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CHICAGO — Illinois officials say a safety feature that slows trains traveling dangerously fast is one of the last components that must be installed before a Chicago-St. Louis high-speed line becomes operational.

Posted at 1:15 PM

LANSING, Mich. — State fishery regulators are asking anglers to monitor live bait purchases for juvenile Asian carp.

Posted at 12:30 PM

QUINCY, Ill. — It's a big deal when Leo and Ruth Zanger's family gets together. Seriously, it's a really big deal -- with added emphasis on the "big" part. The Zangers recently welcomed their 100th grandchild, which makes family functions more...

Posted at 11:45 AM

When Gov. Bruce Rauner and state legislators were faced with filling a $1.6 billion hole in the state's current budget, they turned to the same pot of money that's been used in the past.

Posted at 10:15 AM

CHICAGO — Lofty living may make babies vulnerable to sudden infant death syndrome, according to a Colorado study that found higher risks above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters).

Updated at 9:30 AM

ANTIOCH, Ill. — Police say a man drowned in a northern Illinois lake while trying to save a cat.

Posted May 24, 2015 at 6:15 PM

MONTICELLO, Ind. — A northwestern Indiana man wanted on warrants from two states has been captured after a multi-county chase.

Posted May 24, 2015 at 4:45 PM

VERNON HILLS, Ill. — Dams that have hindered the flow of the 133-mile-long Des Plaines River for more than a century are being removed to restore its natural flow, improve aquatic habitat and make the waterway safer for people who...

Posted May 24, 2015 at 3:15 PM

This is an Illinois Exchange story offered by The (Joliet) Herald-News:

Posted May 24, 2015 at 2:30 PM

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Scientists at the University of Vermont still chuckle at the memory of Lake Champlain's brief listing as the sixth Great Lake, and they don't hold a grudge: those who spent years studying the not-so-great lake are...

Posted May 24, 2015 at 1:45 PM

CHICAGO — A hospital says the condition of a 4-year-old girl shot in the head in Chicago has improved.

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