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Park Ridge mayor dies at 57 after 'sudden illness'

2015-03-05 12:20:00

The northwestern Chicago suburb of Park Ridge says Mayor David Schmidt has died at age 57.

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Galena to mark end of Civil War anniversary

2015-03-05 12:10:00
This small town in northwest Illinois is pulling out all the stops to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender to Gen. U. S. Grant, marking the beginning of the end of the A Read Full Story ...

Ill. lawmakers plan would ax university employee tuition breaks for kids

2015-03-05 12:07:00
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. ? An Illinois lawmaker is proposing that the state do away with tuition breaks for children of employees at public universities. Read Full Story ...

County to train emergency volunteers

2015-03-05 12:05:00
Madison County Health Department is hosting a Volunteer Orientation Training on Monday, March 23rd.  There is an opportunity for everyone to help! No medical experience necessary. Read Full Story ...

Walk & Run for Wishes scheduled on May 16

2015-03-05 12:00:00
Come dressed as your favorite character to the Make-A-Wish Illinois? Walk & Run for Wishes on May 16th 2015 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Korte Stadium and you can help make wishes Read Full Story ...

11 am news

Man found in mobile meth lab slumped over steering wheel

2015-03-05 11:55:20
Officers in Overland, Missouri found a mobile meth lab after they responded to call about a suspicious car Thursday morning. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis man charged with murder in Valentine's Day shooting

2015-03-05 11:45:00
Murder charges sought by police in February were initially taken under advisement by prosecutors. Read Full Story ...

Police: Florida mom forces boy to jump from 2nd-floor window

2015-03-05 11:31:00
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. ? A woman wielding a shotgun forced her 7-year-old son to jump out of a second-floor apartment window early Thursday before she jumped as well in an apparent suicide attem… Read Full Story ...

Missouri officials investigate bacteria as cause of deaths

2015-03-05 11:15:00

The Missouri health department is investigating whether the staph bacteria caused the deaths of two St. Charles County residents.

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At least 15 vehicles involved in wrecks on bridge

2015-03-05 11:10:00

At least 15 vehicles are damaged after a series of accidents on the Chain of Rocks Bridge in St. Louis.

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TV review: Mystical mumbo-jumbo in USA's 'Dig'

2015-03-05 11:00:00
New series is too much work for too little enjoyment. Read Full Story ...

10 am news

Michael Brown?s family to file civil lawsuit ?shortly,? attorney says

2015-03-05 10:56:33
The family of Michael Brown, the teen killed last year by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, will file a civil wrongful death lawsuit in the case ?very shortly,? attorney Anthony Gray said Thursday. Read Full Story ...

Bernie: Key Cards to watch as games begin

2015-03-05 10:55:00
Ongoing psychodrama with Garcia, development of Martinez, expectations for Bourjos are among the top stories. Read Full Story ...

SIUE Marketing & Communications Receives 8 Educational Advertising Awards

2015-03-05 10:51:15

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville?s University Marketing and Communications Department received eight awards in the 30th annual Educational Advertising Awards announced February 25. Higher Education Marketing Report sponsors the awards.

The Educational Advertising Awards is the largest educational advertising awards competition in the country. This year, over 2,000 entries were received from more than 1,000 colleges, universities and secondary schools from all 50 states and several foreign countries. Entries are judged on creativity, marketing execution and message impact.

SIUE received awards in the following categories:

SIUE Experience Welcome Video                            SIUE Chancellor?s Report

Award: Gold / Category: Special Video                              Award: Gold / Category: Annual Report

#SIUE 18 Selfies                                                              SIUE Women?s Soccer Poster

Award: Silver / Category: Social Media                              Award: Bronze / Category: Poster

SIUE ?Smart? Television Spot                                    About SIUE

Award: Bronze / Category:  TV Single                                  Award: Merit / Category: Special Publications

SIUE Research Website                                                 SIUE Graduate Viewbook

Award: Merit / Category: Website                                         Award: Merit / Category: Student Viewbook

Gold awards were granted to 290 institutions, and silver awards were awarded to 206 institutions. Judges for the Educational Advertising Awards consisted of a national panel of higher education marketers, advertising creative directors, marketing and advertising professionals, and the editorial board of Higher Education Marketing Report.

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Bernie Bytes: Disappointing seasons for SLU, Mizzou

2015-03-05 10:49:00
More pressure will be on Kim Anderson and Jim Crews next season: plus, Illinois coach John Groce, the Blues' moves, and where are the Cards on TV? Read Full Story ...

