Illinois ranks among top states for childcare emergency plans


Illinois is the nation’s most improved state when it comes to establishing emergency plans for children...

All-Kids healthcare program draws criticism following Auditor General report


A new report by the Illinois Auditor General  shows that a majority of the members of the Expanded All-Kids healthcare program are undocumented immigrants...

ADM announces sale of chocolate business


Archer Daniels Midland Company today announced an agreement to sell its global chocolate business to Cargill for $440 million...

Union County museum honors WW II Medal of Honor winner


A Medal of Honor winner-turned-state legislator from Southern Illinois is the subject of a new museum exhibit...

City turns their attention towards Union Street Sewer renovations


The Decatur City Council will look to move a massive sewer renovation into its second phase during their meeting tonight...

Illinois appears on NOAA's billion dollar climate event list


Illinois has made two appearances on an annual list of billion dollar weather related disasters...

Wealth gap contributes to poor eating habits, study shows


A new study says Americans' eating habits have improved — except among the poor...

Central Illinois man found dead is suspected of being hit by a vehcile


Authorities say a 26-year-old found dead in rural central Illinois apparently was struck by a motor vehicle while he walked home after visiting family...

Groups on either side of fracking find room to complain in new regulations


There’s something for everybody not to like in the rollout of the latest proposed rules for implementing hydraulic fracturing in Illinois...

Term limited; Quinn says win or lose, this will be his last run for governor


While he did not join his opponent’s campaign for term limits, Gov. Pat Quinn says he is term-limiting himself...

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Video purports to show beheading of US journalist
BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, "our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people."...
Ukrainian troops routed as Russia talks tough
NOVOKATERYNIVKA, Ukraine (AP) -- The ferocity of the attack on the fleeing Ukrainian troops was clear, days after the ambush by Russian-backed separatist forces....
10 Things to Know for Wednesday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:...
Obama to Europe: NATO to oppose Russian aggression
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Confronted by a Kremlin-backed military offensive in Ukraine, President Barack Obama and Western allies will approve plans this week to position at least 4,000 troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe, bolstering NATO's security commitments to nervous member states near the Russian border....
US strike targets leader of Somali extremist group
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- U.S. airstrikes in Somalia may have killed the leader of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, with a militant commander saying Tuesday that he was in a car that was struck and that six people died....
 
 

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