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Voter Gloominess Shapes Race for Illinois Governor

The people of Illinois are feeling particularly gloomy about their state, with its high unemployment, billions of dollars in debt and decades-long battles against corruption.

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Cause of Death Determined for Motorcycle Crash Victims

Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards says two people killed in a motorcycle accident Sunday died due to blunt force injuries.

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.

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Lt. Gov. Simon to Rauner: Release Your Tax Returns

The Quinn campaign trotted out Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon Monday to build pressure on Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner to release his tax returns.

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Durbin Warns of Shut Down of Highway Projects

Highway Trust Fund almost out of money

A Google logo is seen at the entrance to the company's offices in Toronto September 5, 2013.

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Google rates Internet providers’ streaming quality

Google is rating Internet providers' video streaming quality in the latest development in the fight between broadband providers and content companies.

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Mark Wahlberg could be the next ‘Six Million Dollar Man’

The "Transformers" actor is in talks to star in a movie reboot of the popular 70s television show.

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Fireworks filmed with a drone

Have you ever wondered what fireworks look like from the air?

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House panel sets hearing to reform Federal Reserve

House Republicans have proposed bills to audit the Federal Reserve and to limit its policy mandate.

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Ride the world’s tallest water slide

WATCH: At 168-feet high, the world's tallest water slide isn't open to the public ... yet.

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$4M program aimed at attracting quality teachers

The Education Department is announcing a new initiative to attract quality teachers to the schools that need them most.

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Tampa Bay Rays use ‘Jenny’ to pick starting lineup

Joe Maddon went with what he calls his "Tommy Tutone lineup" — named after the group's 1980s hit: "867-5309/Jenny."

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Victims of Fatal Motorcyle Accident Identified

Several accidents along stretch between Stevenson and South Grand

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Harrison Ford’s injury halts ‘Star Wars’ production

Studio executives will halt production next month to allow director J.J. Abrams to rework the shooting schedule.

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Australian TV airs Pistorius shooting ‘re-enactment’

With Pistorius' murder trial still underway, lawyers said the "visual mapping" re-enactment was for trial preparation and alleged it had been "obtained illegally."

FILE - This Feb. 1, 2011 file photo shows medical marijuana clone plants at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. Despite new rules that say only about 140 medical marijuana dispensaries are eligible to stay open, more than 450 have filed renewals to pay Los Angeles business taxes this year.

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Washington state facing pot shortage on first day of sales

Washington state is taking the final step to legalize recreational marijuana use, but pot could "sell out" within hours.

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Drink in ‘Game of Thrones’ style

The Wines of Westeros features 12 red and white varieties and will launch to coincide with the premiere of the show's fifth series in 2015.

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Dolly Parton vows to adopt abandoned Glastonbury dog

The country legend says she'll give the pup a good home if no one claims her.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Monday, July 7.

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Orioles’ Cruz, Yankees’ Jeter make All-Star rosters

Nelson Cruz was named to the All-Star Game, one season after serving a 50-game suspension in conjunction with baseball's performance-enhancing drugs scandal.

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Downtown Taylorville Building Partially Collapses

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A downtown Taylorville business is closed after part of its building collapsed over the weekend.

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Cameras Could Appear in Sangamon County Courtrooms

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Half a dozen central Illinois counties could soon join a pilot project that allows cameras in court.

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U of I Research: Stem Cells Could Repair Exercised Muscles

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Stem cell research could lead to repairs to muscles damaged by vigorous exercise.

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Quinn Agrees to Live on Minimum Wage Salary

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has agreed to briefly live on the equivalent of a minimum-wage salary as he rallies support for a ballot measure.

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Belleville Man Drowns in Pond

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St. Clair County police say a man has drowned in a pond following what appears to be a wheelchair or scooter accident.