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Texas Superman Cop Drives 11 Hours to Illinois to Surprise Sick Boy

Since he can't actually fly, this Texas Superman drove 11 hours to Illinois to surprise a seven-year-old cancer patient. Senior Corporal Damon Cole of the Dallas...
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Illinois Teen Pulls Woman From Path of Moving Train

A high school student from West Frankfort, Illinois is being hailed a hero after pulling a grandmother off the railroad tracks in the path of...
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Illinois Abortions at Record Low

Abortions reported in Illinois reached a 37-year low in 2010, the lowest total since 1973, the year the procedure was legalized in the United...
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Illinois Abolishes Death Penalty to Avoid Mistaken Executions

Illinois has banned the death penalty, becoming the sixteenth state to abolish capital punishment. Gov. Patrick Quinn signed the bill to end the...
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Illinois Doctor Offers Free Treatment in Recession

A small ad was placed in a Central Illinois newspaper by a local doctor who offered that for the duration of the calendar...

Rare Okapi Born at Illinois Zoo

The Brookfield Zoo proudly announced this week the birth of a new baby okapi — an endangered animal known to be native only to a...

Good News in History, July 16

100 years ago today, George Mueller, “the father of the space shuttle”, was born. The electrical engineer was the NASA administrator who headed the...

Good News in History, June 28

On this day 15 years ago, audiences first enjoyed “Pirates of the Caribbean,” when the film premiered at Disneyland, the famous park with its...

Teacher Carries 60-Pound Student on Her Back, Not Wanting Anyone to Be Left Out of Camping Trip

Not only that, the teacher shelled out $300 of her own money so she could carry the student for the entirety of the weekend trip.

Good News in History, June 16

40 years ago today, Grease hit big screens with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John dancing and singing their way into American culture. A love...

Good News in History, June 8

65 years ago today, the US Supreme Court unanimously ruled that restaurants in Washington, DC could not refuse to serve black patrons, invalidating “separate...

Dying Grandma Was Too Sick to Attend, So College Baseball Team Took the Game to Her

Marilyn Seavers was too weak from chemotherapy to leave her house for her grandson's baseball game back in March – so the team brought the game to her instead.

8th Grader Saves All Year for Spring Break So She Can Pay For Low-Income People’s Laundry

This eighth-grader was heartbroken by how some of her fellow students did not always have clean clothes to wear – so she decided to pay for their laundry herself.

Instead of Elephants, This Family Circus Features Happy Rescue Dogs as the Stars

There are few things better in the world than the smell of popcorn, cotton candy, and a glittering show, but one circus in Illinois...

Comfy Armchairs Pouring in For Animal Shelter So Every Pet Can Have a Spot

Since posting an adorable 10-second video of their lounging dogs, this Illinois shelter has received dozens more chairs for their other animal residents.

Good News in History, March 9

On this day 33 years ago, the first-ever Adopt-a-Highway sign was erected on Highway 69 in Texas. It promoted the Tyler Civitan Club in...

Power is Restored to Puerto Rican School Thanks to Boy’s Generous Heart

If it had not been for the kindness of a 7-year-old boy from Buffalo, Illinois, these Puerto Rican students may still have been sitting in darkness.

Grandfather Can’t Stop Laughing When He Finally Discovers the Hiding Place of His Missing Phone

When this bamboozled grandfather was unable to find his ringing phone, a group of his family members all joined in on the search for...

Good News in History, February 14

200 years ago marks the day Frederick Douglass, the former slave who became an abolitionist author, dazzling orator, and statesman, was born. Born in Maryland...
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Good News in History, January 16

  On this day 26 years ago, El Salvador signed a pact with rebel leaders ending 12 years of civil war that had killed at...