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Newcomers bring decaying Kentucky distillery back to life

The landmark Old Taylor distillery in Kentucky is coming back to life after decades of neglect. More>>

$7 million VFW queen of hearts raffle has a winner

The more than $7 million Queen of Hearts raffle at the McHenry Veterans of Foreign Wars has been won. More>>

Salute to Veterans airshow moves to Jefferson City in 2019

The Salute to Veterans airshow will move from Columbia to Jefferson City for 2019. More>>

Judge to decide if police officer's trial stays in Chicago

A judge is expected to decide if the murder trial of a white Chicago police officer charged in the shooting death of a black teenager should be moved out of the city. More>>

Surging cat population at Chicago shelter poses crisis

Chicago's Animal Care and Control shelter is in dire need of people willing to foster or adopt cats because more felines are coming in than the shelter can handle. More>>

27 years after murdering woman, man guilty of another death

A Chicago man who served time in prison for the murder of a girlfriend has been convicted in the death of another woman, an ex-girlfriend. More>>

Some McDonald's workers vote to strike over sex harassment

McDonald's workers are going on strike next week. More>>

Jury selection in officer's trial to resume after day off

Jury selection is expected to resume in the murder trial of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke after the effort was called off for a day due to a scheduling conflict for the judge. More>>

Governor orders flags at half-staff for fallen deputy

Gov. Mike Parson has ordered the flags to be flown at half-staff at all Missouri government buildings Thursday to honor a southwest Missouri sheriff's deputy who drowned during flooding. More>>

Lawyers to question would-be jurors in Laquan McDonald case

Attorneys are expected to start questioning possible jurors in the trial of a Chicago police officer charged with first-degree murder in the 2014 shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald. More>>

Despite Trump tweet, Ford says it won't make hatchback in US

Ford says it won't be moving production of a hatchback vehicle to the United States from China - despite President Donald Trump's claim that his taxes on Chinese imports mean the Focus Active can be built in America. More>>

Man pleads guilty in death during kidnap of lottery winner

A central Illinois man has pleaded guilty to murder charges in the death of a man during a kidnapping that authorities say stemmed from trying to steal money from recent lottery winnings. More>>

Exercise for high blood pressure? Most not keen on idea

When it comes to lowering high blood pressure, exercising is pretty much the last thing people want to do, a new survey shows.

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Can you be obese but heart-healthy? Study says no

A new British study of nearly 300,000 people dismantles the "obesity paradox," a theory that claims being obese does not necessarily raise heart risks.

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Binge drinking rampant among Americans

Americans are on a binge drinking binge.

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Don't count on healthy foods to blunt salt's harm

An otherwise healthy diet isn't going to offset damage to your heart from too much salt, a new study suggests.

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Weak vaccine making flu season even tougher, CDC says

This flu season continues to be one of the nastiest in years. And it isn't helping that the flu vaccine may be less than 20 percent effective against the season's dominant strain, according to a new Canadian report.

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Stamping 'smoking kills' on cigarettes may keep teens from the habit

A grim reminder -- "Smoking Kills" -- emblazoned right on a cigarette may help young people avoid the deadly habit.

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St. Louis Zoo elephant Ellie treated for tuberculosis

Ellie and sister Maliha on April 29, 2013 with a calf. Photo by Sarah Riffle/Saint Louis Zoo Ellie and sister Maliha on April 29, 2013 with a calf. Photo by Sarah Riffle/Saint Louis Zoo

ST. LOUIS (AP) - One of the most popular residents of the St. Louis Zoo is being treated for tuberculosis, but zoo officials say the prognosis is good.

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Illinois sells $4.5 billion in bonds with low interest rate

The state of Illinois has sold $4.5 billion in general obligation bonds to pay down a portion of Illinois' roughly $15 billion backlog of unpaid bills.

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What you may not know about ovarian cancer

In a report that will likely surprise many women, researchers say most cases of ovarian cancer originate in the fallopian tubes, not the ovaries.

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Scientists spot marker for CTE in living football players

A potential marker, or warning sign, for a devastating brain disease caused by repeated concussions has been identified in living people for the first time by researchers.

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SEMO prepares for the solar eclipse

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO -- The Total Solar Eclipse is just less than three months away. Southern Illinois is preparing for the event, but so is southeast Missouri.  

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Arch tram rides to close for renovation in January

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - If you want to take the tram ride to the top of the Gateway Arch, get there within the next month.

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Robert Loggia, movie and TV tough guy, dies at 85

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(AP) -- Robert Loggia, who played drug lords and mobsters and danced with Tom Hanks in "Big," has died, his wife Aubrey Loggia says.

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Illinois leaders will meet in December

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WSIL--Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner  has rescheduled the meeting with the four legislative leaders to discuss the ongoing budget impasse. The meeting was scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 18, but will now take place on Dec. 1. Rauner spokeswoman Catherine Kelly said the meeting has been rescheduled for Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan. "Out of respect for the Speaker's family obligations and to help facilitate the attendance of all four legislative ... More>>

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