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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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Remains Identified as Villa Grove Woman

Police say they’ve identified human remains found in rural central Illinois last month as a 23-year-old Villa Grove woman. Champaign…

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Flash Index Is Inching Along

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Slow growth is still growth, but the University of Illinois Flash index shows the improvement in the state’s economy is…

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Republicans Try to Block School Funding Bill

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Bill has gone nowhere in House

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Viper Mine Has Plans for Elkhart

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Expansion of waste facility up before zoning board

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Quinn Accuses Rauner of Not Hiring Enough Minorities

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Both trying to make inroads in minority communties