Illinois

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The United States Senate is expected to hold a key vote on health care Tuesday.
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Democratic governor candidate Ameya Pawar on Tuesday proposed legalizing and taxing marijuana; releasing nonviolent, low-level drug offenders; and eliminating cash bail to change a criminal...
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The city aviation commissioner's move to decommission the airport police at O'Hare and Midway airports in the wake of the infamous dragging of a passenger...
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Olson Lake at Rock Cut State Park will reopen to swimmers after the state Department of Natural Resources determined the water is safe to swim...
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President Donald Trump may be doing his darndest to undermine an investigation of his campaign's alleged ties to the Russian government, but his Department of...
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Illinois is one of the worst offenders. We found auto pound supervisors in Chicago making $144,453; nurses at state corrections earning up to $254,781; junior...
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Officials from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services answered tough questions Tuesday about the death of 16-month-old Semaj Crosby during a joint Senate-House...
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New Lenox residents looking for help to pay off a bill or buy groceries or medication can now apply for assistance through a new program...
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Speaking at the Boy Scout Jamboree Monday night, President Donald Trump claimed to prize one Scout virtue: "We could use some more loyalty, I will...
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More than 1,000 salary records from six metro-east schools have been added to the Belleville News-Democrat's 2017 Public Pay Database.
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A late-night comedy show poked fun at Edwardsville on Monday, about a week after the Belleville News-Democrat published a story on the school district's decision...
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In Iowa, two Catholic Workers said Monday they had carried out multiple acts of sabotage aimed at stopping the construction of the $3.8 billion Dakota...
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Now that President Donald Trump had his fun with the Boy Scouts, it's up to their parents to clean up his mess. Many critics...
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Local and federal law enforcement officials launched an offensive against suspected gang members in Joliet, filing drug and weapon charges against 16 individuals and hitting...
Supporters of the Public Safety Community Relations Board say the City Council's approval of a panel to review public complaints against Bloomington police is just...
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Candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for governor are rolling out their plans to enact tougher gun laws in the wake of a rising tide of...
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Saying it was "one of the hardest decisions of my life," State Representative Carol Ammons has decided not to run for Congress."With my deepest appreciation...
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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner sits down with News 8 for a one-on-one interview to talk about education funding and the new deadline lawmakers face. Next...
Saying that he and his officers are "professionals," Police Chief Brendan Heffner pledged the Bloomington Police Department's acceptance of a civilian board to review public...
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