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Hannah Smith Miss Illinois 2011 says farewell to the Windy City from the Skydeck
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On the “Ledge” wondering who will be our next Miss Illinois? Will she be from your home town or perhaps the same university?

While we won’t know WHO she is until Saturday Night, June 30th we do know she will be beautiful inside and out, highly talented, motivated … Read more ›

The first photo of Sen. Mark Kirk was released Tuesday, three months after the Illinois Republican suffered a stroke. (Handout) (Office of Sen. Mark Kirk / April 24, 2012)

First photo of U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk since stroke is released

More than three months after he suffered a large stroke, Sen. Mark Kirk was shown in a photo released today by the Rehabilitation Institute of … Read more ›

Kim and Khloe Kardashian blow kisses to the crowd at Sears April 20. (Heather Leszczewicz/TribLocal)

Kim and Khloe Kardashian come to town

It was a madhouse at the Woodfield Mall Sears April 20 when reality TV stars Kim and Khloe Kardashian, along with their mother Kris Jenner, … Read more ›

Mike Iaconelli with two big tournament bass.   Photo by BASS and Rob Russow
From the community

Is it Ike’s turn?

After a year of fishing in a variety of tournaments across the nation, 49 of the best anglers will finally compete in the 2012 Bassmaster … Read more ›

ECC honors longest serving professor

Elgin Community College named a street on campus in honor of its longest-serving professor, who died last year. The Board of Trustees decided recently to … Read more ›

Nick Tassoni (left) with his father David and Nick’s state-record walleye (ILDNR Photo)
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Teen catches new Illinonis State Record Walleye

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources reported this afternoon that a 15 year old boy from Rockford caught a new State Record walleye. On January … Read more ›

Don Dziedzina with some nice bluegills caught through the ice.
From the community

Ice Fishing will come

The cold blast the swept across the Midwest brought some ice to the many or our smaller ponds in northern Illinois and to the channels … Read more ›

Don Dziedzina, his daughter Lisa and their hunting partner Wager
From the community

Why do we hunt?

We’re well into the hunting season. Many of us have done well so far and yet many are also looking forward to see how the … Read more ›

Lee DeWyze Dropped By RCA Records

The Hollywood Reporter reports: He avoided elimination all through his American Idol run, but Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze has reached the end of the … Read more ›

Siblings Kristin Doyle, left; Kevin Doyle, center; and Kelly Paroubek lost their mother to murder in 1993. They work together on the Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation, which helps youngsters who lost their parents or guardians to murder. (Sheryl DeVore/Tribune)

Foundation helps kids whose parents have been murdered

Joshua  Cooper was  3 when his father was murdered. The boy  kept that secret  to himself,  never telling his friends, until just recently. Now, 15 … Read more ›