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Police gave Jonathan Wolworth a certificate of membership in the Saved by the Safety Belt Club , formally recognizing his decision to wear a properly adjusted seat belt prior to being involved in a traffic crash earlier this year, Cmndr.
Should the federal government stop offering subsidized student loans?
Should PBS receive government funding?
48 min ago | Science Daily
But a team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Central Florida in Orlando may be one step closer to tapping into the full potential of solar cells.
5 hrs ago | Lincoln Daily News
"Illinois pension systems are just too rich to be afforded," Democratic House Speaker Mike Madigan said Tuesday as lawmakers began on a path to pension reform.
9 hrs ago | Reuters
Eight Northeastern and mid-Atlantic governors on Monday petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to require "upwind" states in the Midwest and South to curb ozone-forming pollution from their power plants, which they say travels downwind and poses health risks to their citizens.
13 hrs ago | The Modesto Bee
Donald Keating, shovels snow and grabs a pile to make a igloo in his front yard as the first snow of the season rolls into Hockessin, Del.
13 hrs ago | Examiner.com
Illinois health care exchanges to cost more than previously asserted by Gov. Pat Quinn, according to a Crain's Business report.
Xadrian R. McCraven has a criminal history that includes "at least" 24 arrests on charges including arson, illegal gun possession, attempted robbery, drug possession and aggravated assault, according to federal court records.
Friday's clear skies made it easier to check out the blanket of snow and ice this week's winter storm leaves behind.
Menard County's state's attorney, Ken Baumgarten, has died of natural causes. Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards tells The Associated Press that Baumgarten was pronounced dead Friday at Memorial Medical Center's emergency room in Springfield just before midnight.
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While Illinois Republicans have made solving the state's pension crisis their issue for years, far fewer GOP lawmakers than expected supported the watershed package of reforms passed by the Legislature Tuesday.
Federal health officials, after encouraging alternate sign-up methods amid the fumbled rollout of their online insurance website , began quietly urging counselors around the country this week to stop using paper applications to enroll people in health insurance because of concerns those applications would not be processed in time.
Illinois state Sen. Ira Silverstein filed legislation Tuesday to bar motorists from using the Google Glass devices, which allow wearers to search the Internet, make phone calls and check email.
A large swath of the U.S. is experiencing frigid temperatures, sleet, snow and ice.
RUSH: Now, ladies and gentlemen, you can't escape the media and what's going on here, and it's all very predictable.