News

16 photos of Dolly Parton on her 68th birthday

16 photos of Dolly Parton on her 68th birthday

WORKIN' '9 TO 5:' Dolly Parton in a scene from the film "9 to 5." Photo: Associated Press

Born Jan. 19, 1946 in Tennessee, Dolly Parton has been in show business for five decades. With 25 No. 1 hits, movies, theme parks and her own charitable foundation under her belt, we can only wonder what she’ll do next. Happy Birthday Dolly! AP00121213588

AP930301077

AP03070303763

AP05081108079

AP7708191130

AP7907031269

AP7907301142

AP8211101160

AP9409261444

AP070607068247

AP72192809039

AP75010112852

AP77010112547

AP81010112505

AP84010113244

AP111218069057

Recent Headlines

in Local

Court Date Set to Determine State Retiree Healthcare Refunds

state_capitol_3

The state will refund money to about 75,000 state retirees who've been paying a portion of their pensions for health insurance.

in Local

Durbin: President Did Right Thing on Immigration

immigration

Durbin tells Illinois colleagues to take action, not complain

in Local

New Life For An Old River

sangamon river

Thousands drive over the Sangamon River every day but, very few give it any thought

in Local

Sangamon Co. Judge Declares Pension Overhaul Unconstitutional; State Will Appeal

FILE - in this Dec. 5, 2013 file photo, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn hands off a pen during the signing of the pension overhaul legislation bill in Chicago. A Sangamon County judge's ruling Friday Nov. 21, 2014 on the constitutionality of the landmark Illinois pension overhaul could determine whether the matter is ultimately decided by the state Supreme Court. Looking on from left are: state Rep. Mike Zalewski, D-Riverside; Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington; Senate GOP leader Sen. Christine Radogno; Rep. Darlene Senger, R-Naperville; Rep. Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs and House Speaker Michael Madigan. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Illinois has the worst-funded state pension systems in the U.S., with a roughly $100 billion shortfall.

in Local

Illinois Killer’s Extradition Pending with Missouri Governor

jail

A Missouri prosecutor says convicted Illinois killer Nicholas Sheley's extradition paperwork remains with Gov. Jay Nixon.