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Interview with Brett Eldredge: 'Beat of the Music' Special

Atlantic Nashville recording country artist Brett Eldredge revealed that he has never been better. "It has been an awesome week," he said.
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos

Illinois hospital triggers superbug outbreak

An investigation into a pathogenic outbreak in Chicago has been traced to a single hospital. The hospital was at the epicenter of an outbreak of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

'Nightmare bacteria' has health officials on edge

Chicago - In 2013, the CDC issued a report on the catastrophic consequences of ignoring the threat from the growing number of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. These infections kill an estimated 23,000 Americans every year.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

Evicted Illinois woman sets lethal booby traps for ex-boyfriend

Pekin - "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned," or so the saying goes, and one man in Illinois found that for him that was true when he kicked his woman out of the family home.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 8 comments

Dog discovered under rubble 9 days after a tornado hit Illinois

A six-month-old pit bull was buried under a pile of rubble for nine days after a tornado hit a city in central Illinois, but was coaxed to freedom with food.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Illinois legalizes gay marriage

Chicago - Illinois has become the 16th US state to achieve LGBT marriage equality after the state's Democrat governor signed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage on Wednesday.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Heartbreaking photos from tornado-ravaged Washington, Illinois

Washington - Illinois took the brunt of the tornado fury Sunday, as shown in five stunning photos taken in Washington, Illinois. Eight people are dead as a result of the tornadoes, and hundreds of buildings and homes were destroyed.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 1 comment

This house's Halloween light show syncs to Awolnation's 'Sail'

A homeowner in Naperville, Illinois, might have created the best Halloween light show of 2013 already. The carefully designed lights sync to the popular song Sail by Awolnation, as well as songs by Fallout Boy, LMFAO, Rammstein and The Band Perry.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 1 comment

Hometown of Roger Ebert to raise money for statue

Champaign - Organizers from late film critic Roger Ebert's hometown of Champaign, Ill., revealed plans on Tuesday September 11 to try and raise $125,000 to build a life-size bronze statue him.
In the Media by Andrew Ellis

Illinois becomes 20th state to OK medical marijuana

Springfield - Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation on Thursday to make Illinois the 20th state nationwide to legalize marijuana for medical use.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 7 comments
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Is Illinois preparing to take its citizens' gold?

Global Gold News | Illinois looking to register gold and silver transactions in legislation "Last spring, the...
Jan 16, 2013 by Andrew Moran - 3 comments

Oscars will still be manufactured in Chicago

The company who makes the coveted Oscar statuettes will continue to produce them. It was announced earlier that R.S....
Dec 9, 2012 in  New Movies, From Hollywood to Indie by Tim O'Brien - 3 comments

Chicago connections continue to fuel this theater

Timber Lake Playhouse in Mt. Carroll, IL will be transformed into a sexy, hot, wild, mysterious, Berlin nightclub. If...
Aug 1, 2012 by Tim O'Brien

Abraham Lincoln gets the vampire treatment

He wasn't born in Illinois but Abraham Lincoln is Illinois. Even our license plates indicate such as with their...

Talented Chicagoan nabs a Tony nomination

For Chicago native Jesse Mueller, she may want to remember May 1, 2012 as a very clear day despite it being one that...
May 1, 2012 by Tim O'Brien
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