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  Associated PressCHAMPAIGN -- It took more than three years for Nicholas Sheley to go to trial in the first of eight slayings authorities allege he committed during a two-state crime spree.

After fast verdict, killing spree cases could slow

Updated: 9/25/2011 11:10 AM

  A former Illinois appellate judge is complaining that police aren't doing enough to protect his family farm from burglars he says have "raped" the property of everything from American Indian artifacts to his Purple Heart and an estimated $100,000 in...

Ex-judge angered by burglaries at family farm

Updated: 9/25/2011 01:28 PM

  Authorities say a 21-year-old man was killed while trying to build a grain bin in southern Illinois' Perry County.

Southern Ill. man killed trying to build grain bin

Updated: 9/25/2011 11:10 AM

  Rights groups and the AP have gathered testimony from victims confirming that even under the new Myanmar government, the army is still subjecting citizens to forced relocation, forced labor, gang-rape and extrajudicial killings. Amnesty...

Myanmar residents live in fear of army

Updated: 9/23/2011 03:59 PM

  Dying of cancer, a man who'd survived 60 combat missions in Vietnam had one more task to complete. Marshall MClain wanted to give his name to the little girl who'd been the light of his life these past six months. More importantly, he wanted Alyssa...

A dying man's race to adopt, and a small miracle

Updated: 9/23/2011 03:59 PM

  Illinois led the nation last year with 10 grain bin entrapments and five deaths. Nationally, more than 50 men and children were engulfed in grain bins last year, with half ending in fatalities.

Training preps grain bin rescuers

Updated: 9/23/2011 03:59 PM

  Ellaine Kiriluk of The Buddy Foundation offers suggestions on how to create an emergency kit for your animals -- something she says every pet owner should have.

Prepare a kit for your pet in case of emergency

Updated: 9/22/2011 03:39 PM

  A plane carrying tourists to view Mount Everest crashed while attempting to land in dense fog in Nepal on Sunday, police and eyewitnesses said. A witness said 18 bodies were pulled out of the wreckage of the plane, which was carrying 19 people.

Plane with 19 people on board crashes in Nepal

Updated: 9/25/2011 12:31 AM

  Cubs scouting report

Cubs scouting report

Updated: 9/25/2011 06:32 PM

  Scouting report: White Sox vs. Blue Jays

White Sox scouting report

Updated: 9/25/2011 04:51 PM

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