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Gymnast With Prosthetic Leg Performs Flippin' Incredible Balance Beam Routine

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.20.2016 | Good News

This is gymnast's incredible routine will leave you beaming.  Lynn Foster of Rockford, Illinois, recently shared a video of his teen daughter, Ka...

Gen. Colin Powell Should Be on Republican or Democratic 2016 Presidential Ticket

Lonna Saunders | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics
Lonna Saunders

Retired four-star Gen. Colin Powell was the first African-American Secretary of State under President George W. Bush, National Security Advisor under President Reagan, the only African-American to date on the Joint Chiefs of Staff of which he became Chairman, and on and on and on.

Hospital Janitor Plays Piano So Patients, Loved Ones Can 'Forget Their Worries'

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.18.2014 | Good News

This janitor is bringing a little peace to the hearts of hospital visitors through his musical gift. Rolando Maaba, 55, works at Rockford Health S...

3 Killed In Medical Helicopter Crash

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 02.09.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A medical helicopter pilot hit bad weather and was trying to return to the hospital hangar shortly before the aircraft crashed into a ...

'Miracle' Win: High School Football Team Stages Improbable Playoff Comeback

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 02.06.2013 | Sports

A high school football team excited both fans and announcers when it staged an improbable comeback in the fourth quarter of a playoff game on Saturday...

Video Shows Teacher Slamming Student Into Row Of Lockers

Posted 10.17.2012 | Education

The trial of a former Illinois math teacher accused of battery against a student last year started Monday, with prosecutors playing a security tape th...

Ashley Fansler Has One Twin In 2010, The Other In 2011

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ROCKFORD, Ill. — A northern Illinois couple welcomed their new daughter to the world in the last minute of 2010 – and a twin son in the fi...

Woman Faces Death Penalty In Murder Of Newborn

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ROCKFORD, Ill. — Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a woman charged with the murder of a newborn girl whose frozen body was found i...

No Labor Day Weekend Plans? Get Out Of Town, Throw Some Cow Dung

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This weekend, Chicago has a lot going on. There's Jazz Fest near the lake, the North Coast Music Festival in Union Park, a psychedelic art exhibit at ...

Lesbian Hooters Waitress From Illinois A 'Top Model' Contestant

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As fans of "America's Next Top Model" brace themselves for a new season of sassy judges, strange photo shoots and infighting, the new contestants are ...

Chicago-Area Bishops Spent Money Fighting Maine Gay Marriage

Chicago Catholic News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Maine voters decided this past week to overturn their state's controversial same-sex marriage law, they had a little help from several Chicago-area...

Tank Cars Blow Up In Illinois Train Derailment, 1 Killed

AP | CHRISTINA M. WRIGHT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ROCKFORD, Ill. — Railroad tank cars holding thousands of gallons of highly flammable ethanol derailed and exploded in flames, killing a 41-year-...