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April 18, 2014 in National, World

Nearly 300 missing after boat sinks off S. Korea coast

Frantic rescue efforts are underway in what could be the country's biggest maritime disaster in over 20 years.


April 18, 2014 in Local

Tax Day Demonstrations Ask for Graduated Tax

"Fair tax" would be a proposed amendment to Illinois Constitution


April 18, 2014 in Election 2014, Local

Kirk Changes His Mind about Backing Oberweis

He said he wouldn't help Oberweis. Now he will.


April 18, 2014 in National

Ford Mustang turns 50 with no sign of mid-life crisis

American popular culture was gaining global reach in the early 1960s, and the Mustang went along for the ride.


April 17, 2014 in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: April 16

A look at the Hollywood headlines of years past.


April 17, 2014 in Local

Springfield Council Approves NAPA Contract

It comes to dollars and cents and Springfield Mayor Mike Houston says elected officials are charged with financial stewardship of taxpayers' dollars


April 17, 2014 in Local

Could the Cubs Move?

Could the Chicago Cubs be moving from the hallowed grounds of Wrigley Field


April 17, 2014 in National, Sports

Gratitude, defiance marks Boston bombing memorial

The city and the nation mark the first anniversary of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings.


April 17, 2014 in Local

Lawmakers Pressed for More Preschool Funding

Preschool advocates hope telling the story in dollars and cents gives Illinois lawmakers incentive to spend more money on the littlest Illinoisans


April 17, 2014 in Local

Audit of Quinn Program Ordered by Lawmakers

Illinois lawmakers have ordered a study into anti-violence and after-school spending under Gov. Pat Quinn. The House approved the request…


today in Local

As the Tax Deadline Looms Postal Service Says They Are Ready

You still have time to get your tax return mailed, but not much


today in National

Death toll in Washington state mudslides rises to 37

The death toll from a mudslide that buried a river valley neighborhood in the Cascade foothills continues to rise.


today in National

White supremacist charged with Passover Eve killings

Prosecutors are considering possible federal hate crimes charges against the suspect.


today in Weird

Turns out ‘God’ has bad credit

An NYC man claims Equifax falsely reported he had no financial history because his first name is God.


today in Lifestyle

US Airways investigating pornographic tweet sent to complaining customer

The apology has been retweeted more than 13,000 times and social media was flooded with jokes and gripes about the image.


today in Local

Pontiac Veteran Wants Iraq, Afghanistan War Memorial

A U.S. Navy veteran from Pontiac wants to put up a monument to honor Livingston County residents who served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.


today in Local

Report Says Illinois Losing Millions in Tax Revenue

A new report tries to quantify how much revenue the state misses out on each year because of tax dodging


today in Music

How you can earn $6K an hour

Hint: You have to be Beyoncé.


today in Music

George Jones’ wife plans celebration on anniversary of his death

Family, friends, and fans will gather at Jones' grave in Nashville's Woodlawn Cemetery to honor his legacy.


today in Entertainment

Hilary Duff to star in first TV series in a decade

Hilary Duff will star in a new comedy from the man behind "Sex and the City."

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Durbin’s War Chest Swelling


Senator Dick Durbin’s latest campaign report says he’s got more than $6 million in the bank for his re-election bid…

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Lt. Gov. Pushing for Wider Acceptance of LINK Card


Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is not done trying to get technology to accept Link cards into all of the state's farmers' markets

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Sherman Plans Road Improvements

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The Village of Sherman has finished studying what roads in town need work, and it's compiled a list available for public inspection.

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Renewed Push for More Casinos

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Two proposals: one for one new casino; the other for five