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SLIDESHOW: Tight security doesn't dampen mood for Boston Marathon

There are helicopters circling overhead, and bomb-sniffing dogs are checking through trash cans, as runners make their way along the route of the Boston Marathon.
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Rockford gas prices down 2.1 cents in last week

The average price of gas in the Rockford area dropped 2.1 cents per gallon over the last week, to reach an average of $3.70. More>>

Air Canada caught throwing luggage

Have you ever wondered what happens to your carry-on luggage when you're told to gate-check it at the airport?
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Illinois State Police announce results of Winnebago County patrol

Illinois State Police District 16 Troopers have announced the results of an Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement conducted in Winnebago County on April 19. More>>

Police still searching for southern Illinois jail escapee

Police are still looking for a drug defendant who escaped from a jail in Bond County Friday night. More>>

Man dies in Fox River kayaking accident

Police say a 26-year-old Bloomington man is dead after a weekend kayaking accident on the Fox River near Geneva. More>>

Despite risks, kids prescribed codeine in ER

A new study shows the painkiller codeine is too often prescribed to children when other alternatives are available, like dark honey for cough. More>>

Parents: 234 girls kidnapped from Nigerian school

CHIBOK, Nigeria (AP) — Parents say 234 girls are missing from the northeast Nigerian school attacked last week by Islamic extremists, up significantly from the 85 reported by education officials. More>>

New drone strike in Yemen kills al-Qaida militants

Yemeni security officials and tribal chiefs say that a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed several al-Qaida militants in the country's south, including a local militant commander. More>>

California teen survives trip on wheel well of Maui flight

Despite frigid temperatures and a lack of oxygen, a 16-year-old Santa Clara, California, boy made it all the way to Hawaii in the wheel well of a flight to Maui. More>>

Two Men Killed in Rock County Motorcycle Hit & Run Accident

Yesterday around 8 p.m. deputies from the Rock County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a report of a crash involving a vehicle versus a group of motorcycles on East U.S. Highway 14 right near E. Old Humes Road in Harmony Township . More>>

Illinois video gaming exclusion list in the works

Anti-gambling advocates want more people included on a possible state exclusion list. More>>

Former Dixon comptroller doesn't plan to appeal prison sentence

A convicted former Lee County bookkeeper won't try to reduce her 20-year prison sentence. More>>

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