Man Who Boasted About River Jumps, Dies After JumpHis girlfriend saw him resurface and float a short distance before he went under.
EPA Pushes for 'Smart Thermostats' as Way to Limit PollutionIt is considered smart technology because besides being linked to wireless Internet service, the thermostats ``learn'' costumer behavior and adjust settings accordingly.
Belleville Man Charged With Animal CrueltySparky the dog was found with muzzle taped shut.
UPDATED: Illinois Panel OKs Medical Marijuana for 8 Health ConditionsAn advisory board voted Wednesday to add eight health conditions including chronic pain syndrome, autism, osteoarthritis and post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of illnesses that can be treated by medical marijuana in Illinois.
Illinois Stops Paying Local Health Clinics for STD TestingIllinois has notified more than 100 jails, health departments and family planning programs that the state will no longer provide free testing for HIV, syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases at state labs, a move that shifts the cost to local jurisdictions.
Controversy at MetroEast School After Student Wears Confederate Flag ShirtThe superintendent, Darcy Benway, said the student has a right to wear the Confederate flag shirt on free speech grounds, and no near-riot occurred at lunch.
East St. Louis Solar Farm Held UpEast St. Louis' proposed solar farm is in a holding pattern right now.
11 Tons of Prescription Drugs Removed in Take-Back EffortA drug take-back effort in the St. Louis and southern Illinois areas has removed more than 11 tons of unused prescription drugs.
It's Time To Count The White Squirrels In OlneyGrowing concern that they might be dwindling toward extinction.
Trump, Others May Not Make It On Illinois Primary BallotFormer Illinois GOP chair says he's seen no evidence of a Trump organization in the state.
Ill. Marijuana Company's $1M Ad Campaign Draws ScrutinyIllinois Department of Agriculture regulations prohibit cultivation centers from marketing products to the public.
MidAmerica Airport Director Fights Back Against CriticsMidAmerica is hoping to generate new excitement and boost business when Allegiant Air begins twice-weekly service to Las Vegas on Nov. 5.

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