This aerial photo released by China's Xinhua news agency shows destroyed houses after a powerful earthquake hit Taiping town of Lushan County in Ya'an City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Saturday, April 20, 2013. The powerful ear
(Xinhua, Liu Yinghua/AP)
April 20, 2013

China Quake Kills Scores in Rural Sichuan

A powerful earthquake has killed more than 150 people and injured several thousand in China's rural south west, officials say.


April 10, 2013

Homer Mayor:  Looking Beyond the Coal Mine

The new mayor of Homer says a proposed coal mine was the driving force behind voter turnout Tuesday. But Ray Cunningham says prior dealings with Indiana-based Sunrise Coal won’t be an issue now.


snowfall in Champaign
(Photo by Sean Powers/WILL)
March 24, 2013

Winter Storm Warning Until Monday Morning

Heavy snowfall is expected to continue throughout Sunday night in the Champaign-Urbana area and surrounding communities.


March 21, 2013

Fracking Bill HIts Amendment Snag

A bill in the Illinois House to regulate fracking has gained an amendment requiring union training for well drillers that a state Chamber of Commerce official says could discourage drillers from coming to Illinois.


March 20, 2013

Both Sides Agree on Tough New Fracking Standards

In an unlikely partnership between longtime adversaries, some of the nation's biggest energy companies and environmental groups have agreed on a voluntary set of standards for gas and oil fracking in the Northeast that appear to go further than existing state and federal pollution regulations.


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