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Firm Wins Award for State Capitol Improvements

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago architectural firm behind the expensive and much criticized doorway renovations at the Illinois state Capitol has received a coveted award for the project's "divine" design. Read more »

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Local Dealers Work to Fix Airbag Problem

WSIL -- Federal regulators have expanded a vehicle recall involving faulty airbags. The government now says there's a problem with the airbags. on nearly 8 million vehicles. Read More »

Target Offers Free Shipping on All Holiday Items

NEW YORK (AP) - Target Corp. is offering for the first time free holiday shipping on all items. Read More »

Apple Issues Security Warning for iCloud

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China. Read More »

FedEx Predicts Increase in Holiday Deliveries

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - FedEx expects another record for holiday-season deliveries. Read More »

Government Ups Air Bag Warning to 7.8M Vehicles

DETROIT (AP) - The U.S. government is telling 3 million more car owners to get their air bags repaired immediately, but its message has generated some confusion about which cars are actually affected. Read More »

'Wasabi Ginger' Favorite New Lay's Chip

NEW YORK (AP) - ''Wasabi Ginger" has won this year's Frito-Lay contest that gives people a chance to create a new flavor. Read More »

Staples Investigating Possible Data Breach

NEW YORK (AP) - Staples says that it is looking into a potential credit card data breach and that it has been in touch with law enforcement officials about the issue. Read More »

GM Ignition Switch Death Count Rises to 29

DETROIT (AP) - At least 29 people have died and 27 people have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches Read More »

Toyota Adds 247K Vehicles to Air Bag Recall

DETROIT (AP) - Toyota is recalling 247,000 vehicles in high-humidity areas as an air bag problem that has plagued most of the auto industry continues to widen. Read More »

Sam's Club Recalls Baby Wipes for Bacteria Concerns

WSIL -- Sam's Club has voluntarily recalled baby wipes that may be contaminated with a harmful bacteria. Read More »

Locals Targeted by Microsoft Scam

ENERGY -- The latest scam popping up in our area involves scammers posing as employees from Microsoft Technical Support to gain access to information on your computer. Read More »

Starbucks to Roll Out 'Pay Ahead' Option in 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks says it will start letting customers across the country place orders ahead of time on their smartphones by next year. Read More »

Chrysler Recalling Nearly 907,000 Cars, SUVs

DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler is recalling nearly 907,000 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep SUVs and cars for failing alternators and heated power mirrors that can cause minor fires. Read More »

Gas Prices Continue to Decline Nationally

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP)/WSIL - A national survey of gas prices reports that Americans are paying 12 cents on average less than they were three weeks ago. Read More »

FDA Weighs Removing Bolded Warning from Chantix

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration will ask a panel of experts later this week whether a bold-letter warning on the anti-smoking drug Chantix should be removed based on company-supported evidence that the drug does not cause suicidal behavior. Read More »

Chrysler Recalls 184,215 SUVs for Air Bag Defect

DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler is recalling 184,215 SUVs worldwide because a wiring problem could disable their air bags and seat belt pretensioners. Read More »

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