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1 hr ago | CBS Local
Music streaming service Spotify tracked the listening patterns of America's college students and compiled a list of the most musical universities in the country - and one Illinois school made the list. While Arizona State University was number one on Spotify's list, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign came in at number 28 .
5 hrs ago | Hammer & Rails
Sorry I forgot to do this last week, but it was also in flux because of the quarterback situation. Here is your depth chart for this week: Gelen Robinson is the solid No.
9 hrs ago | WTKR-TV Norfolk
Since mid-August, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed more than 100 cases of Enterovirus D68 in 12 states: Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, New York and Oklahoma. Enteroviruses are very common, especially in the early fall.
10 hrs ago | Daily Herald
A southwestern Illinois man accused of inserting sewing needles into packaged supermarket meats that a federal prosecutor called "booby traps" wants a federal judge to reconsider denying him his release on bond. A federal public defender has filed a motion challenging a ruling last month by U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen Williams that Ronald Ayers, 68, remain jailed pending his trial tentative scheduled to begin Nov. 3. U.S. District Judge David Herndon ordered federal prosecutors to file their objections by the close of business Tuesday, with a hearing on the matter scheduled for Wednesday.
12 hrs ago | Lucianne.com
Among the many metrics that show ObamaA s home state is struggling to break the Great Recession, a new report shows that applications for food stamps in Illinois is greater than its creation of jobs. Illinois has had the worst recovery from the recession of any state in the country, the Illinois Policy Institute reported this month: "There are nearly 300,000 fewer Illinoisans working today than in January 2008, and 170,000 fewer payroll jobs.
16 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune
The Illinois Supreme Court rejected a ballot question that would amend the state constitution to limit lawmakers to eight years of service. The majority of Illinois residents support 8-year term limits.
21 hrs ago | WAND-TV Decatur
An Illinois state representative showed little restraint when he took to the floor of the state House in 2012 and unleashed a furious rant against Democrats, complete with hollering, paper-throwing and fist-waving. A video of Mike Bost's outburst circulated widely on the Internet and briefly raised his political profile.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, in a filing late Monday in federal court, contends a court appointed monitor is not necessary to ensure compliance with political hiring bans as suggested by an anti-patronage attorney. In the filing by the attorney general's office, Quinn contends his response to allegations of political hiring in the Department of Transportation has been "prompt, appropriate and aimed at a long-term solution to preventing any such improprieties in the future."
A herd of deer in a forest preserve near Channahon. State Farm is reporting that drivers are most likely to collide with a deer in October, November and June.
The Barack Obama Foundation says four of the 13 applications submitted earlier this year made the cut. New York's Columbia University and the University of Hawaii are being invited to submit more formal proposals to host the library.
The Barack Obama Foundation, which is developing and raising money for the massive legacy project, announced Monday that it has selected four universities to compete for the library, culled from an initial list of 13 applications submitted earlier this year. The University of Hawaii, in Obama's birthplace Honolulu, made the cut, as did New York's Columbia University.
A vault that temporarily held Abraham Lincoln's body is set to be restored for an upcoming event that will mark the anniversary of his 1865 funeral in Springfield. Illinois bid documents show up to $300,000 in repairs and waterproofing is planned at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
About 90 Illinois middle school students were sent to hospitals Monday after becoming ill because of a carbon monoxide leak, school district and fire officials said. The affected students were largely middle-school aged at North Mac Intermediate School in Girard, a central Illinois city about 25 miles south of Springfield.
A TV news anchor in Illinois fighting brain cancer made a startling announcement on-air -- he has just six months to live. Dave Benton told viewers of WCIA in Champaign last week that doctors have told him his tumor is too large for surgery or radiation, according to The Associated Press.
Nearly 100 organizations are joining together to push Illinois lawmakers to pass a school funding reform proposal in the spring. Funding Illinois' Future members include community foundations, civil rights organizations, school officials, and business and education reform groups statewide.
While Democrats are at risk of losing control of the U.S. Senate this year, Illinois' Sen. Dick Durbin holds a comfortable lead over Republican rival Jim Oberweis, according to a new Chicago Tribune poll. The survey of registered voters found that 55 percent said they will support Durbin in his bid for a fourth term and 32 percent planned to vote for Oberweis.
Christopher Bielecki wasn't sure which Illinois Lottery instant ticket to buy after the store ran out of his favorite game. "I usually buy a Monopoly ticket and this was the first time I had to choose a different game to play.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 09:46 pm
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