The IHSA is the target of a new lawsuit


The Illinois High School Association is being sued for refusing to release details about its finances...

Rauner uses fake headlines against Quinn in TV ad


Gov. Pat Quinn is jumping on his opponent, Bruce Rauner, for making up news headlines in his latest campaign ad.   The TV spot run by the Rauner campaign cites at least two headlines that did not appear in the original story...

Stockwell to receive Penny Severns Integrity Award


Retiring Macon County Auditor Amy C. Stockwell has been selected for the 2014 Penny Severns Integrity Award...

U of I trustees approve budget increase for State Farm Center renovations


University of Illinois trustees have boosted the size of the budget for the State Farm Center renovation and given basketball coach John Groce (GROHS) a raise and contract extension...

Ursula Beck Tennis Classic returns to Fairview this weekend


Professional tennis is making its return to Decatur this weekend with the 16th annual Ursula Beck Pro Tennis Classic...

Phillips steps down as head boy's basketball coach at MacArthur


MacArthur High School's boy's varsity basketball coach Felipe Phillips announced his resignation on Wednesday after 6 years of leading the team...

Clean Water Initiative expands its funding for green infrastructure


A newly signed law is aimed at fighting the effects of flooding around Illinois.   Local governments will now be able to receive funding from the state for projects that prevent flooding and remove pollutants from storm water.   Director of the

Red Cross seeking help as blood donations continue summer decline


The Red Cross needs blood; the Red Cross says nationwide their blood donations have been down 11 weeks in a row...

Governor's investigation into the Clinton Landfill draws ire of local lawmaker


Governor Pat Quinn is directing the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) to investigate how the Dewitt County Board obtained the permit that could possibly allow toxic chemicals to be dumped in it....

FutureGen project may become partially publicly funded


A court says state regulators can force Illinois electricity customers to help pay for the $1.6-billion FutureGen project...

Jobless rates fall statewide in June


The state Department of Employment Security says unemployment rates dropped in June in all 12 Illinois metro areas...

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5 killed in West Bank, amid new Gaza truce efforts
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state made a new attempt Friday to nail down a temporary truce between Israel and Hamas, as Israel's 18-day military operation in the Gaza Strip fueled new unrest in the West Bank, where five Palestinians were killed during protests....
Australia, Netherlands ready to secure crash site
KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) -- A small group of Dutch and Australian investigators walked the sprawling, unsecured site where Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 went down as their governments prepared police detachments they hope can help protect the crash area and help bring the last of the victims home....
Black box found at Air Algerie wreckage site
PARIS (AP) -- French soldiers recovered a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, officials said. Terrorism hasn't been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely reason for the catastrophe that killed all 118 people onboard is bad weather....
Taiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dad
XIXI, Taiwan (AP) -- The 10 survivors of Taiwan's worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby home....
Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash
MOSCOW (AP) -- Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the crash of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and lasting economic damage....
 
 

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