September 13, 2014

Freshman Enrollment Drops At U Of I

Freshman enrollment at the University of Illinois's flagship campus is down this semester by 5.4 percent from a year ago, according to the school.  

September 12, 2014

Fired IDOT Workers Sue Over Documents Disclosure

Workers who have been told they're being laid off by IDOT claimed in a lawsuit Friday that they're being fired to spare Gov. Pat Quinn election-campaign embarrassment over a hiring scandal.

A flag of the Islamic State is seen on the other side of a barge in Iraq.
(JM Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)
September 12, 2014

ISIS, ISIL Or Islamic State: What’s In A Name?

The Obama administration favors the term ISIL. Many Western news outlets have switched to calling the group "the Islamic State." And in general, ISIS might be the most ubiquitous acronym.  All three terms refer to the terrorist group that rose to prominence this summer.

September 12, 2014

TV Anchorman Says He Has Months To Live

A central Illinois TV news anchorman fighting brain cancer has told viewers he has only four to six months to live, but he hopes to work as long as he can.  

Oscar Pistorius listens to the judge deliver her verdict Friday.
September 12, 2014

Judge Convicts Pistorius Of Culpable Homicide

A judge in South Africa handed down a verdict of culpable homicide against double-amputee Olympic and paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius in the shooting death of his girlfriend. The conviction carries a maximum of 15 years in prison.

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