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ASHKUM – The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is generally one of the busiest travel holiday periods of the year. As millions of travelers take to Illinois roadways to celebrate Thanksgiving, Illi…


Coming off of a 50-48 win against Herscher on Tuesday night, the Milford Lady Bearcats basketball team were defeated by the Watseka Lady Warriors last night. The score was 54-24.

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While families across the United States pause to give Thanks on Thursday and load up on food and football, members of Congress will be doing the same. 


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump vastly inflated the value of planned Saudi investments in the U.S. on Tuesday, as he explained why he's "standing with Saudi Arabia" despite the conclusion of his intelligence officials that the kingdom's de facto leader ordered the murder of a U.S.-b…

Victor’s Mark Syverud was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 18 years ago but it wasn’t until just recently he realized he was experiencing a new symptom of the progressive neurological disease - his voice was starting to fade.

Mass shootings have been an unfortunately common occurrence in the U.S. for some time now - media outlets report new tragedies on what seems like a weekly basis. But with every new case, many still look to the past for reference, the massacre at Columbine High School being one of the most frequently cited. The insurmountable emotions of these situations can be cause to create more anger, more hatred and more violence; it’s a vicious cycle with seemingly few solutions. But even the people directly affected by these tragedies have the ability to overcome and create an opposite reaction. One spurred on by hope and kindness.

As the wintry atmosphere has settled outside and the heat gets cranked up indoors, the dry air can wreak havoc on the body — particularly your eyes. Your sight is an especially important sense; it’s important during these cold months to keep up on the health of your vision. If you’ve noticed that your eyes seem redder than usual, you have blurred sight or watery eyes, or you have a hard time making tears, the culprit could be something a bit more serious than the dreary outdoors.

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A white Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi said during a debate with her African-American Democratic opponent Tuesday night that she apologizes to people who were offended when she complimented a supporter by saying she would attend a "public hanging" if the suppo…

The Bourbonnais Grove Historical Society will host its Les Artisans Arts and Crafts Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. Les Artisans is celebrating its 40th anniversary, with the event to take place at the Kankakee County Fairgrounds Expo, 213W 4000S Road, Kankakee. The expo has con…

The Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the location for the Business After Hours on Dec. 5. The event will be from 5-7 p.m. and will be hosted by Riverside Healthcare Watseka Campus located at 1490 E. Walnut Street in Watseka, according to a news release.

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — An acclaimed photographer has been released from a jail in Bangladesh more than three months after he was arrested on charges of spreading false information about a street protest and propaganda against the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

When NASA launched the Hubble Space Telescope into deep space in 1990, the New York Times Magazine published a story with the headline that went something like, “Looking back to look forward.” The reference, of course, had to do with the scope’s ability to “see” light long before it reached …