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Making a ‘smart’ swing set

One company is trying to combine high-tech equipment with old-school playground gear.

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More want local beef, but fewer want tough job of cutting it

Operators of small meat plants say even their children don't want to take on the hard, messy work.

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The elephants are out of the circus

The Ringling Bros. Circus says it will eliminate elephant acts by 2018 amid public concerns.

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McDonald’s to use chicken without certain antibiotics

The announcement comes as the fast-food giant struggles to shake its junk food image.

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Google wants you to zip line through the Amazon

Wanna go on a zip line without all the harnesses and fear? Just hook your browser through to Google.

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Bill Gates is still the world’s richest man

The co-founder tops the list with a whopping $79 billion in net worth.

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NY couple married 82 years celebrates joint birthday

Duranord Veillard turned 108 on Saturday and his wife, Jeanne will be 105 in May.

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Republicans Expect to Hang On to 18th Seat in Illinois

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Only candidate to announce a run for Aaron Schock's seat so far is Darin LaHood.

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Rauner Stands By Right-To-Work Idea for Illinois

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Governor Rauner stands by right-to-work zones in Illinois in spite of opinion issued by Lisa Madigan's office.

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Catholic Bishops Call for Bell Ringing to Mark End of Civil War

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Archdiocese of Chicago officials say the plan arose out of the denomination's annual meeting.

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Eastern Ill. Lincoln Site to Commemorate 150th Death Anniversary

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The presentations are scheduled for the weekend of April 10 to 12.

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Illinois Observes Earth Hour This Evening

Earth Hour

Lights out from 8:30 to 9:30 this evening.