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Soldiers Celebrate Polish Armed Forces Day

The Illinois National Guard has celebrated Polish Armed Forces Day with Mass, a memorial ceremony and a parade in Warsaw.…

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Illinois, 10 States Receive Wildlife Grants

Illinois will use money from a federal wildlife grant to try to reintroduce a species of snapping turtle last documented…

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Illinois Schools Must Teach Birth Control

Students in Illinois public schools that teach sex education will now be taught about birth control and sexually transmitted diseases…

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Former Macomb Mayor Reappointed by Obama to Amtrak Board

A businessman from western Illinois is back on the board of directors at Amtrak. The passenger railroad said this week…

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Moody’s Downgrades Cook County

Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded Cook County’s credit rating, citing an ongoing county and state pension crisis. The agency announced…

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Quinn Approves Ban on Cell Phones While Driving

Using a hand-held cellphone while driving in Illinois will be illegal on January 1st. Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation Friday…

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Lt. Gov Simon: Hold Off on Cutting Comptroller Position

Lt. Gov Sheila Simon is running for the Illinois State Comptroller. On Friday, Simon said it’s not the right time…

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Schneider: Need More Time on BGA Investigation

The head of the Illinois Department of Transportation is waiting for more information about a Better Government Association investigation alleging…

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Take the ‘No Texting While Driving’ Pledge

We should vow not to text while driving, 4H members tell us. You can take a pledge, either on-line or…

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Daley: No point in Seeking Cook Dems Endorsement

A spokesman for former White House chief of staff Bill Daley says he expects Cook County Democrats to endorse Gov.…

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Chicago Officer Sues Estate of Teen He Shot, Claiming Trauma

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A white Chicago police officer who fatally shot a black 19-year-old college student and accidently killed a neighbor has filed a lawsuit against the teenager's estate, arguing the shooting left him traumatized.

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New Commemorative Quarter Features Shawnee National Forest

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A commemorative coin featuring a scene from the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois has entered into circulation.

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U of I Reports Record Number of Freshmen Applications

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University of Illinois officials say a record number of prospective freshmen have applied for enrollment next fall across the school's three campuses.

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USO Says “Thank You” to National Guard

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The USO’s Illinois chapter wrapped up a week celebrating their 75th anniversary by thanking the people they serve – the troops.

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Court Upholds TV Pitchman Kevin Trudeau’s 10-Year Sentence

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An appeals court in Chicago has upheld a 10-year prison term for best-selling author Kevin Trudeau.