Bees have bombarded the Australian city of Adelaide with swarms making their temporary homes on vehicles. (Sept. 26)
Illinois has some absurd state and city laws still on the books. Here are a few of the funniest ones.
Every time you think the news from Florida can't get weirder, along comes a character like Jonathan Crenshaw.
BROOKFIELD — A rhinoceros at a suburban Chicago zoo has undergone what's believed to be the first CT scan performed on the species. It was no easy task.
WASHINGTON — Global warming is making the world's oceans sicker, depleting them of oxygen and harming delicate coral reefs more often, two studies show.
Come Aug. 7, couples seeking a quickie Las Vegas wedding can tie the knot at a Taco Bell Cantina on The Strip.
GREENFIELD, Wis. — A group that skipped out on a tab has returned to pay up after the suburban Milwaukee bar used Facebook shaming in an effort to collect.
DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler and Google for the first time will offer rides to the public in the self-driving vehicles they are building under an expanding partnership.
CHICAGO — At the Shedd Aquarium, Magellanic and rockhopper penguins are in the midst of creating perfect love nests using twigs and rocks in preparation for mating season. But a twist has developed.
DECATUR – Three-year-old Sophie Baggett had just gone eyeball-to-eyeball with the official Illinois State Reptile on Sunday afternoon, and her Mom was delighted.
MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) — A pet squirrel named Joey prevented a burglary attempt in Idaho last week by scratching the teen suspect when he tried to break into a gun safe, police said.
DECATUR – Police say Central Illinois criminal life is now imitating art after the discovery of ecstasy pills shaped like the face of Walter White, the lead character played by actor Bryan Cranston in the television series “Breaking Bad.”
NEW YORK (AP) — Attention, word nerds: This is your bonus round, courtesy of Merriam-Webster.
DECATUR – Police say a Decatur family fight, sparked by cheating allegations, resulted at one point Friday night with a husband fighting his wife, her son, her brother and landing a kick on her daughter.
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — The handlers of Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, say the furry rodent has "predicted" six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow.
EPPING, N.H. (AP) — Police say two employees at a New Hampshire Burger King have been arrested on drug charges after authorities were tipped off that drive-thru customers who asked for extra crispy fries got marijuana with their meal.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Think it's hard for firefighters to rescue a cat in a tree? Try a cow in a swimming pool.
PERKASIE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania high school is apologizing after students were given a math homework assignment that asked which family member had sexually assaulted a girl.
NEW YORK (AP) — A 12-year-old New York City boy is accused of pulling a gun on a classmate and demanding that she give him her chicken nugget.
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Taco Bell plans to go nationwide this month with its latest concoction: a taco with a shell made entirely out of fried chicken.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Water Department says a water main break caused a sinkhole to open up on a street in the city's Fishtown section that was large enough to swallow two cars.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Once Samuel L. Jackson appeared in the Mideast hotspot of Dubai, it really was only a matter of time before the snake on a plane would turn up too.
DIXON, Ill. (AP) — A plan to erect a statute of President Ronald Reagan as a young lifeguard is on hold in his hometown.
PARSONSFIELD, Maine (AP) — Residents of a tiny hamlet knew what they had to do when the only snowplow driver in town quit after a massive storm: They grabbed shovels and got to work.
DECATUR – Mildred “Millie” Hicks hadn't thought much about Donald Trump until he burst onto the political scene and pulled off a shocking presidential election victory that left legions of wrong-footed political pundits flush with embarrassment.