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5 hrs ago | WAND-TV Decatur

Newborn baby found alive inside Illinois trash bin

Police say a newborn baby found alive inside a trash bin in the central Illinois community of Jacksonville is in good condition.


8 hrs ago | WAND-TV Decatur

Infection affecting west-central Illinois soybeans

University of Illinois Extension educator Mike Roegge says some fields started showing signs two weeks ago and affected areas rapidly expanded.


12 hrs ago | WAND-TV Decatur

Illinois governors differed in mansion habits

Most of Illinois' governors have lived in the Executive Mansion in Springfield at least part time.


Related Topix: Matteson, IL, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Rod Blagojevich, Cuba, IL

15 hrs ago |

Safe Passage program expanded by Illinois

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Governor Pat Quinn and Chicago Public Schools boss Barbara Byrd-Bennett at an Aug. 29th news conference to announce the "CPS Safe Passage" program will expand through $10 million in support from Quinn's office and the state of Illinois.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Family, Kids

22 hrs ago |

OK, so we have germs. But they're our unique germs

Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it's covered in bacteria from your own body.


Related Topix: University of Chicago

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Daily Chronicle

Beyond governor race, big stakes in Illinois vote

CHICAGO – Anyone in Illinois who's turned on a TV in recent weeks knows the race for governor is shaping up as a no-holds-barred, no-expenses-spared slugfest.


Related Topix: Illinois Government, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Barack Obama, Democrat

Daily Herald

Flooding shelves tours of historic Springfield home

A thunderstorm left water standing in the basement of the Dana-Thomas House State Historic Site in Springfield, causing the cancellation of tours.


Two Women Arrested for Meth Lab in Church Kitchen

Two Women Arrested for Meth Lab in Church Kitchen: Two Illinois women have been arrested for allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine inside the kitchen of a rural church.


Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Harley Davidson, Automakers


Engine trouble force cancellation of Amtrak train

Passengers were forced to leave an Amtrak train traveling from Carbondale to Chicago when engine trouble forced the cancellation of service.



Illinois dad delivers daughter on highway

A dad in Illinois delivered his new daughter on a highway before he and his wife could reach the hospital.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois Government

Monterey County Herald

Westerners linked to extremist groups in Syria

As many as 12,000 foreigners have gone to Syria to fight the government of Bashar Assad.


Related Topix: Terrorism

Washington Times

GOP sees gains in Illinois voters tuning out

The candidates for Illinois congressional seats heard all about it during visits with voters in August: Disgust with Washington.


Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Cheri Bustos, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Brad Schneider, Democrat, Representative Rodney Davis, Republican, Barack Obama, US Senate, Illinois Government

Fri Aug 29, 2014

OSI Says Six Employees Arrested In Reported Shanghai Meat Safety Scandal

I'm a senior editor and the Shanghai bureau chief of Forbes magazine. Now in my 13th year at Forbes, I compile the Forbes China Rich List, Hong Kong Rich List and Taiwan Rich List.


Related Topix: World News, Taiwan, University of Vermont, University of Wisconsin Madison, Public Relations, Business News

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Did Armed GOP Thugs Try to Keep Libertarian Party off Illinois Ballot?

File this under incredibly creepy. The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting the private detectives hired by the Illinois Republican Party have been intimidating people gathering signatures to get the Libertarian Party on the state ballot for November.


Related Topix: Libertarian Party, US News, Oak Park, IL, Criminal Defense Law, Law


Illinois woman guilty of murder in robbery plot with friends

An Illinois woman who helped lure two men to a drinking session to rob them for money for cigarettes, gasoline and cocaine, was found guilty on Friday of six counts of first degree murder after her friends allegedly strangled the two men.


Related Topix: Violent Crime

The Logan County Herald

Heartland receives gold status in Illinois Healthy Worksite designation

HCC has been designated as a healthy worksite and was one of six organizations in the state to receive a gold status.


My FOX Chicago

Illinois Tollway lowers cost of I-PASS temporarily

Tollway officials announced Thursday a new I-PASS account will temporarily cost $30.


Chicago Tribune

Quinn, Rauner trade barbs on IDOT, taxes

Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner took Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn to task Thursday for failing to dump all of the politically connected people hired as "staff assistants" at the Illinois Department of Transportation, saying the state needs a change from years of cronyism.


Related Topix: Pat Quinn, Illinois Government

Park Record

Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate their campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history.


Related Topix: SUNY Buffalo, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, University of Missouri, Tufts University, Mercer University

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Judge upholds whistleblower verdict against Chicago State University

Chicago State University's former senior legal counsel, James Crowley, was the plaintiff in a lawsuit against CSU, and was awarded a $2.5 million judgment against the university.


Related Topix: Chicago State University


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