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Benton Evening News - Benton, IL
Updated at 9:04 PM

In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place. The raspy-voiced, hard-charging editor who invigorated The Washington Post got an early break as a journalist thanks to his friendship with one president, John F. Kennedy, and became famous for his role in toppling another, Richard Nixon, in the Watergate scandal. Bradlee died at home Tuesday of natural causes, the Post reported. He was 93.

Posted at 9:05 PM

Each week, executive editor Adam Bryant satisfies your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com.Now that Jake has been...

Posted at 8:05 PM

History will have to wait a bit longer. Michael Sam, the first openly gay player in the NFL, has been cut from the 

Posted at 8:05 PM

Note to the American people: Do not tell President Barack Obama he can't touch your wife or...

Updated at 5:57 PM

Benton children's book author Bill Raby will sign copies of his new book from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Bookworm bookstore in Carbondale. The store is located at 618 E. Walnut in the Eastgate Shopping Center.

Updated at 5:51 PM

Three Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) are pictured above for their nominations for the Outstanding CNA of the Year Award during the annual CNA Conference held recently at Rend Lake College.

Updated at 5:44 PM

Those whose job it is to transport students back-and-forth to school are in charge of precious cargo. For this reason, the National Highway Traffic Administration places highest priority on school bus safety, so that those on board...

Updated at 5:36 PM

The outcome of the November elections won’t make a difference in Illinois’ education funding crisis, according to the state’s top educator.

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