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Bill Daley Drops Out of Governor’s Race

William Daley has pulled out of the race, saying that even though he had been around politics all his life, he didn’t realize how big a task being a candidate would be.

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Auction to Start for Jackson Jr. Items

Mink capes, Bruce Lee autographs and Michael Jackson memorabilia that belonged to Jesse Jackson Jr. will be sold to the highest bidder to help ensure the former congressman pays his debt to society in full.

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Farm Fatalities at All-Time Low in Illinois

Farm-related fatalities in Illinois are at an all-time low since a company billing itself as Illinois’ Number One farm insurer…

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Extreme Binge Drinking Not Uncommon in High School

A new report finds almost 1 in 10 U.S. high school seniors have engaged in recent extreme binge drinking. That…

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Illinois Farm Bureau Predicts Good Harvest

The harvest has begun, but only for those who started early.

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Topinka’s up for another term

Seeks second term as comptroller

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NRA disappointed in conceal rules

The drive to implement Illinois’ new concealed-carry law is dragging before it even starts, according to one of the state’s leading gun rights advocates.

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Organizers Pleased with World Tour Celtic Festival

The World Tour Celtic Festival was a success. Organizer Beth Ogilvy said the event went well, with dancing, singing and…

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Otter Hunts Were a Success in Illinois

Illinois’s first otter trapping season in 84 years has been deemed a success, as about 2,000 otters were captured, beating…

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University of Illinois Considers Firing Professor

University of Illinois trustees are expected later this month to consider the rare step of stripping a professor of tenure…

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T-Mobile Customers May Be Eligible for Refunds

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Court ruling says cellphone company illegally charged customers

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Quinn Appoints Former Budget Director as Comptroller

FILE - In this March 6, 2013 file photo, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka gestures on the House floor at the state Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Topinka, who won a second term in November 2014, died early Wednesday morning, Dec. 10, 2014, less than 24 hours after having a stroke, according to her office. She was 70. Topinka previously served three terms as Illinois state treasurer, was a former Illinois GOP chairwoman and ran for governor in 2006.

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is scheduled to announce the successor to late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka at a Friday event in Chicago.

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Deputies to Be More Visible in Rural Areas

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Barr wants his department on the country roads more

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Durbin: New Budget Acceptable, Needs Tweaking

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Says some provisions need to be changed