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Tuesday in Local

Speaker Madigan Proposes Millionaires’ Tax for Education

Would be a constitutional amendment for November voters

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Tuesday in Local

Clock Ticking on Healthcare Sign-up

March 31st ACA deadline is fast approachin

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Tuesday in National

Teen arrested for sneaking to top of WTC

A teenage boy was arrested after sneaking into One World Trade Center and ascending its 104 floors to the antenna.

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Tuesday in National

Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps dead at 84

Fred Phelps, the pastor who led a small Kansas church's vitriolic anti-gay campaign, has died.

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.

Tuesday in Local

Rauner Gets Bi-Partisan Support

Some dems throw support behind Rauner

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Tuesday in National

Obama expands U.S. sanctions on Russians

Obama announced further sanctions against Russians in response to Moscow's seizure of the Crimea region.

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Tuesday in Entertainment

Billy Crystal returning to TV

Funnyman Billy Crystal has scored his first full-time TV gig in 30 years.

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Tuesday in Local

Dads’ Group Pushing for Custodial Changes

Families ripped apart by divorce would have a chance at fairness for both parents, under a bill that has been introduced in the Illinois House

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Tuesday in Sports, Weird

These clubs could set your golf game on fire – literally

Golfers are urged to swing with care after scientists prove titanium-coated clubs can cause course-side fires.

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Tuesday in Viral Videos

Incredible ‘Wheel of Fortune’ win

There is no way we would have gotten this one ... especially not on the first guess!

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Tuesday in Viral Videos

Christopher Walken Dance Now

Who knew Christopher Walken had such awesome moves?

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Tuesday in Music

Dwight Yoakam scores recurring role on TV drama

The country star is headed back to the small screen.

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Tuesday in Sports

White Sox could be playing on frozen fields

The Chicago White Sox might not have a home field advantage.

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Tuesday in Viral Videos

Pentatonix cover ‘Happy’

One of music's best a cappella groups is back, and they're covering Pharrell's "Happy."

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Tuesday in National

First Lady arrives in China on hotly anticipated trip

First Lady Michelle Obama arrived in Beijing on Thursday, beginning a hotly anticipated week-long trip.

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Tuesday in Lifestyle

Oprah has everything – even her own Starbucks drink

Starbucks adds a celebrity blend with the debut of "Oprah Chai," a tea-based drink created by the media mogul.

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Tuesday in Sports

Stars’ Peverley undergoes heart surgery

Dallas Stars center Rich Peverley had successful surgery but it's unknown whether he will return to the NHL.

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Tuesday in Sports

Major Leagues mine rich history in Aussie opener

The Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers are kicking off the 2014 Major League Baseball season in Sydney.

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Tuesday in Entertainment

Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda team up for new Netflix comedy

The two will star in a comedy about rival women who forge a new relationship after their husbands fall in love with each other.

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Tuesday in National

10 for today: Thursday, March 20

A look at the news making headlines today, Thursday, March 20.

Recent Headlines

yesterday in Local

Durbin’s War Chest Swelling

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Senator Dick Durbin’s latest campaign report says he’s got more than $6 million in the bank for his re-election bid…

yesterday in Local

Lt. Gov. Pushing for Wider Acceptance of LINK Card

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Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is not done trying to get technology to accept Link cards into all of the state's farmers' markets

yesterday in Local

Sherman Plans Road Improvements

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The Village of Sherman has finished studying what roads in town need work, and it's compiled a list available for public inspection.

yesterday in Local

Renewed Push for Chicago Casinos

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Proponents say the entire state would benefit

yesterday in Local

State Police Investigating Metro East Trooper

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The Illinois State Police is investigating one of their own