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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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Sangamon CEO Program Touts Success

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It's almost two years old, and the Sangamon CEO program says they've had more success than they could ever have imagined.

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39 Percent of Rural Illinois Without High Speed Internet Access

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Thirty-nine percent of people in rural parts of Illinois have no access to high-speed Internet service.

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Three Arrested in Pawnee on Meth Charges

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The Sangamon County Drug Interdiction Response Team, or DIRT, is reporting some meth arrests in Pawnee.

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Reid Suggests Schumer, Not Durbin, Should Succeed Him

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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is praising Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid as "one of the ablest leaders of the Senate Democratic caucus in modern history.''

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Kirk, Durbin Back Changes to Disaster Declaration Process

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The measure has been introduced twice previously without success.