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Majority of number combos picked for Powerball pot

Posted: 05/18/2013 - Powerball is a game of numbers, and lottery officials say the majority of possible combinations have already been purchased ahead of Saturday night's near-historic $600 million drawing.

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Weekend Walkers

Updated: 05/06/2013 - Those affected with Multiple Sclerosis spent time Sunday raising awareness about the crippling disease. Walkers took over Klehm Arboretum in Rockford.

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Posted: 05/05/2013 - Gov. Pat Quinn has rejected a plan to increase electric rates by roughly $70 million, a proposal ComEd says would have helped get so-called Smart Grid technology back on track.

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Russia had wiretap on bomb suspect

Posted: 04/27/2013 - U.S. officials say Russian authorities secretly recorded a conversation in 2011 in which one of the Boston bombing suspects vaguely discussed jihad with his mother.

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US providing Syrian rebels $123M more in aid

Posted: 04/20/2013 - The United States is providing Syrian rebels with $123 million in new nonlethal aid that may include armor and other types of supplies that haven't been part of the assistance package in the past.

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Stateliners Start Gearing Up for Spring

Posted: 04/08/2013 - Now that the warmer weather seems to be sticking around, many of us are finally heading to area greenhouses to start our spring planting.

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3 Killed in 95-vehicle Pileup at Virginia-NC Line

Updated: 04/01/2013 - Police are now saying 95 vehicles were involved in 17 separate crashes along a mountainous, foggy stretch of interstate near the Virginia-North Carolina border.

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Mourners Gather for Illinois Trooper Funeral

Updated: 04/02/2013 - Hundreds of law enforcement officials packed into a Palos Heights church to remember a 28-year-old Illinois State Police Trooper who was killed in a fiery wreck.

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Winning $338M Powerball jackpot ticket sold in NJ

Posted: 03/24/2013 - A single ticket sold in New Jersey matched all six numbers in Saturday night's drawing for the $338.3 million Powerball jackpot, lottery officials said. It was the 13th drawing held in the days since a Virginia man won a $217 million jackpot Feb. 6

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15th Annual Paleofest

Updated: 03/06/2013 - This past weekend, thousands of dino enthusiasts flocked to the Burpee Museum for Paleofest.

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Budget Battle Update

Posted: 03/03/2013 - The $85 billion in federal spending cuts that began kicking in Friday are here to stay if you believe the latest public statements from Washington.

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