Jeffrey Fowle, who had been detained in North Korea
(Wong Maye-E/AP)
October 21, 2014

American Freed After Months Of Detention In North Korea

The State Department says one of three Americans being held in North Korea, has been released.  Jeffrey Fowle, 56, was detained in June, allegedly for leaving a Bible in his hotel room.


Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) and Champaign County Zoning Board of Appeals Chairman Eric Thorsland (D)
October 21, 2014

15th District Candidates: On The Issues

Congressman John Shimkus (R) and Champaign County Zoning Board of Appeals Chair Eric Thorsland (D) are fighting to represent Illinois' 15th District in the U.S. House. Illinois Public Media spoke with both candidates for an in-depth look at where they land on issues, and how they'd legislate.


cursive writing
(Wikimedia Commons)
October 20, 2014

Are Computer Keyboards Killing Cursive?

With the rise of computers and electronic communications, educators have all but written off penmanship. And kids who don’t learn to write cursive tend to have trouble reading cursive. 


Listen
October 20, 2014

Police: Indiana Suspect Hints At More Killings

Police investigating the slayings of seven women whose bodies were found over the weekend in Indiana say the suspect has told them that he may have killed people going back 20 years.


Josephus Weeks, Duncan's nephew, speaks during a memorial service Saturday.
(AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
October 20, 2014

Duncan’s Family And Friends: In The Clear

Today is bringing a sigh of relief to family members and friends of Liberian Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, who died earlier this month in a Texas hospital.


Governor Pat Quinn prepares to debate challenger Bruce Rauner.
(Associated Press)
October 20, 2014

Quinn, Rauner Prepare For Last Debate

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner are getting ready for their third and likely final televised debate.


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