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IDNR Receives U.S. Agriculture Grant To Expand Parks

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources receives $1.7 million dollars to expand parks.

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This weekend’s celebrity birthdays

Dave Chappelle, Marlee Matlin, and Scott Caan are among the celebs celebrating this weekend.

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Illinois DNR to Use Grant On Recreation

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has announced it will receive more than $1.7 million to expand the Illinois Recreational Access Program.

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Quinn Signs Legislation Requiring Transit Review

Pat Quinn has signed a mass transit reform law intended to make the operations of transit agencies serving metropolitan Chicago more transparent and accountable.

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GOP Says It Has Fixes for ACA, Dems Skeptical

Mark Kirk is for repeal; Dick Durbin says no repeal but he'll work with the GOP on fixes.

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IDOT Under Fire Again for Hiring Practices

Illinois Executive Inspector General's office says workers hired under title but given other duties to avoid hiring rules. Also asserts Governor Quinn was not involved.

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Greens Off, Libertarians On November’s Ballot

Green Party vows to fight decision

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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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Making headlines this week

A look at the week's biggest newsmakers and the stories you won't soon forget.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

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Arrests Made in January Murder

Three suspects nabbed for murder

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March, memorial service planned in embattled Missouri town

National Guard troops are preparing to leave following two straight nights of relative calm after more than a week of racially-charged protests.

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Ashton Kutcher, Mariska Hargitay dominate TV paychecks

The annual Who Earns What countdown lists the paydays of your favorite television stars.

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If Michael Bay directed ‘Up’

Cue the Linkin Park, Carl's journey to Paradise Falls just got more intense.

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‘Scandal’ star Columbus Short arrested

The actor has been arrested after missing two court appearances.

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More schools are mixing beer, football at stadiums

A growing number of schools are bringing the party inside, opening taps in concourses that traditionally have been alcohol-free zones.

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Political Games Alleged with Student Loans

Davis: Durbin and Callis make it political.

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Mo’ne Davis, team out of Little League World Series

Star pitcher Mo'ne Davis and her team are out of the running.

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Friday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the sports news making headlines today, Friday, Aug. 22.

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Girl, 3, Safe after Abduction

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Mom, who has neither custody nor visitation rights, is jailed

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Meat “Harvest” Facility, Market Denied Zoning Variance

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Springfield Planning and Planning Commission turns back request on a 4-3 vote

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GOP Appeal Seeks to Knock Libertarian off Ballot

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A Sangamon County judge is considering an appeal by Republican attorneys to remove a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor from the November ballot.

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Rauner Unveils Ethics Reform Plan

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Plan for ethics reform contains some new and not-so-new proposals

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Rauner Dodges Question about Football and Domestic Violence

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.

Criminal allegations against pro football players are finding their way into the Illinois governor's race