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    Thunder hammer Rockets to take over NBA lead

    by  • December 30, 2013 • Sports

    UNDATED (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder are the first NBA team to 25 wins this season after a lopsided game against the Houston Rockets. Kevin Durant had 33 points, 13 rebounds and five assists as the Thunder destroyed the Rockets 117-86. Jeremy Lamb added a career-high 22 points and five assists to help...

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    US routs Germany

    by  • December 30, 2013 • Sports

    Defending champion United States wraps up a spot in the playoff round in the world junior hockey tournament with an 8-0 win over Germany, Notre Dame’s Vince Hinostroza scored twice and added two assists.

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    Map shows where interstate speed limit will increase

    by  • December 27, 2013 • News

    Illinois transportation officials have announced locations along interstates where the speed limit will increase to 70 mph. The Illinois Department of Transportation says about 87 percent of interstate highways and 98 percent of rural interstates under its jurisdiction will be increased to 70 mph. A new law takes effect Jan. 1 increasing the maximum...

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    AP Exclusive: IDOC intake center focus of Ill. crowding

    by  • December 27, 2013 • News

    By JOHN O’CONNOR, AP Political Writer : December 27, 2013 : Updated: December 27, 2013 5:08pm SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Inside what could be Illinois’ most important correctional facility — its main inmate intake center — hundreds of newly convicted prisoners are sleeping in a gym, a health care unit, converted common spaces and...

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    Obit: E. Wayne Berry

    by  • December 27, 2013 • Obituaries

    HOFFMAN — E. Wayne Berry, 66, of Hoffman, formerly of Sandoval died Friday, December 27, 2013 at his home after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born the son of Earnest LeRoy and Treva Pauline (Durall) Berry on May 10, 1947 in Salem. He married Deen Fogliasso on August 4, 1995 in Branson,...

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