Plane skids off runway at LaGuardia, crashes through fence

2015-03-05 10:44:00
NEW YORK ? A Delta plane has skidded off a runway while landing at LaGuardia Airport and has crashed through a fence. Read Full Story ...

High price tag could prevent Mo. Senate's transfer bill from passing

2015-03-05 10:34:00
JEFFERSON CITY ? The Senate's version of the school transfers bill may never pass out of the the state's upper chamber because of the bill's high price tag.  Read Full Story ...

Michael Brown's parents will file suit over fatal police shooting, attorneys say

2015-03-05 10:30:00
Lawyers spoke for family at morning press conference. Read Full Story ...

9 am news

Petition to repeal St. Joseph smoking ban falls short

2015-03-05 09:50:00

For the second time, opponents of a smoking ban in St. Joseph failed to obtain enough signatures to ask the city council to repeal the ordinance…

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Kansas Gov. Brownback urges patience for his supply-side experiment

2015-03-05 09:46:00
Critics say Kansas budget problems prove `trickle-down' tax cuts don't work. Read Full Story ...

And the winner of our Kid Chef contest is ...

2015-03-05 09:45:00
Three young chefs compete for the title at Schnucks Cooks Cooking School. Read Full Story ...

Substitute teacher arrested during school day

2015-03-05 09:40:00

Officials in the Rockwood School District of St. Louis County say a substitute teacher was arrested at a grade school in the middle of the school day.

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Lincoln carriage heading from South Bend to Washington, DC

2015-03-05 09:20:00

A South Bend museum is loaning a carriage once belonging to President Abraham Lincoln to a museum in Washington, D.C.

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Winter storm dumps snow on southern Illinois, roads icy

2015-03-05 09:15:00

A winter storm that moved across southern Illinois has brought as much as 8 to 10 inches of snow.

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8 am news

Chain-reaction crashes involving 15 cars clog Chain of Rocks bridge

2015-03-05 08:45:00
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3 separate accidents causing delays on I-270 near Chain of Rocks Bridge

2015-03-05 08:41:33
Three separate accidents caused major delays in the westbound lanes of Interstate 270 Thursday morning. Read Full Story ...

Police: 15 cars, five crashes as traffic backs up on Chain of Rocks bridge

2015-03-05 08:37:00
No one was seriously hurt. Read Full Story ...

Huntsman closing Metro East manufacturing facility

2015-03-05 08:36:00
Huntsman did not specify how many local jobs are affected.  Read Full Story ...

Driver of van injured in accident involving school bus

2015-03-05 08:04:41
The driver of a van was injured after an accident involving a school bus in South County Thursday morning. Read Full Story ...

7 am news

Yes, that sound coming from Rockford is a ukulele

2015-03-05 07:20:00

The sound of a musical instrument most often associated with Hawaii is being heard a lot more in Rockford these days.

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Regular-season ready? Cards bat Heyward No. 2 for opener

2015-03-05 07:11:00
Cards begin Grapefruit League play with Martinez on the mound and the first five spots in the order looking a lot like it could in April. Read Full Story ...

Flu outbreak forces Franklin County school to close Thursday

2015-03-05 07:04:27
Students at South Point Elementary School in Washington, Missouri will not be attending class until the building is disinfected to prevent further outbreaks, the district said. Read Full Story ...

Chancellor addresses students' concerns over business school

2015-03-05 07:00:00

University of Missouri-Kansas City students say they're ultimately satisfied with answers over questions regarding the college's business school, which an audit found it knowingly submitted false data in applying for…

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6 am news

Shedd Aquarium welcomes new rescue dog

2015-03-05 06:55:00

Chicago's Shedd Aquarium is welcoming a new rescue dog.

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Missouri House gives initial approval to tax amnesty measure

2015-03-05 06:55:00

A measure that would waive penalties if Missourians agree to pay back taxes has initial approval from the state House.

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Missouri sentenced to prison for shooting woman in face

2015-03-05 06:55:00

A southwestern Missouri man has been ordered to spend at least nine years in prison after pleading guilty to charges that he shot a woman twice in the face during…

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Rockford Boys and Girls Club help 'Flags for Vets' Graves'

2015-03-05 06:50:00

A Rockford man who has helped distribute thousands of Memorial Day flags for decades will have some young assistants this year.

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EXCHANGE: After 23 years, golf coach Bob Neal retires

2015-03-05 06:50:00

Mid-winter, every year for 23 years, Pekin boys golf coach Bob Neal would start jotting down notes, do some of the formal paperwork coaches have to do and basically get…

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Malfunction forces Chicago-bound flight to be evacuated on Lambert runway

2015-03-05 06:41:40
A flight bound for Chicago had to stop on the runway at Lambert Airport before take-off due to a malfunction in either a gear or tire. Read Full Story ...

