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By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 27th, 2014
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Winter Jam 2015: Skillet, Jeremy Camp, Building 429, Francesca Battistelli top lineup

The Winter Jam east coast tour lineup was announced Monday evening and fans are clamoring over the lineup and tour dates. Newsong will be back as hosts of Winter Jam 2015 Here’s the East Coast lineup: Skillet, More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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Darren Vann, charged with Afrikka Hardy murder, confesses to killing six others

A convicted sex offender who has reportedly confessed to at least seven murders in northwest Indiana has informed police his crimes date back as long as two decades. Darren Vann, 43, from Gary, Indiana, has been More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
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Chicago: Mohammad Kahn, arrested trying to join ISIS

Trying to fly from the O’Hare International Airport in Chicago to Istanbul, Turkey, an Illinois man was arrested and charged after attempting to join ISIS, the Islamic State. Mohammed Hamzah Khan, 19, not More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, October 6th, 2014
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Nik Wallenda confirms he’ll wear blindfold for Chicago tightrope walk

Nik Wallenda, “The King of the Highwire,” announced today that he is planning to walk a portion of the tightrope walk over the Chicago skyline wearing a blindfold. The broadcast titled SKYSCRAPER LIVE WITH NIK More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
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Discovery to live stream daredevil Nik Wallenda tightrope walk across Chicago skyline

Nik Wallenda, “The King of the Highwire” is back at it again.  This time, he is heading to the historic “Windy City” of Chicago to attempt his most audacious and challenging tightrope walk yet.  And like More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
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Ebertfest receives $10,000 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grant

The 17th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival has received a 2015 grant from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The festival, also known as “Ebertfest,” received the grant during a star-studded HFPA grants More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, August 14th, 2014
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Pro-life group calls for Supreme Court to rule on ‘Choose Life’ license plates

The Thomas More Society filed an amicus brief urging the United States Supreme Court to hear a case involving “Choose Life” license plates, in order to resolve disputes among lower courts over how to treat specialty More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
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BBC presents free World War I films to honor 100th anniversary, begins in August

In commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War I, BBC Worldwide North America will, in a unique departure, premiere three historic films in theaters across the U.S. this August: 37 Days: The More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Thursday, June 26th, 2014
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Supreme Court strikes down abortion clinic ‘buffer zone’ in Massachusetts, Chicago next

The Supreme Court unanimously struck down the Massachusetts buffer zone around abortion clinics noting that the 35-foot barrier to keep out protesters was in conflict to the freedoms of demonstrators. Supporters More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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Las Vegas tops list of Fourth of July getaways, Orlando at #6

Travelocity’s Independence Day holiday booking data reveals optimistic news for travelers looking to save during the July 4th weekend. While airfare and domestic hotel rates are both on the rise, international More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, June 2nd, 2014
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Missing woman, Terri Anderson, identified as dead woman found in Illinois ditch

The body found Saturday afternoon in a drainage ditch off Illinois Route 29 has been identified as Terri Anderson, a woman who was reported missing two weeks ago. Autopsy results were consistent with her cause of More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
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MERS spread from Indiana case to Illinois man ruled out after comprehensive lab analysis: CDC

PRESS RELEASE After completing additional and more definitive laboratory tests, CDC officials have concluded that an Indiana MERS patient did not spread the virus to an Illinois associate during a business meeting More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
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‘I Support Rasmea’ movement grows to support terrorist Rasmea Yousef Odeh

Supporters in Chicago are selling t-shirts which state “I Support Rasmea” as MoveOn.org created a petition to free the terrroist Rasmea Youcef Odeh, now 66-years-old, linked to the 1969 murder of two More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, May 19th, 2014
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Chikungunya, cholera and other diseases in Haiti: An ‘on the ground’ perspective with Haitian Hearts, Dr. John Carroll

The cholera epidemic that began in October 2010 on the Caribbean island of Haiti, several months after the massive earthquake, has accounted for greater than 700,000 cases and 8,500 deaths. The mosquito borne virus, More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Sunday, May 18th, 2014
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Cancer survivor Karla Dunston wins custody to embryos, boyfriend no longer wants kids

A judge in Chicago has ruled in favor of a woman who froze embryos to have children over the lawsuit by the father, a former boyfriend who says it violates his rights. The gave the woman full custody of the embryos More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, May 17th, 2014
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Illinois man tests positive for MERS antibodies, likely contracted virus from Indiana patient

Just days after Illinois health officials reported that there was no spread from the first Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) case in Indiana, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, May 1st, 2014
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University of Illinois at Urbana: Mumps diagnosed in about a dozen students

In a follow-up to a story earlier this week, the McKinley Health Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign says they have diagnosed mumps in about a dozen students since their return to studies following More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, April 28th, 2014
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: The latest school to experience a mumps outbreak

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s McKinley Health Center says that up to 10 people (nine students and one staff member)  have been clinically diagnosed with the mumps since returning from More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, April 25th, 2014
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Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis up in Illinois: Health Department

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) said Thursday that three sexually transmitted infections (STI), chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, are all on the rise in the state and they encourage residents to More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
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CDC investigates Salmonella Cotham outbreak linked to bearded dragons

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with public health, veterinary, and agriculture officials in many states and the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Veterinary Services More...

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