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Lawmaker: Stop Telling People “Illinois Sucks”

Lawmaker says too many people say "Illinois sucks."

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, with his wife Patti at his side, speaks to the media Wednesday, March 14, 2012 in Chicago. The 55-year-old Democrat is due to report to a prison in Colorado on Thursday to begin serving a 14-year sentence, making him the second Illinois governor in a row to go to prison for corruption. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

1 day ago in Local

No Appeal — Again — for Blago Corruption Convictions

The Supreme Court won't reconsider its decision to reject former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's appeal of his corruption convictions.

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1 day ago in Local

SOS: No Extra Cost for Drivers License Changes

The Illinois Secretary of State's office says a plan to issue driver's licenses and state identification cards in Illinois that are more secure won't require additional state funding.

Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Screening at AFI Fest at TLC Chinese Theater

Featuring: Dick Van Dyke
Where: Los Angeles, California, United States
When: 10 Nov 2013
Credit: Nikki Nelson/WENN.com

1 day ago in Local

Dick Van Dyke Coming to Danville, Downers Grove

The executive director of Dick Van Dyke's charitable foundation says the 90-year-old actor will take part in events in Danville and suburban Chicago next month.

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1 day ago in Local

Grandmother, Uncle Jailed for Shooting of Young Girl

The grandmother and uncle of a 7-year-old girl who died after a shooting in southwestern Illinois are in custody in connection with the incident.

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Angelina Jolie, the college professor

The "Tomb Raider" star is becoming a visiting professor for a new one-year master's course at the London School of Economics.

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Tom Brady to appeal ‘Deflatgate’ suspension again

Tom Brady will appeal his four-game suspension by the NFL, seeking a second hearing before the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court.

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Pirogue Could Become Official State Artifact

It's a primitive canoe

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Proposal Encourages Consolidation

Illinois has almost 7,000 units of local government - by far the most

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Renew Your License, Register to Vote

"Automatic voter registration" passes Senate

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1 day ago in National

Major change in U.S. food labels is likely to help healthiest the most

The biggest overhaul of U.S. food nutrition labels in more than two decades is likely to help improve the diets of the most health-conscious consumers, but others may need more convincing.

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Gas prices jump by 5 cents over past 2 weeks, averages $2.32

The price at the pump has risen 55 cents since late February.

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2 days ago in Entertainment

The ‘X-Men’ are back, this time fighting ‘Apocalypse’

Hollywood stars Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy reprise their roles as powerful mutants in "X-Men: Apocalypse," this time joining forces against a new super-villain.

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Firefighters rescue naked man from Iowa business’s chimney

Carrie Sapp teased her husband, Brad, about being afraid of ghosts when he said he heard someone whisper "get out of here" while he was sorting cans at his Iowa recycling business.

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MLS hopes to bridge ‘cultural void’

Pro soccer in the United States has come far, but more needs to be done at the youth level to develop a "culture" that brings the sport on a par with Europe.

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WATCH: Bryan Cranston’s ‘Super Sweet 60th’ birthday

Jimmy Kimmel tries to throw the "Breaking Bad" star a "ferocious" 60th birthday party and it is hilarious.

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2 days ago in Entertainment

Box Office: ‘Angry Birds’ soars in debut

"The Angry Birds Movie" has flown to victory at the U.S. box office with a $39 million opening weekend at 3,932 locations, handily topping "Captain America: Civil War" and "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising."

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2 days ago in Sports

Thunder demolish Warriors, grab 2-1 series lead

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combined to score 63 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder routed the Golden State Warriors 133-105 on Sunday to take a 2-1 in the Western Conference finals.

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2 days ago in National

Sanders steps up feud with Democratic establishment

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders cranked up his fight with party leaders on Sunday, backing a challenger to the Democratic National Committee's chairwoman and accusing the party's establishment of trying to anoint Hillary Clinton as the nominee for president.

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2 days ago in Sports

Garcia joins Ballesteros on nine PGA Tour victories

Sergio Garcia won the AT&T Byron Nelson in Texas on Sunday, matching the late Seve Ballesteros for most career victories by a Spaniard on the PGA Tour.

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2 hours ago in Local

Dems Slate Two Candidates for Fall Election

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Democrats have slated Robert Spencer of Pleasant Plains to run against Don Gray for Sangamon County Clerk, while Circuit Clerk Paul Palazzolo will face opposition from Donnie Killen of Springfield.

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Redfield: Capitol Has Similar, But Different, Feeling

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University of Illinois Springfield Political Science Kent Redfield says in some ways, it actually feels like lawmakers are getting toward the end of the legislative session.

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Nunn Dismissed from U of I Basketball Team

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The University of Illinois has dismissed junior guard Kendrick Nunn from the basketball team following his guilty plea to misdemeanor domestic battery.

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Informant Suggests Drew Peterson Wants to Sell Drugs

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FILE - In this May 8, 2009 file photo, former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant Drew Peterson arrives at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill., for his arraignment on charges of first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his third wife Kathleen Savio. On Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, Will County Judge Edward Burmila sentenced Peterson to 38 years in prison for Savio's murder.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Secret recordings between Drew Peterson and an inmate he's accused of trying to enlist to help kill a prosecutor show that the former suburban Chicago police officer discussed selling drugs in Mexico if he gets out of prison.

2 hours ago in Local

Two Die in Separate ATV Accidents

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Illinois State Police say an 11-year-old has died in an all-terrain vehicle crash in eastern Illinois' Clark County.