• Excerpts from editorials by Illinois newspapers

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    June 30, 2015 The (Bloomington) Pantagraph Democratic duo needs to compromise Gov. Bruce Rauner took the right path last week when he vetoed the out-of-balance budget passed by the General Assembly. The era of approving a budget with no grounding in the real world is over. The only...

  • Gov. Haley vetoes 87 SC budget items tallying $30 million

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley thanked legislators Tuesday after issuing 87 budget vetoes that strike $30 million from the Legislature's budget package. It was the highest number of line-item vetoes Haley has issued in her five years as governor, but the dollar...

  • Churchill renames stakes race for Hall of Fame trainer Lukas

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs has renamed a stakes race to honor Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas. The $175,000 Lukas Classic for 3-year-olds and up on dirt on Sept. 26 will wind down the upcoming 11-date meet at the track he has won the marquee Kentucky Derby and Kentucky...

  • Endangered Mexican gray wolves born at suburban Chicago zoo

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    BROOKFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Officials of a suburban Chicago zoo say the birth of a litter of Mexican gray wolves marks a major milestone in the conservation of an endangered species. The two pups emerged Tuesday from their den at the Brookfield Zoo's wolf habitat and romped through their...

  • List: Colorado Springs area Fourth of July events

    The Gazette
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Here's a list of Fourth of July events in the Colorado Springs area. Friday, July 3 Western Heritage Day Celebration - Horseshoes, crafts, vendors and more, begins at 4 p.m., live music at 7 p.m., watch Fort Carson fireworks, Cheyenne Mountain State Park, 410 JL Ranch Heights Road....

  • New, healthier food options being offered on National Mall

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New food options are being offered on the National Mall, including some healthy options. The National Park Service says concession provider Guest Services has expanded the choices it offers at six kiosks. Some new options include gluten-free and vegetarian choices,...

  • Colorado fishing report for June 30-July 6, 2015

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife -
    Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Conditions Denver Metro Area Aurora Reservoir - Trout fishing from shore is rated as slow to fair. Fish will be deeper so cast out 40-50 yards. Most reports are of trout being caught using power bait from a slip rig and some reports using crawlers and a float. Boaters report success...

  • Living fences make good neighbors, and a good yard

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    "Something there is that doesn't love a wall," wrote the poet Robert Frost. Clearly that something never lived next to a hoarder or a highway. "Whether it's a thing they don't want to look at or hear ... it's 'I love my neighbors, but it's nice to have privacy once in a while," said...

  • List: Public swimming pools (and a beach) in Colorado Springs

    The Gazette
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Want to cool off in Colorado Springs and looking for a public swimming area? Here are some options:  Portal Pool 3535 N. Hancock Ave. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Saturday Noon - 6 p.m. Sunday Monument Valley Pool 220 Mesa Road 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Saturday Noon -...

  • McKinley heads up new class for SC sports hall of fame

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One of the first players South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier signed to turn the program around is now part of the school's athletic hall of fame. The late Kenny McKinley, the school's career leader with 207 receptions, was among eight players elected to the hall....

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