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Durbin Wants Expansion of Veterans Caregiver Funding

Senator Dick Durbin wants to expand a program that currently provides care to post-9/11 disabled veterans, to disabled veterans of any conflict.

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Unions Sue Over Exec. Order on Fair Share Dues

Illinois labor unions are asking a judge to invalidate Gov. Bruce Rauner's executive order.

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Lawmaker Wants to Revive Illinois Death Penalty

Just four years after capital punishment was taken off the books in Illinois, a state lawmaker says it's time to bring it back.

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Number of Illinois Children in Poverty Holds Steady

The child poverty rate is holding steady in Illinois, but it's holding steady at a rate higher than advocates would like.

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Plane slides off runway, crashes into fence

A jetliner with 125 passengers aboard slid off the runway during a snowy landing at LaGuardia Airport, smashing into a fence at the edge of Flushing Bay.

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Hall & Oates sue cereal maker

The rockers are not amused by a granola company's clever name for its breakfast food.

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Sanitary District Wants $70m+ in Bonds for Plant Upgrades

The Springfield Metro Sanitary District could need $70 million in bond money to pay for upgrades to the Sugar Creek Treatment Plant

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Police Seek Sangamon Co. Fugitives

Three fugitives who've stolen from a number of Springfield stores are being sought.

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Cornel West Cancels U of I Appearance over Salaita

A prominent civil rights activist and academic has cancelled a speech at the University of Illinois because of the school's decision to rescind a job offer to a Native American studies professor.

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Supreme Court to hear gay marriage cases in April

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on whether states can ban gay marriage.

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Prosecutors: No charges for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch

Delaware prosecutors will not file criminal charges following allegations of domestic violence by his ex-girlfriend.

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Buddy Holly plane crash case could be reopened

The National Transportation Safety Board could take another look at the 1959 plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper.

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2016 Rolex race to be first event at renovated Daytona

Daytona International Speedway will showcase its renovated motorsports stadium next January.

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The elephants are out of the circus

The Ringling Bros. Circus says it will eliminate elephant acts by 2018 amid public concerns.

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‘Uptown Funk’ sung in cartoon voices

What if the cast of "Family Guy" sung the hit single by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars?

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Jurors hear graphic accounts of Boston Marathon bombing

Jurors in the Boston Marathon bombing trial spent the first day of testimony listening to heartbreaking stories.

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A-Rod is back with the Yankees

The game was his first in 17 months following a drug suspension for the entire 2014 season.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports headlines making news today, Thursday, March 5.

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MLS, players avoid strike

The MLS season will begin on Friday as scheduled.

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WATCH: Rockets fan sinks half court shot to win $25K

This Houston Rockets fan gets carried off the court after making the shot of a lifetime.

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Republicans Expect to Hang On to 18th Seat in Illinois

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Only candidate to announce a run for Aaron Schock's seat so far is Darin LaHood.

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Rauner Stands By Right-To-Work Idea for Illinois

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Governor Rauner stands by right-to-work zones in Illinois in spite of opinion issued by Lisa Madigan's office.

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Catholic Bishops Call for Bell Ringing to Mark End of Civil War

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Archdiocese of Chicago officials say the plan arose out of the denomination's annual meeting.

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Eastern Ill. Lincoln Site to Commemorate 150th Death Anniversary

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The presentations are scheduled for the weekend of April 10 to 12.

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Illinois Observes Earth Hour This Evening

Earth Hour

Lights out from 8:30 to 9:30 this evening.