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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, August 17

60 years ago today, the American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis released Kind of Blue, the highly influential best-selling jazz record of all time. Regarded...

Good News in History, August 12

Happy 70th Birthday to Mark Knopfler, the British singer-songwriter, guitarist, and co-founder of Dire Straits. They had the No.1 single in the U.S. in...

Optimistic People Shown to Sleep Better and Longer

Having an optimistic attitude does a lot more than just improve your mood—this new research says that it helps you get a better nights sleep.

Good News in History, July 26

Happy 74th Birthday to Helen Mirren, the Brilliant British actress who was nominated for an Oscar three times before winning the golden statue, playing...

Good News in History, July 23

Happy Birthday to Harry Potter—the actor Daniel Radcliffe—who turns 30 years old today. At age 11, he was cast as Potter in the debut...

Good News in History, July 21

120 years ago today, the novelist and journalist Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois. His elegant, yet lean style of writing—which he...

After $9 Was Stolen From Girl’s Lemonade Stand, Community Gives Her $350 to Pay It Forward

After a group of youngsters stole $9 from a little girl running a lemonade stand, dozens of neighbors rallied behind her charitable mission.

Good News in History, July 16

50 years ago today, the first manned space mission that would land a man on the moon, Apollo 11, launched from Kennedy Space Center...

Good News in History, June 28

100 years year ago today, the League of Nations was founded as the world’s first intergovernmental organization whose principal mission was to maintain world...

Watch Delighted 91-Year-old Fulfill Lifelong Fantasy of Crashing a Car Through a Garage Door

This was no accident. When 91-year-old Walter Thomas of Woodstock, Illinois rammed a car through a garage door, it was a very deliberate dream come true.

Good News in History, June 16

20 years ago today, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that a federal music piracy law does not prohibit a palm-sized device...

After Breakthrough Trials, Alzheimer’s Vaccine That Uses the Body’s Immune System May Soon Be Tested on Humans

After the Alzheimer’s vaccine produced surprisingly good results in mice, researchers are now looking for funding to test the vaccine on humans.

Good News in History, June 14

On this day 110 years ago, Burl Ives, the genteel American folk singer, banjoist, and actor was born in Illinois. Beloved as the narrator...

After Seeing Homeless Man Trip On Worn-Out Shoes, Policeman Hands Him the Pair Off His Own Feet

When this compassionate cop saw a homeless man trip over his worn out shoes, he offered up his very own pair of kicks for the man to have.