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    Halloween events & attractions in the QC

    Alpha, IL - Country Corner Farm Market and Pumpkin Patch offers a corn maze, pumpkins, and special events during October. Open 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday – Saturday; 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday. For information call 309-629-2359 or visit their website. Alpha, IL – Flashlight Maze and Zombie Paintball Train at the Country Corner Farm Market includes paintball activity, 8 acre corn maze, and bonfires. Friday and Saturday nights through October from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Click […]

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    Listen: Bustos’ staffer resigns after recorded remarks released

    Congressional candidates Bobby Schilling and Cheri Bustos and their staffers were involved with a back-and-forth over an audio recording that left a Bustos employee out of work.

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    Two cars crash shortly after motorcyclist collides with deer near Danville, Iowa

    Two cars collided trying to avoid debris from an earlier crash with a motorcycle and a deer. According to the Des Moines County Sheriff, 23-year-old Joe Roth was on New Highway 34 near Roosevelt Road by Danville Wednesday, October 29 when he hit a deer. That crash happened just before 7 p.m., and shortly after, a Galesburg woman, 54-year-old Gail Schultz, came upon the crash site and slowed down to avoid debris. As she slowed down, she was hit by […]

  • John Spinello, photo from I Love Operation website

    Inventor of childhood game ‘Operation’ in need of operation

    The Illinois inventor of the classic childhood game “Operation” is in need of an operation himself. John Spinello, from Bloomingdale, Illinois came up with the idea for the game in 1962 while he was studying at University of Illinois, according to Chicago Tribune. He later sold the game license to Milton Bradley. Spinello was paid $500 for the invention. Roughly 50 years after the game was born, Spinello – now age 77, learned he needed oral surgery, but doesn’t have […]

  • Kilauea Lava flow

    Hawaii volcano: Lava inches closer to homes, but some might stay

    A 2,000-degree river of lava could swallow a dozen Hawaiian homes in the next couple of days -- and there's nothing anyone can do about it.

  • Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift’s new single to benefit NYC schools

    Taylor Swift bought a $20 million townhouse in Manhattan this year, and it seems like she really wants her new home town to like her.

  • Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds use its territory to reinforce Kobani

    Poll: Americans losing confidence air strikes alone will defeat ISIS

    Americans still strongly support airstrikes against ISIS -- but they're losing confidence that the strikes will wipe out the group's military capability, a new poll shows.

  • Homecoming photo posted to Facebook, Jamie Pereira and Tito Velez

    Two students suspended after posting controversial Facebook photo

    Two high school students say they’re facing expulsion over a photo posted to Facebook.

  • Ebola virus

    School temporarily bans student over Ebola fears after returning from wedding in Africa

    Due to fears of Ebola, an elementary-aged girl was banned from school after returning from West Africa with her family. Stephen Opayemi, the student’s father, said his family attended a wedding in Nigeria, and were gone from October 2 through October 12, according to a report by Fox CT. When they came back to their Milford, Connecticut home on the 13th, they were told the third-grade girl could not come to school for three weeks. Opayemi took legal action against […]

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    Photos: Boo at the Zoo 2014 Day 1

    Pumpkins, Minions, superheroes and crayons of all kinds showed up for some trick-or-treating at Niabi Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo Saturday, October 25, 2014. Boo at the Zoo continued on Sunday. Check out photos from Day 2! Did you take some photos of your own? Share them here!

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    Two teens killed in Whiteside County rollover crash

    Two teens were killed in a crash in rural Erie, Illinois.

  • Oscar Taveras

    Former Bandits player Oscar Taveras dies in car crash

    St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras has died in a car crash.

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