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Gleason meets city officials, community members, during meet & greet


Decatur’s new City Manager enjoyed a warm welcome during a city-hosted meet & greet on Wednesday night at the Decatur Civic Center...

DPS-61 to cut ribbon on MacArthur Thursday


Three years after beginning an extensive reclamation project of their two public high schools, DPS-61 is ready to open MacArthur High School on Thursday...

College students tour Western & Central Illinois farms


America’s future leaders have just gotten an education in farming in Western Illinois...

Kraft, Heinz, to merge


H.J. Heinz Co. is buying Kraft Foods Group Inc., creating what the companies say will be the third-largest food and beverage company in North America...

Bills hailed as 'stopgap' measures to fill out the rest of the fiscal year pass


The stopgap plan to drag Illinois across the finish line of the current fiscal year quickly passed the House...

New State Rep. Butler supports LaHood in race to replace Schock


Tim Butler, a Republican state representative from Springfield, has a unique view of the 18th Congressional District and thinks a current State Senator is the right man to replace Aaron Schock...

Rauner brings 'turnaround agenda' to Decatur on Monday


Governor Bruce Rauner is continuing to spread his ‘turnaround agenda’ across the state; making a Monday stop in Decatur to speak at an event hosted by the Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce...

Mayoral candidate Livingston bullish on unemployment rate


Decatur’s unemployment rate saw a drop of over 3% since January, 2014, but one Mayoral candidate says that number is deceiving...

AG Madigan: All or nothing on 'right to work'


The governor’s idea of allowing local jurisdictions to be right-to-work and to opt out of the Prevailing Wage Act are not legal, according to the attorney general...

Closings, Early Dismissals and Cancellations


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Co-pilot deliberately slams plane in Alps; families ask why
PARIS (AP) -- Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and wordlessly smashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an Alpine mountainside....
Mentally stable at 38,000 feet: Can you trust your pilot?
NEW YORK (AP) -- Airline pilots are supposed to be the ones we trust....
Turmoil in Yemen escalates as Saudi Arabia bombs rebels
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- The turmoil in Yemen grew into a regional conflict Thursday, with Saudi Arabia and its allies bombing Shiite rebels allied with Iran, while Egyptian officials said a ground assault will follow the airstrikes....
AP Exclusive: Iran may run centrifuges at fortified site
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- The United States is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bunker in exchange for limits on centrifuge work and research and development at other sites, officials have told The Associated Press....
US, Iran nuke talks enter critical round ahead of deadline
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Nuclear negotiations between the United States and Iran entered a critical phase on Thursday with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meeting his Iranian counterpart less than a week away from a deadline to secure the outline of a deal....
 
 

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