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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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Insurance Company Could Test Drones in Illinois

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) - State Farm insurance company is seeking federal approval to test drones in evaluating property damage and responding to natural disasters. Read More »

Historic Civil War Statue Going Back to Rockford

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - A 114-year-old Civil War statue will be returned to downtown Rockford after decades at another location. Read More »

New Poll: U.S. Needs to Do More to Fight ISIS

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sixty-five percent of Americans say the threat from the Islamic State is extremely or very important, and nearly half think the U.S. military response in Iraq and Syria has not gone far enough. Read More »

Missing Infant From Memphis Found In Illinois

MEMPHIS - A missing 8-month-old infant from Memphis,TN was found safe in Illinois, according to Illinois State Police. Read More »

Illinois Patient Tests Negative for Ebola

CHICAGO -- A boy in a Chicago hospital has tested negative for Ebola. Read More »

Local Man Headed to Prison for Cyber Crimes

WSIL -- A local college student facing federal charges for taking part in an online hacking group was sentenced today to two years in prison. Read More »

New York Officials: Doctor Has Ebola, First in city

NEW YORK (AP) - A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, according to preliminary test results, city officials said Thursday. He's the fourth confirmed case in the U.S. and the first in the nation's biggest city. Read More »

Police: Hatchet-Wielding Suspect Shot by Officers

NEW YORK CITY (AP) -- A hatchet-wielding man attacked a group of patrol officers in a busy commercial district in Queens on Thursday, injuring two before the other officers shot and killed him, New York City police said. A bystander was wounded in the gunfire. Read More »

25th Anniversary of San Fransicso Quake Holds Lessons for Southern Illinois

CARBONDALE -- 25 years ago this week, people in Northern California suffered their deadliest earthquake in years. Southern Illinois researchers say it holds important lessons for those of us living in the Midwest. Read More »

Grafton Gives Fish Plant 30 Days to Stop Smell

GRAFTON, Ill. (AP) - Authorities have given an Asian carp processing plant 30 days to stop rotten odors or face a shut down. Read More »

U.S. Senate Candidates Square Off in First Debate

WSIL -- The candidates vying to represent Illinois in the US Senate met for their first debate Wednesday. Read More »

Autopsy Shows Close-Range Wound for Michael Brown, Experts Say

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Two experts say Michael Brown's official autopsy shows the 18-year-old was shot in the hand at close range the day he was killed by a Ferguson police officer. Read More »

Early Apple Computer Sells for $905K at Auction

NEW YORK (AP) - A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 has sold for $905,000 at auction in New York City. Read More »

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 »

Social Security Benefits to Go Up By 1.7 Percent

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government says millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year. 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 »

Shots Fired at Poplar Bluff Park

POPLAR BLUFF -- Police are investigating shots fired at a Poplar Bluff park. Read More »

Farmer Reports Soybean Bushels Stolen

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa farmer says someone has stolen about $18,000 worth of soybeans from 18 acres on his farm in Illinois. Read More »

Court-Appointed Monitor Ordered for IDOT Hiring

CHICAGO (AP) - A federal judge has ordered a court-appointed monitor to investigate hiring at Gov. Pat Quinn's Department of Transportation. Read More »

FedEx Predicts Increase in Holiday Deliveries

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

Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee Dies at 93

WASHINGTON (AP) - The hard-charging editor who guided The Washington Post through its coverage of the Watergate scandal, Ben Bradlee, has died. He was 93. Read More »

USDA: Illinois Corn, Soybean Harvests Slogs Along

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says corn and soybean harvests in Illinois are limping along. Read More »

Arch Work Delayed By Hot Sun

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The next inspection of the Gateway Arch will have to wait. 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 »

Fashion Icon Oscar de La Renta Dies at 82

ABC NEWS -- Legendary fashion designer Oscar de La Renta has died, a family member told ABC News. He was 82. Read More »

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