- Few Southeast students face suspension, expulsion for sexual assaults, campus paper finds (4/25/17)5
- Pilot House goes smoke-free (4/23/17)10
- Woman battered after smashing boyfriend's meth pipe against wall, police say (4/25/17)1
- Event includes the first public tour of 200-year-old Elmwood Manor (4/23/17)3
- BBB warns Jackson man's online business might not be legit (4/24/17)
- Cape councilman Bob Fox to run for mayor (4/21/17)5
- Cape couple turns their home into cozy, comfortable music venue (4/24/17)
- Perryville family organizing bone-marrow drive Friday for ailing 6-year-old boy (4/26/17)
- Without city record, Marie Street residents on hook for thousands in sewer repairs (4/19/17)7
- Sikeston man charged in shooting death of Cape man (4/23/17)
Nation briefs 1/15/07
Obama: Word of bid for president coming soon
CHICAGO -- Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., said Sunday that he'll announce a decision about whether to launch a presidential bid "fairly soon." Speaking from Chicago on CBS' "Face the Nation," Obama wouldn't say much else about a presidential campaign, saying only he's still debating whether to run. "I will have something to say about that fairly soon," he said. "And obviously, there's been a lot of talk. It's something that I've been considering." Obama is thought to be an early favorite for the Democratic nomination, even though he's been mum about his future prospects. The first-term senator has gained national attention since being sworn in to office in 2005. He has recently made appearances in key primary states and even garnered a paparazzi photo mention in People magazine. Obama has hired policy, research and press staff for a campaign to be run from Chicago, according to several Democrats. And a senior aide to the senator, Steve Hildebrand, recently told potential Iowa supporters that word of his plans could come early this week.
Man sets world record on stationary bike
BURR RIDGE, Ill. -- George Hood, who hoped to pedal his way into Guinness Book of World Records, got his wish Saturday night. The 49-year-old Aurora resident began riding a stationary bike at the Five Seasons Sports Club in Burr Ridge at 4 a.m. Wednesday and surpassed the previous record of 82 hours by 8:28 p.m. Saturday. He stopped several minutes before midnight after completing his goal of 85 hours. "He's very grateful -- and very tired," said Matt Baron, a spokesman for Five Seasons. Baron said Hood was talking and thanking his supporters right up to the end, but was taken by paramedics to Adventist Hinsdale Hospital as a precaution after he got off the bike. "He'll be under observation for a while, and they're going to administer fluids," Baron said.
-- From wire reports