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Records: Student-loan forgiveness has halted under Trump

Added: 27.07.2017 17:10 | 11 views | 0 comments

The U.S. Education Department has not approved any applications for student-loan forgiveness in cases of possible fraud since President Donald Trump took office, according to records sent to an Illinois senator.
Democratic Sen. Richard Durbin released those records Wednesday and blasted the department...


Study: Vegetable-Derived Compound May Counter Cognitive Aging

Added: 27.07.2017 11:19 | 10 views | 0 comments

A recent study led by University of Illinois researchers found that middle-aged adults with higher levels of lutein - a nutrient found in green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale, as well as avocados and eggs - had neural responses that were more on par with younger individuals than with their peers. Lutein is [...]

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Money for Illinois schools in limbo amid political bickering

Added: 26.07.2017 23:30 | 12 views | 0 comments

A special legislative session ordered by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner devolved into political bickering on Wednesday, leaving the state no closer to having a new school funding formula in place to ensure its more than 850 districts can begin classes on time.


Illinois Tool Works Sees Margin Expansion and Earnings Growth

Added: 26.07.2017 15:31 | 3 views | 0 comments

The industrial company's run of good results continues, but its revenue growth rate could slow in the third quarter.

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Raw: Northern Illinois Floods Worse After Storms

Added: 25.07.2017 7:59 | 17 views | 0 comments

Severe thunderstorms that brought heavy rain, hail and strong winds to northern Illinois have exacerbated recent flooding in some areas. The storms caused flood levels to rise, just as they were going down. (July 25)

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Illinois governor orders special session on school funding

Added: 24.07.2017 20:39 | 13 views | 0 comments

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner on Monday called for a special legislative session starting on Wednesday to secure a school funding system before classes start next month.

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Guess Who This Hair Cuttin' Cutie Turned Into!

Added: 24.07.2017 8:00 | 23 views | 0 comments

Before this stylish mini man took his musical talents to Hollywood, he was just another combed over cutie growing up in Wilmette, Illinois. Can you guess who he is?


Bag of NASA moon dust sells for $1.8M at auction

Added: 21.07.2017 5:55 | 8 views | 0 comments

A bag of moon dust from NASA’s Apollo 11 mission – which a woman bought for $995 in 2015 -- sold for $1.8 million at a Sotheby’s auction this week following an intense court battle. The bag, filled with moon dust by astronaut Neil Armstrong during the first manned mission to the moon in July 1969, had previously been misidentified and mistakenly sold at an online government auction.NASA’s attempt to retrieve the bag failed after a federal judge in December ruled it legally belonged to a Chicago-area woman who bought it two years ago.The buyer in Tuesday’s auction declined to be identified. The pre-sale estimate was $2 million to $4 million.Details of the 2015 purchase were made public during the court case.Investigators seized the bag in 2003 after searching a garage of a man later convicted of stealing and selling museum artifacts, including some on loan from NASA.The bag then went up for bid at a government auction in 2015, where Nancy Carlson, of Inverness, Illinois, paid $995 to acquire the ordinary-looking bag made of white Beta cloth and polyester, with rubberized nylon and a brass zipper.Carlson, a collector, knew the bag had been used in a space flight, but she didn't know which one. She sent the bag to NASA for testing, but the government agency tried to keep it after identifying its contents. The artifact “belongs to the American people,” NASA said then.But U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten, in Wichita, Kansas, ruled in favor of Carlson, acknowledging that although the item shouldn’t have been sold at auction in the first place, he didn’t have the authority to reverse the sale. He ordered the government to return it to Carlson.The judge said the importance and desirability of the bag stemmed solely from the efforts of NASA employees whose “amazing technical achievements, skill and courage in landing astronauts on the moon and returning them safely have not been replicated in the almost half a century since the Apollo 11 landing.”When it comes to moon landings, this week’s auction was far from the final frontier.A group called For All Moonkind Inc. mentioned the moon bag this week while campaigning for “measures to preserve and protect the six Apollo lunar landing sites.” It plans to take up the issue next month at the Starship Congress 2017 in California.Also getting out-of-this-world interest at the auction was the Flown Apollo 13 Flight Plan, with handwritten notations by all three crew members. It sold to an online bidder for $275,000, well above its pre-sale estimate high of $40,000.The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Illinois dodges downgrade to 'junk'

Added: 20.07.2017 22:10 | 31 views | 0 comments

Illinois has just barely avoided the dishonor of becoming America's first "junk" state.


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