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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, October 13

175 years ago today, Henry Jones and 11 others founded B'nai B'rith in New York City—the oldest Jewish service organization in the world. The new...

Good News in History Sept 22

Happy 60th birthday to Joan Jett, who took her mother’s maiden name and jetted to fame as the founding member and singer of The...

Good News in History, September 7

50 years ago today, the members of Led Zeppelin—Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham—made their live debut in the outskirts...

Teacher Goes Above and Beyond to Help Teen Mom Years After Having Her in Class

This Chicago teacher did not hesitate to help a former student after she received a message at 3 in the morning last week.

Good News in History, August 29

60 years ago today, Michael Joseph Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana. The singer, songwriter who started with the Jackson Five at age 5...

Good News in History, August 27

On this day 65 years ago, the Hollywood film Roman Holiday was released. Shot at iconic locations all around Rome, the romantic comedy by...

Forgiving the Unforgivable: Mom Worked With Daughter’s Killers to Bring Hope to a Desperate Community

One of the most remarkable stories of forgiveness had its sad beginning 25 years ago this month, so we reached out to the California...

How to Build Rapport With Everyone by Learning the 3 Types of Body Language

If you want to be a master of persuasion and social prowess, all you have to do is learn to recognize the three different kinds of body language.

Man Risks Life to Save His Parrot From Deep Mud, Heroes Come to Rescue

When a devoted man risked his life to save his pet bird from “quicksand”, the pair of them were finally saved by a team of local rescuers.

Watching This Little Girl Read to a Sleepy Cat is the Video to Soothe Your Soul

This video of a little girl and her feline friend reading a bedtime story is the perfect antidote to a stressful day.

Good News in History, August 12

50 years ago today, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham played together for the first time, in a room below...

Centenarian’s Wrong Number Call Results in New Best Friend and 10-Hour Road Trip!

Irene and Rosa are a perfect example of how the simplest mistakes can lead to the most wonderful outcomes.

Good News in History, July 23

35 years ago today, an Air Canada 767 jet ran out of fuel at 41,000 feet elevation but, thanks to the pilot's experience in...

When Cop With Cancer Refuses to Stop Working, Dozens of City Workers Donate Their Sick Days

Editor's Note: this town was previously featured on GNN as one of the finalists for the Top 10 Nicest Places in America competition from...