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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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New Illinois Schools Chief Says Funding Fix Could Take Years

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Smith also says charter schools should be part of the mix.

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Debate in General Assembly over Civics Class Requirement

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Bill also passed to use e-learning in Illinois schools during inclement weather.

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Autism Programs Hopeful Lawmakers Will Come to Their Rescue

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Providers say some programs may not survive if funding is not restored.

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DeWitt Co. Settlement OK’d in Dispute to Put Toxic Waste Over Aquifer

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DeWitt county has approved a settlement with a landfill company.

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Kankakee Co. Sheriff Describes Security Lapses that led to Inmate Escape

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Sheriff Tim Bukowski says investigators found no inmate count had been done.