News Local/State - August 07, 2014

Amtrak Looking To Add Routes Through Champaign

Amtrak ridership in Illinois has risen in recent years - up almost 85 percent from 2006 through last year.  That trend developed after the rail service added routes.  Now the train service could grow more in the future.

Hands on a keyboard on Feb. 27, 2014

(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

News Local/State - August 06, 2014

Russian Password Hacking: What You Should Know

1.2 Billion Internet passwords have reportedly been stolen from over 400,000 websites by a Russian cyber gang dubbed CyberVor.  An IT expert has some tips to help the public avoid getting hacked.

News Local/State - August 06, 2014

Quinn’s Office Refusing To Detail Hiring Changes

Governor Pat Quinn's administration is refusing to release details about steps it says it took to fix questionable hiring practices at the Illinois Department of Transportation.

News Local/State - August 06, 2014

U Of I Suspends Sierra Leone Programs Over Ebola

The University of Illinois has suspended study-abroad programs in Sierra Leone and plans extra screening for students arriving from West Africa in response to the outbreak of Ebola.

News Local/State - August 06, 2014

ISU Prepares For Large Freshman Class

Illinois State University is expecting a large incoming freshman class this year - the biggest in a couple of decades, according to one campus official.

News National/International - August 06, 2014

1.2 Billion Web Credentials Said To Be In Russian Gang’s Hands

In what's believed to be the largest stockpile of stolen Internet credentials in history, a Russian hacking ring has gathered more than 1.2 billion unique Internet credentials, according to Web security experts.

Walgreens store in Boston

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

News Local/State - August 06, 2014

Durbin, Quinn Pleased By Reports Walgreen Will Stay In US

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he is pleased by Walgreen Co.'s apparent decision to keep its headquarters in Illinois. But the Democrat said pressure should be put on other businesses considering a move overseas to lower their tax burdens.

Book, "The Types of Mankind" found in Clinton Library.

(Chris Wills, Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum)

News Local/State - August 05, 2014

Lincoln Signature Discovered In Clinton Library Book

A book that Abraham Lincoln read and signed has lingered long unrecognized on the shelves of the Vespasian Warner Public Library in Clinton.

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