, 2014 - 9:22 am
  • Mayors' group pushes for Illinois pension reform

    CHICAGO (AP) — Mayors from across Illinois are set to hold a news conference, hoping to encourage state lawmakers to make changes to pension systems f ...
    NEW: April 21, 2014 - 9:20 am
  • Officials: HIV infections on rise in southern Ill.

    MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) — Public health officials say HIV cases in southern Illinois are on the rise.
    NEW: April 21, 2014 - 9:19 am
  • Biden in Ukraine to show support as tensions rise

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden on Monday launched a high-profile visit to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to Ukraine and push for urgen ...
    NEW: April 21, 2014 - 9:17 am
  • Transcript reveals confusion over South Korea ferry evacuation

    JINDO, South Korea – There are no names listed as relatives huddle around signboards to identify bodies from a sunken ferry. Just the slimmest of clue ...
    April 20, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Sense of safety on eve of Boston Marathon

    BOSTON – In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston.Families celebrated East ...
    April 20, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • U.S. Sen. Durbin says he's taking Oberweis seriously

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he’s taking his opponent in the November election more seriously than any challenger since he first was elected t ...
    April 20, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • With deadline looming, Woodstock has received one proposal for Old Courthouse

    WOODSTOCK –A review committee assembled last week will have at least one proposal to consider from a developer looking to take over the Old Courthous ...
    April 20, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Harsh winter leads to increased fish kill in small bodies of water

    Although winters with heavy snowfall and subzero temperatures might be good for snowmobiling and ice fishing, it can be deadly for life beneath the ic ...
    April 20, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Video gambling exclusion list prompts questions

    SPRINGFIELD – A proposed “exclusion list” designed to keep criminals away from the video gambling industry is prompting questions from those who want ...
    April 20, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • Elgin man gets 15-year sentence for drug sale

    ELGIN – A 30-year-old Elgin man has been handed a 15-year prison sentence for selling cocaine near a public park.
    April 20, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • Lawyer: No more appeals for ex-Dixon comptroller

    CHICAGO – A former comptroller who stole almost $54 million from a northern Illinois community has decided she won’t further attempt to have her nearl ...
    April 20, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • Study challenges benefit of corn waste as clean fuel

    WASHINGTON – Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, ch ...
    April 20, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • On the Record with … Aida Frey

    During summer, spring and Thanksgiving breaks from school, Aida Frey and her parents go on road trips, which have national parks and historic sites as ...
    April 20, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • Firm captures memories for generations of family

    DECATUR – In over 25 years of filming, Bob and Brenda Wilcott of Decatur have found one type of production has proven more meaningful than the rest.
    April 20, 2014 - 11:21 pm
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