8.3 million vehicles on Illinois Tollway this Thanksgiving

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (AP) — Officials with the Illinois Tollway say they're expecting 8.3 million vehicles to travel on its 286 miles of roadways this Thanksgiving holiday.

U.S. judge to sentence reputed drug-lord lieutenant

MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press

Scott base advances in bid for agency relocation

MASCOUTAH, Ill. (AP) — Scott Air Force Base in southwestern Illinois is advancing in its bid to be the relocation spot for a secret government agency that helped coordinate the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

Cupich becomes archbishop of Chicago

DON BABWIN, Associated Press

Carbondale man accused of causing cyclist's death

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) — A Carbondale man is accused of drunkenly causing a wreck that killed a bicyclist.

Chicago couple were just inches from plane crash

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago couple who survived unscathed after a small plane crashed into their home were sleeping just 8 inches away.

Hulten wraps up voting at Brookens

Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten said about 800 people registered and voted at Brookens Administrative Center in Urbana. The next step, Hulten said, is getting same-day registration at polling places.

Lunchtime update with Kacich

The News-Gazette's Tom Kacich fills us in on how today's weather might impact the key races throughout east central Illinois and the state. 'Those last three hours will tell the tale,' he said of the governor's race.

Dave Shaul on Election Day

We caught up with WDWS veteran Dave Shaul on Tuesday morning in his studio for his early take on Election Day, including the governor's race and the choices facing Champaign and Monticello school voters.

Crime Victims Bill of Rights

Crime Victims Bill of Rights: Play now!

Advocates of a constitutional amendment that would help Illinois crime victims are making their case across the state.  Scott Beatty was there when they stopped in Urbana late September.


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