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Capitol Honors Fallen Police Officers

Secretary of State Jesse White says police officers should still be revered as heroes.

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6 hours ago in Local

Holocaust Remembered at Old State Capitol

The state's annual Yom Hashoah service brought Gov. Bruce Rauner to the Old State Capitol Thursday morning.

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9 hours ago in Local

Langfelder Enlists Manar to Help Extend Downtown TIF

Mayor Jim Langfelder says he's working with state lawmakers to get legislation passed to extend by 12 years the city's downtown Tax Increment Financing District, which is otherwise set to expire soon.

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10 hours ago in Entertainment

‘Oregon Trail,’ ‘Sonic’ join World Video Game Hall of Fame

Last year, "Super Mario Bros." and "Pong" were among the first inductees to the World Video Game Hall of Fame. The class of 2016 is just as strong.

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9 hours ago in Local

DuQuoin State Fair Starts Vendor Payment Program

Officials with the Du Quoin State Fair have created a new program to pay vendors who weren't compensated for their 2015 expenses.

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10 hours ago in Local

Lawmakers Question Auditor General About Spending

A group of Republican lawmakers is demanding that Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino explain spending by his campaign committee while he was a state representative.

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11 hours ago in Local

Donor Pays Closed State Parks’ Power Bills

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says Ramsey Lake State Recreation Area and Horseshoe Lake State Park have reopened after a donor paid to turn the electricity back on.

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12 hours ago in Local

ISU Planetarium to Hold Discussion on “Transit of Mercury”

The Illinois State University Planetarium is inviting the public to a weekend program to learn about a rare passage of Mercury across the face of the sun that will take place Monday.

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Mayors from big cities around globe push climate initiatives

The mayors of major cities from around the world are banding together to fight global warming by investing in public transportation and electric cars, planting trees and switching to solar energy.

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14 hours ago in Entertainment

Seth MacFarlane returning to Fox with new sci-fi series

The "Family Guy" star is producing a new series set 300 years in the future.

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16 hours ago in National

Fired up by Sanders, Democrats shift left on health care

As the Obama administration is counting down its final year in office, many Democrats are finding less to like about the president's health care law.

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17 hours ago in National

U.S. to boost airport staffing to manage long security lines

With airlines worried that long security lines may discourage summer travelers, the U.S. government said it will add airport staff and bomb-sniffing dogs and ramp up pre-screening enrollment efforts.

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17 hours ago in Sports

Furyk to make PGA Tour return next week in Charlotte

Jim Furyk makes his season debut as he joins an elite field boasting 31 of the top 50 players in the current FedExCup standings.

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17 hours ago in Entertainment

Channing Tatum bringing ‘Magic Mike’ to Sin City

The actor, who starred and produced in both the 2012 film and its 2015 sequel "Magic Mike XXL" made the announcement in a Facebook Live video on Wednesday, revealing "Magic Mike Live" will be coming to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in March, 2017.

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17 hours ago in Entertainment

YouTube plans online TV service

YouTube is working on a paid subscription service called Unplugged that would offer customers a bundle of cable TV channels streamed over the Internet.

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17 hours ago in Sports

Dallas judge tells quarterback Manziel not to contact former girlfriend

Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel made his first appearance in a Dallas court on Thursday on a charge of assaulting his former girlfriend, and the judge told him to keep away from her.

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17 hours ago in National

Republicans grapple with whether to back Trump for White House

Republican lawmakers, operatives and donors grappled with whether to support Donald Trump, who effectively clinched his party's presidential nomination this week after his two remaining rivals, Ted Cruz and John Kasich, dropped out of the White House race.

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17 hours ago in Sports

Favored Nyquist draws lucky 13 for Kentucky Derby

(Reuters) – Unbeaten Nyquist was rated the 3-1 early favorite for Saturday’s 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill…

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17 hours ago in Sports

LeBron, Cavs rain threes in record-setting win

The Cavaliers knocked down an incredible NBA record 25 three-pointers in their 123-98 Game 2 win over the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference semi-finals, taking a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

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5 hours ago in Local

Capitol Honors Fallen Police Officers

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Secretary of State Jesse White says police officers should still be revered as heroes.

6 hours ago in Local

Holocaust Remembered at Old State Capitol

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The state's annual Yom Hashoah service brought Gov. Bruce Rauner to the Old State Capitol Thursday morning.

9 hours ago in Local

Langfelder Enlists Manar to Help Extend Downtown TIF

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Mayor Jim Langfelder says he's working with state lawmakers to get legislation passed to extend by 12 years the city's downtown Tax Increment Financing District, which is otherwise set to expire soon.

9 hours ago in Local

DuQuoin State Fair Starts Vendor Payment Program

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Officials with the Du Quoin State Fair have created a new program to pay vendors who weren't compensated for their 2015 expenses.

10 hours ago in Local

Lawmakers Question Auditor General About Spending

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A group of Republican lawmakers is demanding that Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino explain spending by his campaign committee while he was a state representative.