News

Miley Cyrus’ VMA acceptance speech

Miley Cyrus’ VMA acceptance speech

ACCEPTING ON HER BEHALF: Jesse accepts the award for Video of the Year from Jimmy Fallon on behalf of Miley Cyrus on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, in Inglewood, Calif. Photo: Associated Press/Chris Pizzello/Invision

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Everyone was waiting for Miley Cyrus to do something surprising at the MTV Video Music Awards, but no one expected what she did last night. Cyrus won video of the year for “Wrecking Ball” and sent a young man named Jesse to accept the award. He said he was accepting on behalf of the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth “who are starving, lost and scared for their lives right now.” Jesse said he was one of them.

Recent Headlines

in Election 2014, Local

African-American Pastors Endorse Rauner

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

More than a dozen pastors of predominantly African-American congregations are endorsing the Republican candidate for governor.

in Local

Ameren Threatens $20 Monthly Fee for No Smart Meters

Ameren+Illinois+Utilities+logo

Ameren Illinois says customers who refuse to have an electricity meter installed will see an additional $20 monthly fee on their bills.

in Local

Pizza Delivery Driver Robbed on East Side

gun

A pizza delivery driver was uninjured when he was robbed by three assailants over the weekend.

in Local

Man Charged in Connection With Pipe Bomb; Armed Bank Robbery

BRADFORD MOSS

Bradford Moss is charged with Possession of Explosives or an Incendiary Device and Attempt Theft.

in Local

Illinois Is Not Gaining Ground on Poverty

poverty

Census says numbers are stagnant