Benton Evening News - Benton, IL
Updated at 1:58 PM

Having attracted 3 million visitors to the lake area last year alone, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Rend Lake Area Tourism Council are teaming up to share the task of marketing to an even larger audience."We’re in the recreation business, and recreation means tourism," said Mark Roderick, assistant operations manager for the army corps Rend Lake Project Office.

Updated at 1:42 PM

Sesser Youth and Activity Planners is the group behind a myriad of free and low-cost events aimed at getting families out of the house and into the community.

Updated at 1:24 PM

Wealthy eccentric Robert Durst agreed Monday to face a murder charge in Los Angeles in the shooting 15 years ago of a mobster's daughter who vouched for him after his wife disappeared. But one of his lawyers said the trip may be delayed by new...

Posted at 2:05 PM

Good news, Dancing with the Stars fans: Playing along with the show at home doesn't have...

Updated at 12:14 PM

Embattled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Monday that a Palestinian state will not be established if he is re-elected, as part of frantic last-minute campaigning ahead of parliamentary elections.

Posted at 11:45 AM

ESPN broadcaster Dick Vitale has been known to dance with cheerleaders at college basketball games, but he took things to a new level at the 2015 SEC championship game on Sunday.

Updated at 11:38 AM

Youíre not going to believe what was going down in our bathroom the other night. I woke from a sound sleep about quarter to 3 a.m. to an earsplitting cacophony of smashing noises. The sounds were deafening.

Updated at 11:27 AM

Mike Trout is only 23 years old. Yep, thatís it. Iím starting the column with a simple fact because my brain doesnít know what to do with it.

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