Illinois

A handheld biosensor was developed by researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Smartphone cradle, app detect toxins, bacteria

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — Afraid there may be peanuts or other allergens hiding in that cookie? Thanks to a cradle and app that turn your smartphone into a handheld biosensor, you may soon be able […]

08/02/2013

Man repays insurance money with 4 tons of coins

MARION, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois businessman has paid off part of a court-ordered legal settlement with nearly four tons of quarters packed into dozens of bags. Roger Herrin, of Harrisburg, was ordered by […]

08/01/2013

In this undated photo provided by Brookhaven National Laboratory, a bird’s-eye view of the Muon g-2 ring, 50-foot electromagnet, is ready to be transported across the Brookhaven National Laboratory site on New York's Long Island. (AP Photo/Brookhaven National Laboratory)

Mysterious giant magnet attracts rock-star status

GLEN ELLYN, Ill. (AP) — It skipped tolls. It had a Twitter hashtag and a GPS tracker. It even posed for photos with groupies. The 50-foot-wide, 15-ton electromagnet attracted a sensation wherever it went during […]

07/26/2013

Giant electromagnet moves down Interstate 88 in Naperville, Ill., Friday, July 26, 2013 on its way to Fermilab. The electromagnet is 50 feet wide, weighs more than 15 tons and has taken a month to transport 3,200 miles from New York to Illinois. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)

After tedious trip, giant magnet reaches Illinois lab

BATAVIA, Ill. (AP) — Without twisting even an eighth of an inch, a 50-foot-wide electromagnet resembling a flying saucer finished an arduous 3,200-mile trip across land and sea on Friday, arriving at an Illinois laboratory […]

07/26/2013

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Toddler who received lab-made windpipe dies

CHICAGO (AP) — A 2-year-old girl who was implanted with a windpipe grown from her own stem cells has died, three months after she became the youngest person to receive the experimental treatment. Hannah Warren […]

07/08/2013

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Whole Foods Cheese Recall

NEW YORK (AP) – Whole Foods Market Inc. is recalling Crave Brothers Les Freres cheese in response to an outbreak of a bacterial infection that has sickened people in several states and killed at least […]

07/05/2013

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Chicago prepares for new concealed carry gun law

CHICAGO (AP) — This city, where violent street gangs shoot it out dozens of times a week despite some of the nation’s toughest restrictions on guns, now faces a new challenge: Well-meaning citizens with the […]

06/28/2013

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Rising Mississippi River threatening towns

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mississippi River communities scrambling Tuesday to fend off the rain-engorged waterway got discouraging news: More rains looming across much of the nation’s midsection threatened to slow the potential retreat of the […]

06/04/2013

Wet spring brings troubling start to corn planting

ST. LOUIS (AP) — John Reifsteck looks out at his muddy 1,800-acre central Illinois farm and wonders when he’ll get to plant. Like so many other Midwest growers who were praying for rain during the […]

05/08/2013

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Police say 5 people found dead in small Illinois town

MANCHESTER, Ill. (AP) — The bodies of five people who had been shot to death were found early Wednesday in a house in a tiny southwestern Illinois town, and authorities said a suspect was injured and taken into custody a short time later.

04/24/2013

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