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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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Dairy Building Offers Alternative to Fried Food at Fair

A new sweet treat – and it’s not even fried – is at the Illinois State Fair this year

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Illinois 3rd in Nation for Number of People Signing Up Under DACA

A measure giving temporary legal status to illegal immigrants who came here as children is now a year old.

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Statewide Teen Tan Ban Signed

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation that bans tanning in Illinois for anyone under age 18.

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SIU School of Medicine Makes Donation to Enos School

Enos school was once again the recipient of a long standing relationship with the SIU School of Medicine.

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U.S. Sen. Kirk Appears in Springfield, Rallies GOP

Illinois’ top elected Republican fired up the troops during the party’s rally at the state fair Thursday.

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Illinois Jobless Rate Climbs

The unemployment rate rose slightly in Illinois in July, according to preliminary data from the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

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Republican Day at the State Fair: Introducing the Crowded Field

The four Republican gubernatorial hopefuls pushed a message of both party unity and that they’re the right person to lead the state at a gathering of Republican county chairmen at the Springfield Crowne Plaza.

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New Report Criticizes One Pension Plan

A new study gives thumbs down to one proposal for pension reform.

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Member of Jesse White Tumblers Shot

Murdered Chicago teen a member of Jesse White Tumblers.

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Durbin Weighs In on Senate Proposal to Revoke NFL Non-Profit Status

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Dick Durbin says he's still deciding on the U.S. Senate proposal that would revoke the NFL's non-profit designation.

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Rauner Tells GOP Not to Expect Favors if He is Elected

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Republican candidate for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner says he won't offer any patronage jobs to GOP members if he wins.

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Illinois Awards $25.8M in Health Outreach Grants

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Most of the same Illinois organizations that helped consumers sign up for insurance in the first year of the Affordable Care Act will receive additional funding for a second year.

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Quinn: No Point in Plan B for Pension Overhaul

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Amid signals that Illinois' pension overhaul could be found unconstitutional, Gov. Pat Quinn argued Friday that it makes no sense to develop a contingency plan.