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Public Pensions for State Employees Convicted of Felonies Can Be Denied

Criminals on the public payroll may have a hard time earning a public pension

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Times Square prepares to ring in 2015

The famed Times Square ball is ready to signal the start of 2015.

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Illinois Drivers to Get a Break on Vehicle Registrations

Receipts are valid for a month after the previous sticker expires

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Flu Hitting Hard This Year

Number of cases in state up significantly

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Put the kids to bed early on NYE with Netflix

The video streaming service's on-demand countdown can help you trick the little ones into thinking it's midnight.

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Officers killed by guns in line of duty up 56 percent

This year 50 officers were killed by guns, compared to 32 in 2013.

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Harbaugh: Return to Michigan is a ‘homecoming’

Former 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has signed a deal to return to his alma mater as head coach of the Wolverines.

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‘Wolf of Wall Street’ is most-pirated film of 2014

The Oscar-nominated movie, which grossed $392 million at the box office, was downloaded 30 million times.

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Aaron Looks Aahead

GOP has both chambers in final two years of Obama presidency

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New Law Combats Cyberbullying

"Revenge porn" outalwed

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To Do in 2015: Sanction Iran

Bipartisan support in Republican-controlled chamber, he says

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Retirees: Expect Refunds within Six Months

Collecting health premiums was ruled unconstitutional

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No health insurance? Penalties to rise in 2015

The cost of being uninsured in America is going up significantly next year for millions of people.

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Tell-tale TP foils pizza shop robber

Police say a would-be thief used his own toilet paper to write a robbery demand note.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports headlines making news today, Tuesday, Dec. 30.

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Taylor Swift named the year’s ‘most charitable’

For the third year in a row the "Shake It Off" hitmaker tops a list of celebrities doing good.

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Sorry guys: Sofia Vergara is off the market

The "Modern Family" star is reportedly engaged to "True Blood" actor Joe Manganiello.

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Suh suspended for playoff game

Suh was penalized for stepping on the leg of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

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Top seeds bring plenty of Super Bowl experience

A powerful playoff field will kick off this weekend, headed by teams with recent Super Bowl experience.

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Logan County Rejects Windfarm Plan

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Logan County Board rejected proposal for southern part of the county.

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Smoking not Cheap in Illinois in Many Ways

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It's expensive to smoke in Illinois; not just cost per pack but in other ways.

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Rauner Shares Vision for Illinois — and Introduces First Pets

Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner greets Henry Kinion, right, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The Republican stopped in Springfield Friday on a six-city tour to thank supporters after his victory Tuesday over Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

Governor Rauner is getting settled in to the Mansion in Springfield and introduced Stella and Pumpkin, the family pets, which are both blonde labs.

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Illinois State Police to Hand Cold Case over to Forensics Group

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Forensic group to take look at unsolved 1992 Zywicki killing.

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“Mr. Cub” Ernie Banks Remembered

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Banks remembered as ambassador of baseball and Chicago.