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...their convention in Boston and painted a vivid portrait of John Kerry as a decorated Vietnam War hero. In a keynote address, Illinois State Sen. Barack Obama said Kerry had long made "tough choices when easier ones were available."Five years ago: The...
Frank Maier Marathon record falls

...Saturday's Douglas Island Half-Marathon with sister Beth Loesch, 30, from Petersburg.Martha Kelly, 39, from Mundelein, Illinois, runs because she loves it."I came up here on vacation and figured I might as well look if there were a run up here...
Alaska Ornamental Iron thrives on metal artistry Fairbanks includes the patio railing of Geraldo's Italian Restaurant, the fence Golden Valley Electric Association's Illinois Street office, the railings along the First Avenue bike path and the public art on the new Veteran's Memorial Bridge on...
David Raymond Richert

...recently Sun City West, Arizona, passed away suddenly on June 24, 2014 in Arizona. He was born on June 5, 1943 in Palatine, Illinois, the youngest of seven children, and was raised on the family farm in North Branch, Minnesota.After graduating from high...
Today in History's first transfer of power from one democratically elected civilian leader to another in six decades.In 1994, Kim Il Sung, North Korea's communist leader since 1948, died at age 82.Ten years ago: Adelphia Communications Corp. founder John...
Elliot edges Hitchcock in Governors Cup

...Kelsey Stockert, 00:22:32.00, F, 22, Mapleton, IL, 9/19-2915. Brian Ewing, 00:22:37.00, M, 54...11-1318. Drake Stockert, 00:23:44.00, M, 64, Mapleton, Illinois, 9/60+19. Alberta Laktonen , 00:23:47.00, F, 38...

...Smith in an 18-hole playoff. Smith beats McDermont by four strokes and Macdonald Smith by six.1921 - The University of Illinois wins the first NCAA track and field championships with 20¼ points. Notre Dame finishes second with 16¾ points.1941...
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Top stars to help at Fast Break camp

...on the campus of the University of Illinois."I have been coaching and working at a high school in Champagne Illinois," Rhea said. "I was the head coach...laboratory school of the University of Illinois, meaning it was originally founded...


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