See our three Kid Chef finalists before today's cookoff

2015-03-05 06:30:00
Young cooks will compete on Fox 2 "News in the Morning." Read Full Story ...

1 killed in blaze at Rolling Meadows apartment building

2015-03-05 06:20:00

Authorities say one person has died following a three-alarm fire at an apartment building in a northwest suburb of Chicago.

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St. Joseph woman slashes tires before suspect flees

2015-03-05 06:20:00

Authorities say a woman whose St. Joseph home was broken into helped foil the burglary suspect's escape from police by slashing his vehicle's tires.

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New season for hunting licenses starts April 1

2015-03-05 06:19:00

Illinois officials are reminding hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts to renew their state licenses.

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Illinois man gets 12 years for selling heroin

2015-03-05 06:19:00

Prosecutors say an Alton man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for selling heroin to a man that later resulted in his death.

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Cornel West cancels speech at U of Illinois over Salaita

2015-03-05 06:05:00

A prominent civil rights activist and academic has cancelled a speech at the University of Illinois because of the school's decision to rescind a job offer to a Native American…

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Books selected for Illinois' statewide reading program

2015-03-05 06:05:00

Illinois' statewide reading program has announced its 2015 book selections.

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Chicago schools chief announces 'Seal of Biliteracy'

2015-03-05 06:05:00

Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd Bennett has announced a Seal of Biliteracy recognizing students who are proficient in two or more languages.

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Bacteria is a suspect in death of St. Charles County mom and son

2015-03-05 06:05:00
State is testing to whether MRSA may have played role their deaths, which were only days apart.  Read Full Story ...

St. Louis voters send younger faces to City Hall

2015-03-05 06:00:00
. . . While Slay turns 60. Read Full Story ...

5 am news

Parents receive letter after substitute teacher questioned by police

2015-03-05 05:56:51
The Rockwood School District sent a troubling letter home Wednesday which informed parents a substitute teacher was questioned by police. Read Full Story ...

4 arrested while protesting outside Ferguson Police Department overnight

2015-03-05 05:34:43
Four people were taking into custody overnight while protesting outside the Ferguson Police Department. Read Full Story ...

Kennard Elementary parents lean toward shedding Confederate namesake

2015-03-05 05:15:00
But the process of renaming the school is just now beginning. Read Full Story ...

Charges filed against 2 named to build car-charging stations

2015-03-05 05:10:00

The former owners of a California-based company tasked to build electric car charging stations in Illinois have been charged with fraud.

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Couple's togetherness pays off with the loss of 300 total pounds

2015-03-05 05:00:00
They were approaching 50 and feared serious health problems. Read Full Story ...

4 am news

US finds racist, profit-driven practices in Ferguson

2015-03-05 04:40:00

A federal investigation into the police killing of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, lays bare what officials contend are racist, profit-driven law enforcement practices in the small St.

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AbbVie to buy leukemia drugmaker Pharmacyclics for $21B

2015-03-05 04:15:00

AbbVie will spend about $21 billion to buy fellow drugmaker Pharmacyclics in a bid to add another major revenue producer to a product portfolio that already includes the world's top-selling…

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Suspects wanted for armed robbery, took cell phone

2015-03-05 04:04:05
Three men are wanted for committing armed robbery at an apartment complex in Spanish Lake. Read Full Story ...

2 am news

Sleet, snow pummel Evansville area

2015-03-05 02:15:00

A winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service is expected to last into Thursday as sleet and snow sweeps across the tri-state area around Evansville, Indiana.

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12 am news

Missouri senators call to disband Ferguson Police Department

2015-03-05 00:40:00

Two Missouri state senators are calling for the Ferguson Police Department to be dissolved following a scathing federal report that found widespread racial bias among officers.

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Wash U study signals that soldiers don't quickly recover from concussions

2015-03-05 00:15:00
Findings are expected to influence military discussions on who is fit for battle.  Read Full Story ...

Gauen: Court reporter crisis stands as warning about Illinois budget cuts

2015-03-05 00:15:00
Toolbox must include scalpels to cut around fine teeth in important gears. Read Full Story ...

Kennard Elementary parents move toward shedding Confederate namesake

2015-03-05 00:05:00
But the process of renaming the school is just now beginning. Read Full Story ...

‘I feel like I’m at the top of my game right now’: O’Fallon senior swimmer ends career with honors

2015-03-05 00:00:00

When O?Fallon High School senior Sean Workman left to compete in the IHSA Boys State Swimming and Diving Championships last week, he knew that the 200 yard individual medley was…

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