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  • U of Ill. renovation named a top 'green building' URBANA, Ill. -- A newly renovated, century-old landmark on the University of Illinois campus has earned the nation's highest "green building" designation for environmentally friendly design and construction, thanks to efforts such as reusing wood tri

    December 30, 2013

  • Davenport Ring Princess Diana Iowa woman wins ring inspired by Princess Diana DAVENPORT -- A Cedar Rapids woman who visited a Davenport museum exhibit about Princess Diana says she cried tears of joy when she learned she had won a raffle prize that included a ring that's inspired by royalty -- and valued at $7,000. Maria Shebe

    December 30, 2013 2 Photos

  • Earns Walgreen Walgreen's 1Q profit jumps 68 pct DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Walgreen's fiscal first-quarter earnings soared 68 percent as investments in other companies paid off for the nation's largest drugstore chain, but a slowdown in generic drug introductions helped squeeze profitability. The company

    December 21, 2013 1 Photo

  • Consultant ups town's damage estimate WASHINGTON, Ill. (AP) -- A consultant hired by tornado-hit Washington has calculated a higher damage estimate that could make the central Illinois town and the state eligible for federal disaster help, city officials said Thursday. The initial dollar

    December 21, 2013

  • Historic Prisons Iowa-3 At Iowa prison, grim history may lure visitors FORT MADISON (AP) -- The Iowa State Penitentiary stands like an ancient stone fortress on a bluff over the Mississippi River, ringed by castle-like guard towers and sheathed in chain link and razor wire. Built in 1839, seven years before Iowa became

    December 21, 2013 1 Photo

  • NSA Surveillance Oversight Spy panel wants duplicate oversight board replaced WASHINGTON (AP) -- For months, two review panels given nearly identical assignments by President Barack Obama have been studying how the White House should change or limit the National Security Agency's surveillance programs. They have functioned sep

    December 21, 2013 1 Photo

  • Weather National Foul weather threatens to snarl US holiday travel ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Holiday travelers in the Midwest and parts East and South were keeping a leery eye Friday on a band of foul weather stretching across the nation's midsection that was threatening to mar the opening weekend of one of the year's busie

    December 21, 2013 5 Photos

  • APTOPIX Budget Battle Bipartisan budget agreement nears final passage WASHINGTON (AP) -- A modest, bipartisan budget pact designed to keep Washington from lurching from fiscal crisis to fiscal crisis and to ease the harshest effects of automatic budget cuts is on the brink of passing the Senate Wednesday despite increa

    December 19, 2013 1 Photo

  • Disabled Cruise Ship Lawsuit: Fire risk known before Carnival ship sailed McALLEN, Texas (AP) -- Carnival Cruise Lines knew about the risk of leaks from engine fuel hoses and recommended taking precautions on the ill-fated Carnival Triumph that later caught on fire at sea, according to court documents. A compliance notice

    December 19, 2013 1 Photo

  • Quinn wants higher minimum wage by Christmas 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn says he wants to raise Illinois' minimum wage to at least $10 by Christmas of next year. The Chicago Democrat who's seeking re-election campaigned on the issue in 2010 and mentioned it during his annual address this yea

    December 19, 2013

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