November Ballot: Many More Referendums And Constitutional Amendments

Voters will be answering many more referendums and constitutional amendments on their ballot this November.


Illinois Hospital Association: “Vigilantly Preparing” For Ebola

The President of the Illinois Hospital Association says they're working closely with Public Health to prepare for Ebola.

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Chicago Sun-Times endorses Bruce Rauner

The Chicago Sun-Times has endorsed Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Bruce Rauner over Incumbent Pat Quinn.


Secretary Of State: Graduated Driver’s License Drops Teen Driving Deaths

Secretary of State Jesse White says implementation of the "Graduated Driver's License" has reduced teen deaths.

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Bill Clinton Expected to Stump in Illinois Next Week

Quinn says event will be in Chicago.

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Sun Times to Resume Political Endorsements

Paper says it will endorse a candidate for Illinois governor in Sunday's issue.

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Experts Discuss Police Body Cameras with State Lawmakers

Some law enforcement officials wonder if recording will cause cases to be sensationalized.

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Veterans Tell Their Stories

Audio archives available on line

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Springfield Clinic Board: No Merger With HSHS

Two Springfield healthcare providers at the center of a sudden merger proposal have both issued statements about the future of that idea.

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West Side Building Partially Collapses, Two Injured

Springfield Fire Chief Ken Fustin says the call came in around 2:00.


Illinois Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.6 Percent

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment in the state continued to drop in September, falling to 6.6 percent.


Body Camera Use Concerns Illinois Police Officers

Law enforcement officials in Illinois are asking lawmakers to come up with a state law governing the use of body cameras.


Knights in Shining Armor to do Battle in Springfield

You may hear some accents from around the world as you are out and about this weekend. Contestants from Belarus,…


Quinn, Rauner Continue Courting Black Voters

Both candidates for governor are pulling out all the stops to court African-American voters.


Curtin Pleads Not Guilty to Alleged $700k Embezzlement

The former head of St. John's Children's Hospital has pleaded not guilty to embezzling more than $700,000 from the institution over six years.

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Commission Says ‘Sweepstakes’ Machines Are a Racket

Old-time Outfit move, says Chicago Crime Commission

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Higher Wages Would Mean Less Hunger, Activists Say

1 in 7 Illinois families regularly get help from food banks


Rauner: I’d Work with Congress on Immigration

Current system doesn't work, he says


Ebola Screening at O’Hare Underway

Another step in to air travel in place

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Human remains found in search for missing UVa. student


Searchers looking for Hannah Graham found human remains in a rural area, five weeks after she was last seen.

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Making headlines this week


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

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VW recalls Jettas, Beetles


Volkswagen is recalling more than 1 million cars worldwide.

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U.S. to recognize gay marriages performed in 7 more states


The Supreme Court paved the way for gays and lesbians to get married in a handful of additional states.

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Obama to appoint Ebola czar to coordinate U.S. response


The administration is facing sharp criticism over its efforts to contain the disease at home.