July 23, 2014

Many Kids Who Are Obese Or Overweight Don’t Know It

Kids can be cruel, especially about weight. So you might think overweight or obese children know all too well that they're heavy — thanks to playground politics. But that's not necessarily so, according to government data covering about 6,100 kids and teens ages 8-15.


Screenshot of video posted by trucker Brian Miner
(Brian Miner, You Tube video)
July 23, 2014

Trucker Asks: Are Police Above The Law?

It has been just over half a year since Illinois made it illegal to talk on your phone while driving without the use of a hands-free device. The law also makes an exemption for law enforcement. A recent YouTube sensation that raises the question: should police get special treatment?


July 22, 2014

9/11 Commission Issues An Update On Anniversary Of Report

Ten years after its landmark report on terrorism, the 9/11 Commission has released an update in which it notes continued problems. But in 2014, the dangers have shifted geographically — and online, the commission's former members say.


Terency Doddy
(Illinois State Police)
July 22, 2014

Charges Filed In Death Of Monticello Woman

A man already accused of killing a high school friend now is charged in a second northern Illinois killing, that of 44-year old Tonya Bargman of Monticello.


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