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Williams beats Wozniacki for 18th grand slam title

World No. 1 Serena Williams moved up in the record books with her 18th grand slam title.

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Former ‘X Factor’ star’s death ruled a suicide

Simone Battle was found hanged to death in her Hollywood home.

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Why Would People Leave Illinois?

Does Illinois really have a migration problem? The answer depends on which political party you ask. Illinois has been ranked…

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Today’s celebrity birthdays

A look at the celebs who will be celebrating today, Monday, Sept. 8.

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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Bruce Rauner: Attempting To Paint Himself As Frugal

Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner attempts to show frugality after being accused of being too rich to be governor.

FILE - In this April 30, 2014 file photo Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to students and educators at the state Capitol in Springfield Ill. Gov. Quinn largely approved the 2015 budget lawmakers sent him but used his veto powers to cut about $250 million from the $35.7 billion spending plan Monday June 30, 2014. The Chicago Democrat said he cut money for renovations to the state Capitol, which drew criticism last year over the hefty price tag. He also said he has directed state agencies to made additional reductions, including selling nearly half of the state's aircraft.

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Quinn: Worker Comp Is Down — Still 4th Most-Expensive State.

Governor Quinn says workers compensation payout is down, but Illinois Manufacturers Association says more reform is needed.

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Moody’s Investors: Illinois Highest In Nation For Pension Liability

Moody's Investors Services releases report showing Illinois' liability over revenue at 258 percent. Highest in nation.

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Liquor Ban Loophole: Quinn Allows Connected Business Exception

Governor Quinn signs legislation allowing one business with political connections to get around liquor ban.

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Job Fair: Thomson Prison Staffing

Thomson Prison has a new warden. Now the staffing begins. Hundreds of workers sought.

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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Rauner Gives $1 Million to Credit Union, Foundation

GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner gives $1 Million to help minority business on Chicago's South Side.

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Pekin Youth Pastor Charged

Authorities have charged a former youth pastor with sexual abuse of a young child in Peoria County. The Pekin Daily…

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Shimkus Shares Thoughts on White House Foreign Policy

Congressman John Shimkus critical of President Obama, but says we need to support the Commander In Chief.

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Storm Blows Roof off Gym of Virginia High School

Roof blown off of high school in Cass County town of Virginia.

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This weekend’s celebrity birthdays

Say happy birthday to these celebs who will be celebrating this weekend.

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Emergency Managers Wrap-Up Springfield Meeting

Annual conferenced used last year's tornados for lessons learned

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This week’s top sports shots

A look at the biggest stories and best photography in sports this week.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

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Making headlines this week

A look at the week's biggest newsmakers and the stories you might have missed.

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Medical Marijuana Applications So Far Exceed 2,000

If the first few days of applications are any indicator, demand for medical marijuana in Illinois will be high.

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Doctor: Mentally Ill Illinois Prisoners Not Adequately Cared For

A doctor has testified in federal court that Illinois is lagging behind in improving conditions for hundreds of mentally ill prison inmates.

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Quinn Accuses Rauner of Not Hiring Enough Minorities

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Both trying to make inroads in minority communties

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Library Turf War Continues

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Major donors threaten to withhold donations unless the feuding stops

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Woman Dies in Route 29 Crash Near Edinburg

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Illinois State Police say a van over corrected after swerving off the roadway.

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Attorney Wants Parsons to Pay $1.2 Million Now, $100,000 Monthly

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Jeff Parsons appears defiant as he walks out of federal court in Springfield July 10, 2014

An attorney representing former THR and Associates employees and creditors wants Jeff Parsons to pony up -- immediately.

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Fake IDs are Easy to Get

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Fake IDs and driver’s licenses are the scourge of the Illinois secretary of state’s office