Decatur man sentenced to 11 years in prison for burning 1 year-old boy

A central Illinois man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for spraying oven cleaner on a 1-year-old boy and severely burning him...

Caterpillar sees slight uptick in 3rd quarter earnings over 2013

Caterpillar's belt-tightening paid off in the third quarter as the manufacturer easily beat Wall Street expectations and raised its outlook for the year...

Illinois creates ebola taskforce

The state of Illinois has formed a task force to advise on responding to the Ebola virus...

Neighborhood Walk group to walk Holiday Hills Neighborhood for final walk

Neighborhood organizers and city officials are preparing for their final neighborhood walk of the season tonight...

Hiring Monitor Appointed in Governor Quinn's Lawsuit

  CHICAGO - A federal judge has agreed to appoint a monitor to oversee hiring decisions at the Illinois Department of Transportation. U.S. Magistrate Judge Sidney Schenkier's ruling comes just two weeks before the gubernatorial election and

Coalition Pushing for Higher Minimum Wage

SPRINGFIELD -- It’s only advisory, but a referendum to raise the minimum wage in Illinois from $8.25 to $10 per hour could pack a punch, its supporters hope.   Lawmakers, who could have passed an increase on their own, instead allowed the non-b

Durbin and Oberweis to Hold First Debate

The candidates for U.S. Senate will face off in their first broadcast debate tonight (Wednesday).   U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) has been trying to paint State Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) as a Tea Party Republican, claiming Obe

Governor Quinn's Hiring Lawsuit Continues

CHICAGO — Attorneys are returning to court in a federal lawsuit over hiring in Gov. Pat Quinn's Department of Transportation. Anti-patronage attorney Michael Shakman has asked for a court-appointed monitor of hiring as part of a lawsuit filed in

Social Security benefits to increase nearly 2%

Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year, the government announced Wednesday...

New report shows disparity in campaign donations

Small-time political campaign donors are getting squashed by the big donors, according to a new study...

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Mom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son....
AP Exclusive: A week on the road in North Korea
LAKE CHON, North Korea (AP) -- The Kaema Plateau, the "Roof of Korea," is a stunning, forest-covered highland nestled in such treacherous mountains that it was never taken by the Allies during the Korean War. It's now a truck stop....
10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos
Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see....
White House fence jumper charged with assault
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday....
For teen with passport, Syria trip can be seamless
PARIS (AP) -- The teenage sisters told their father they were staying home sick from their suburban Denver school. Instead, they took $2,000 and their passports and headed off for Syria with a 16-year-old friend. They made it as far as Germany before border guards detained them for questioning....

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