| May 3, 2015
| 10:14 AM
Take a friend fishing. Don't vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton. Buy a lottery ticket. And keep Mom away from my ashes.
These are among thousands of emotional, humorous, sometimes snarky requests inserted into published obituaries, attributed to the...
| May 2, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Q: The Executive of the Year vote has to irk Pat Riley. Mitch Kupchak and Sam Hinkie got votes, while Riley did not get one single vote? The discovery of Hassan Whiteside and acquisition of Goran Dragic did not impress anyone outside Miami. The results...
| May 1, 2015
| 8:55 AM
Alexander Hamilton's face proudly adorns the $10 bill. But it's hard to imagine the founding father and treasury secretary, with all his famous ambition, ever anticipating just how many of those bills people would delightedly fork over one day to see a...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 4:00 PM
A top Jamaican law enforcement officer testifying in a North Dakota trial said Thursday his country is making progress in disrupting lottery scams but that many children still want to grow up to be fraudsters.
Cpl. Kevin Watson testified in Bismarck...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 7:07 PM
Rabid bat found in Frankfort
A live bat trapped in Frankfort represents Will County's first confirmed case of rabies among wildlife this year, according to the Will County Health Department.
The bat was trapped Friday while hanging on to the base of a...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 8:38 AM
Patricia Easley of Gurnee won a top prize of $50,000 when she scratched a Gold Rush instant lottery ticket.
Easley has lived in Lake County for 10 years. She was at home when she scratched the ticket and discovered her $50,000 win, according to a...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 8:15 AM
One upside to the drought: Hikers eager to summit Yosemite's Half Dome will have more time to try this year. The all-important cables that allow hikers to scale the final 400-foot pitch of the granite face will be in place starting Saturday, three weeks...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 12:04 AM
The Virginia Lottery says a Mega Millions ticket worth $1 million was sold in Henrico County.
Nobody won Tuesday's jackpot, but someone who bought a ticket at a 7-Eleven store near the Richmond International Airport matched the first five numbers and...
| Apr 24, 2015
| 8:03 AM
A New Lenox police officer will be one of Plainfield's newest village trustees thanks to a lucky bingo ball.
Brian Wojowski was declared the winner of the April 7 election after a lottery Friday to break a tie between him and candidate Michael Lambert....
| Apr 23, 2015
| 7:02 AM
Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort plans to build an outdoor smoking patio that would have video lottery slot machines and gaming tables.
A countywide ban on smoking in enclosed public spaces goes into effect July 1. The ban adopted by the Hancock...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 4:11 PM
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore would pay $8,000 and Maryland Live $1,000 in sanctions to settle allegations they allowed underage customers inside.
They are among four Maryland casinos with which state gambling regulators have reached consent agreements to...