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RANTOUL — A man from Georgia is in the Champaign County Jail on charges alleging he had sex with a teenage runaway from Texas.
SPRINGFIELD — Legalized same-sex marriage in Illinois is one step from reality, but it's a big step.
An Illinois House committee late Tuesday night narrowly approved a gay marriage bill with the help of a Chicago Democrat who said he'll likely vote against the measure on the House floor.
ALBERT AJI,Associated Press
BEN HUBBARD,Associated Press
LIBERIA, Costa Rica — On a recent Friday morning at a gleaming new international airport in Costa Rica, hundreds of tourists from New York and Minnesota emerged blinking onto the sun-blasted tarmac. At the other end of the runway, eight Americans zipped into tan flight suits aboard a massive white surveillance plane.
URBANA — Dan Schreiber was all about getting others to think about their passion. And he was well into the pursuit of his own in the form of food when the University of Illinois graduate student died in July 2010 at age 24.
HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Mindy McCready, who hit the top of the country charts before personal problems sidetracked her career, died Sunday. She was 37.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man charged with slapping a toddler on a Minneapolis-to-Atlanta flight is out of a job, his former employer said Sunday.