Former Illinois Congressman Phil Crane in 2004 photo

(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

November 10, 2014 - News Local/State

Former Congressman Phil Crane Dies At 84

The chief of staff for Sen. Mark Kirk says longtime Illinois U.S. Rep. Phil Crane has died of lung cancer in Virginia. He was of 84. 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit place candles to commemorate victims at the Berlin Wall Memorial Site.

(Markus Schreiber/AP)

November 09, 2014 - News National/International

Germany’s Merkel: Fall Of Berlin Wall Shows Dreams Come True

A quarter-century after the Berlin Wall that split East and West Germany came down, Chancellor Angela Merkel said its destruction shows dreams can come true and "nothing has to stay as it is."

Leron Black fires a jumper against Quincy Friday nigh

(Rob McColley)

November 08, 2014 - News Local/State

Illinois Routs Quincy In Exhibition Play, 91-62

Malcolm Hill scored 20 points on 6-of-10 shooting, leading Illinois’ basketball to a 91-62 exhibition win over Division Two school Quincy Friday.

American tour guide Kenneth Bae, who was released Saturday

(Wong Maye-E/AP)

November 08, 2014 - News National/International

Two Americans Held In North Korea Are Released

U.S. intelligence officials say two American citizens are on their way home from North Korea after their release from prison there.

April file photo of Loretta Lynch in New York.

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

November 08, 2014 - News National/International

Obama Taps Washington Outsider As Attorney General

 President Barack Obama has chosen federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general amid a power shift in the Senate.

The front of Seven Saints in Champaign

Darrell Hoemann/

November 08, 2014 - News Local/State

Small Business Development Lagging In Champaign County

County small business development is still struggling under setbacks from the Great Recession and have not returned to pre-recession conditions, said a county economic development official.

President Obama addresses the media Friday before a meeting with cabinet members.

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

November 07, 2014 - News National/International

Obama Authorizes 1,500 More Troops For Iraq

A senior military official says that American military advisory teams will now go to Iraq's western Anbar province, where Islamic State militants have been gaining ground.

November 07, 2014 - News Local/State

Insurer Pays City Of Urbana In Comp Time Dispute

The city of Urbana says it’s been paid by its insurance company for a case of employee theft, but an attorney for the now-retired employee denies the charge.

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