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5 universities partner to combat cyber security threats

Five Big Ten Academic Alliance institutions have partnered to help protect their schools against cyber security. More>>

Illinois wrestler killed in interstate hit-and-run accident

Authorities say a member of the University of Illinois wrestling team was killed in a hit-and-run accident in central Illinois. More>>

Ax throwing gains in popularity as pastime, sport

Leave it to the hipsters of Brooklyn to combine craft beer and sharp objects. More>>

Student accused of sexual assault sues over school dismissal

A former University of Illinois student accused of sexual assault has filed a lawsuit alleging the school violated his constitution rights to due process. More>>

Early voting for Illinois primary far exceeds last midterm

The number of voters casting early ballots for the Illinois primary has far exceeded the number who voted early four years ago. More>>

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.


Binge drinking rampant among Americans

Americans are on a binge drinking binge.


Volleyball player demands removal of name from gym banner

A former Olympic volleyball player is demanding her name be removed from a banner hanging in a suburban Chicago gym operated by a coach banned by volleyball's governing body. More>>

Judge sides with inmate on prosthetic leg, toilet access

A federal judge in Chicago has ruled that Cook County Jail violated the rights of an inmate with a prosthetic leg because jail staff didn't always assign him to cells that had grab bars over his toilet to give him... More>>

City of Chicago increasing security at Millennium Park

The city of Chicago is increasing security at the lakefront Millennium Park this summer. More>>

Consultant who billed clients for vacations sent to prison

A former partner in a Chicago-based consulting firm who pleaded guilty to wire fraud has been sentenced to prison. More>>

States: US government to rewrite 2 endangered species rules

States that challenged endangered species regulations say the Trump administration has agreed to rewrite rules about how to designate areas considered critical to a species' recovery. More>>

'Godfather of Grass' sentenced to 57 months in prison

The "Godfather of Grass," who fled to Canada after being indicted on federal drug charges and spent eight years on the run, has been sentenced to almost five years in federal prison. More>>

Former President Obama picks Michigan State, UConn in NCAAs

Former President Barack Obama has picked his NCAA Tournament brackets, and he has Michigan State winning the men's title and - no surprises - UConn winning the women's championship. More>>

Schwarber gets $604,500 salary in deal with Cubs

Kyle Schwarber has a $604,500 salary in the major leagues as part of the one-year contract the Chicago Cubs announced last weekend. More>>

Body of wife of Nobel-winning professor found at landfill

Authorities in northern Illinois are investigating the death of the wife of a Nobel Prize winning chemistry professor whose body was found at a landfill hours after the couple were reported missing in Indiana. More>>

Report: Illinois job growth peaked last summer

A revised report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows Illinois job growth hit a high point last summer and surpassed its prior business cycle peak from September 2000. More>>

Cape Girardeau child dies after being attacked by dog

Cape Girardeau police say a young child died after being mauled by a dog. More>>

Rauner signs new Medicaid funding plan for hospitals

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a Medicaid funding plan that changes the way hospitals are reimbursed for treating low-income patients. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: A look at Dem governor candidates' claims

The 2018 campaign for Illinois governor could be one of the most expensive races in the nation with several wealthy candidates spending freely to win votes. More>>

Bus transporting Illinois college team crashes in Minnesota

Authorities say several people were hurt when a charter bus transporting a college basketball team from Illinois crashed on an interstate in Minnesota. More>>

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Horse therapy could rein in stroke's damage years later

It may not be for everyone, but a new study suggests that the smooth stride of a gentle horse may help stroke survivors regain lost mobility and balance years after their brain attack.


SEMO prepares for the solar eclipse


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.  


Arch tram rides to close for renovation in January


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


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


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


Illinois leaders will meet in December


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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