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Firefighters Hurt in Ice Bucket Challenge

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The president of a college in central Kentucky says two firefighters were injured while using their fire truck ladder to help the school's marching band take part in an ice bucket challenge.

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High Price Ham Sold For $2-Million

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A nearly 16-pound ham sold for $2 million on Thursday at the Kentucky State Fair. Read More »

Illinois Twinkie Bakery to Close

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – Just 13 months after Twinkies made their celebrated comeback to store shelves, one of the four bakeries that make the cream-filled treats is closing. Read More »

Illinois Schools See Modest Gains on ACT Scores

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois State Board of Education says Illinois' high school graduating class of 2014 earned a composite score of 20.7 on the ACT. Read More »

Last 4 Hostages Freed in Armed Standoff

HARVEY, Ill. (AP) - Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says the last four hostages have been released unharmed to end a standoff with two armed men in a southern Chicago suburb. Read More »

Peanut and Almond Butter Recall

NEW YORK (AP) -- Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocers are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination. Read More »

Law Aims to Prevent Student Athlete Concussions

CHICAGO (AP) - High school coaches and athletic directors now must take a concussion training course under a law signed by Gov. Pat Quinn. Read More »

1,000 Pound Gator Caught After 5-Hour Battle

CAMDEN, Ala. — It took five hours for an Alabama family to haul in a 1,000-pound alligator. The catch is a state record in Alabama. Read More »

Warden Named for Thomson Prison

THOMSON, Ill. (AP) - A man with nearly 25 years of experience in the federal prison system has been named warden of the Thomson Correctional Center. Read More »

Safety Regulators Open Investigation Into Fire Truck Recall

DETROIT (AP) - U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether a recall of 156 fire trucks last year was enough to fix a problem with aerial ladders that can unexpectedly fall. Read More »

State Hearing to Focus on Cutting Greenhouse Gases

CHICAGO (AP) - The Illinois Commerce Commission is holding hearings on how to reduce the state's global warming pollution. Read More »

Missouri Governor Sends Guard, Lifts Curfew

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson, Missouri, to meet with federal law enforcement authorities investigating the police shooting of an unarmed teenager. Read More »

Illinois Attorney General Warns About IT Phone Scam

CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois residents are being warned to watch out for telephone scammers who pose as representatives from Microsoft or other technology companies. Read More »

Audit: Illinois Overdrew Federal Medicaid Dollars

CHICAGO (AP) - Federal auditors have found that Illinois used faulty methods for withdrawing federal Medicaid money, resulting in overdraws the state later had trouble repaying. Read More »

Blagojevich, State Corruption Feature in Ruling

CHICAGO (AP) - A federal appeals court has taken on the issue of pay-to-play corruption in Illinois under disgraced ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Read More »

Illinois Fair Attendance down 9 Percent

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Attendance at this year's Illinois State Fair is down about 9 percent from last year during a week of frequent rain. Read More »

Cape Girardeau Leaders Target Underage Drinking

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (AP) - The City Council in Cape Girardeau is taking a fresh look at ways to cut down on underage drinking. Read More »

Police Chase 15-year-old Driver in Stolen Car

GRAVES COUNTY, KY-- Four juveniles and one man have been arrested after a police chase led to a crash. Read More »

Corvette Museum to Build Bridge Over Sinkhole

BOWLING GREEN, KY -- The National Corvette Museum is making plans to fill in parts of a giant sinkhole. Read More »

Attorney General Orders Autopsy on Michael Brown

WSIL (AP) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has asked for the Justice Department to arrange an autopsy on the body of Michael Brown by a federal medical examiner. Read More »

'Fort Knox' Security for Illinois Marijuana Trade

CHICAGO (AP) - Medical marijuana in Illinois will be encased in vaults, monitored by security guards and protected by fingerprint-recognition biometrics. Read More »

New Charge Filed Against Mom Who Faked Cancer

TROY -- A Metro East mother accused of faking her and her son's cancer diagnoses to get donations is facing more charges. Read More »

Ford Recalls 83,250 Cars and SUVs

DETROIT (AP) - Ford is recalling 83,250 vehicles because a faulty part could cause them to lose power or roll away if they're parked. Read More »

Deere to Lay Off 600 Employees at Midwest Sites

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) - Agricultural equipment maker Deere is announcing it will indefinitely lay off more than 600 employees at four of its factories in the Midwest as demand slumps. Read More »

U of I Researchers Seek Dogs for Arthritis Study

URBANA, Ill. (AP) - Researchers at the University of Illinois are looking for dozens of arthritic dogs for a study examining whether a dietary supplement already used to treat humans can also help their canine cousins. Read More »

Police Reveal Name of Missouri Cop Who Shot Teen

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Police in Ferguson have revealed the name of the six-year veteran accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager in the St. Louis suburb. Read More »

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