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Number of Lambert Passengers Declines

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Passenger numbers are down slightly at Lambert Airport in St. Louis. Read more »

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Insurers Owe More Than $8M in Refunds in Illinois

CHICAGO (AP) - The federal government says more than 108,000 Illinois health insurance customers will benefit from more than $8 million in refunds because of a provision of the nation's health care law. Read More »

Emerald Ash Borer Found in Central Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois Department of Agriculture says the destructive emerald ash borer has been found in two central Illinois counties. Read More »

Ruling: Records in Bloomington Case Are Public

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) - Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office says the Illinois State Police must hand over records requested by the Pantagraph newspaper in Bloomington in the investigation of a former police office. Read More »

Memorial Honoring Injured Veterans Under Way in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new memorial is rising near the National Mall that will be the first in Washington dedicated to veterans who come home with life-changing injuries. Read More »

Illinois Patients to Docs: 'What About Marijuana?'

CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois doctors, nursing homes, hospitals and hospice organizations are ramping up for their role as gatekeepers in the state's new medical marijuana program. Read More »

Missouri Man Arrested for Child Sex Abuse

ORAN, MO -- A man in southeast Missouri is accused of sex crimes against a child. Read More »

Goodwill, Feds Investigate Possible Data Breach

NEW YORK (AP) — Nonprofit organization Goodwill Industries Inc. is working with federal officials to investigate a possible security breach. Read More »

Court OKS FutureGen Financing Plan

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A court says state regulators can force Illinois electricity customers to help pay for the $1.6-billion FutureGen project. Read More »

Chrysler Recalls Jeep SUVs for Ignition Switches

DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler is recalling up to 792,300 older Jeep SUVs worldwide because the ignition switches could cause engine stalling. Read More »

California Firm Issues Nationwide Fruit Recall

CUTLER, Calif. (AP) -- A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination. Read More »

Report: More Illinois Children Living in Poverty

CHICAGO (AP) - A new report says the number of Illinois children living in areas of high poverty has increased by about a third since 2000. Read More »

llinois Postpones River Bridge Closure Until 2015

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois Department of Transportation has delayed until next summer its planned closure of the Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge linking St. Louis to Illinois' East St. Louis. Read More »

170-Foot Ketchup Bottle for Sale in Illinois

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Would you relish having a towering ketchup bottle? That emblem of roadside Americana could be yours if you fork over enough money. Read More »

Parade Planned During VFW Convention in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Anheuser-Busch is planning a big welcome for the National VFW Convention in St. Louis this week. Read More »

Verizon Launches Rewards Program With Tracking

NEW YORK (AP) - Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their movements tracked so the company can help target ads that match their interests. Read More »

NASA Renames Building for Astronaut Neil Armstrong

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA has honored one of its most famous astronauts by renaming a key building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Read More »

Kia Recalls Nearly 52,000 Souls to Fix Steering

DETROIT (AP) - Kia is recalling nearly 52,000 Soul small SUVs to fix a problem that can cause steering failure. Read More »

Pilot Hospitalized After Gyrocopter Crash

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - The pilot of gyrocopter is hospitalized after the experimental aircraft crashed into a field near Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Read More »

Earthquake Risk Increased for One-Third of US

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about one-third of the United States and lowers it for one-tenth of the nation. Read More »

Track Work Causes Delays from St. Louis to Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) - Train passengers will face delays on Amtrak's busy St. Louis to Chicago route as it undergoes upgrades this summer and fall. Read More »

Murray State Students Eye Campus Smoking Ban

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) - The head of Murray State University's student government is eyeing a campus smoking ban, but wants to wait for a survey of students to be completed before acting. Read More »

Durbin Wants Air Base Site Named in Dixon's Honor

MASCOUTAH, Ill. (AP) - A building at southwestern Illinois Air Force base will bear the name of late former U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon, if a federal lawmaker from Illinois gets his way. Read More »

Did Topinka Make a Clout Request?

CHICAGO -- State comptroller Judy Baar Topinka is under fire after a comment she made to Governor Pat Quinn at a recent bill signing ceremony. Read More »

Witnesses Won't Testify on Anti-Violence Program

CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois lawmakers have not decided how to move forward with their investigation of Gov. Pat Quinn's anti-violence program. Read More »

Groups Seek Ban of Oil in Older Railroad Tank Cars

SEATTLE (AP) — Environmental groups asked the U.S. Department of Transportation to immediately ban shipments of volatile crude oil in older railroad tank cars, citing oil train wrecks and explosions and the agency's own findings that accidents pose an imminent hazard. Read More »

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