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Link Jokes: I Outlasted Obama Here

Legislative classmate feels like a proud big brother today

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On Eve of Obama Visit, Rauner Pushes Agenda

Won't give up on "structural change"

Barack Obama makes Thanksgiving Day phone calls to U.S. troops

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Davis, LaHood Talk Presidential Visit

The two Republican Congressmen whose districts include Springfield are ready to welcome President Obama to the Capitol.

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U of I Menorah Vandalized Again

A 9-foot-tall menorah at a University of Illinois Jewish student center has been damaged for a third time in less than a year.

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Lawmaker Introduces Violent Videos Bill

An Illinois lawmaker wants to criminalize recording fights in order to post them online.

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Downtown Street Parking Ban for Obama Event

The City of Springfield has put out a list of places you can't park in the downtown area Wednesday due to President Obama's visit.

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Man Arrested for Selling Synthetic Urine

A suburban Chicago store owner has been charged with selling synthetic urine to help people pass drug and alcohol tests.

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Chicago Premiere of new movie 'The Ice Harvest'
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Featuring: JOHN CUSACK, CONNIE NIELSON AND HAROLD RAMIS
Where: Chicago, Illinois, United States
When: 21 Nov 2005
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Second City Starts Film School Named for Harold Ramis

Chicago improv troupe Second City is opening a school focusing on comedic filmmaking and naming it after late writer-director-actor Harold Ramis.

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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Will New Economic Development Effort Be “Open?”

Gov. Bruce Rauner confirms the new private economic development corporation for the state won't be subject to the same transparency requirements as government agencies.

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State Owes Springfield Hospitals Millions

The state owes $76 million to the city's two major hospitals for treatment of workers on state health plans.

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Senate Democrat Hopefuls Joust

First joint appearance for Duckworth, Harris, Zopp

President Barack Obama signs the Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009 bill into law in the Oval Office of the White House. With President Obama are from left: Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL); Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY); Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA); Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO); Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA).
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Where: DC, United States
When: 12 May 2009
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Public Not Allowed at Obama Speech — But Will Be Broadcast Live on WTAX

A spokesman for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says the public will not be able to attend when President Barack Obama delivers a speech in the Illinois House chamber on Wednesday.

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State Museum Prepared to Re-Open — If Lawmakers Allow It

The Illinois State Museum can open once again. But State Department of Natural Resources head Wayne Rosenthal says not yet.

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Davis Proposes FAA, Air Traffic Control Operations Changes

Davis and and a Democratic Congressman are proposing that that Air Traffic Control operations be run by a not-for-profit entity.

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Report: Police Program Helped Man Who Prostituted Teen

A newspaper report says a man who's serving 15 years in prison for running an underage prostitution operation did so out of an apartment obtained with the help of the Peoria Police Department.

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Democrats Vying for US Senate Talk Up Experience, Background

The Democrats running for U.S. Senate are working to distinguish themselves from their rivals as they meet for the first time this election season.

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Springfield Chick-Fil-A Opens March 3

It's garnered more attention than President Obama's visit to Springfield Wednesday -- or, how much Obama allegedly owes to the city.

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Professor Supporting Muslims Leaves Chicago-Area College

Wheaton College says it and Dr. Larycia Hawkins "have reached a confidential agreement under which they will part ways."

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Commission: Budget Impasse May Mean Accreditation Troubles

A higher-education accrediting agency says the state budget impasse could have "significant" consequences for the public colleges and universities in Illinois.

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“Four Tops” Meet This Week

Rauner promises, but won't specify, compromises

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Trump, Sanders ride U.S. anti-establishment tide to New Hampshire win

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Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders coasted to victory on a wave of voter anger in the New Hampshire presidential nominating contest, thrashing traditional U.S. politicians in a display of anti-establishment power.

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More Americans quitting jobs as labor market strengthens

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U.S. job openings surged in December and the number of Americans voluntarily quitting work hit a nine-year high, pointing to labor market strength despite a slowdown in economic growth.

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U.S. intelligence chief warns of ‘homegrown’ security threat

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Attacks by "homegrown" terrorists are among the most imminent security threats facing the United States in 2016, along with dangers posed overseas by Islamic State and cyber security concerns, the top U.S. intelligence official says.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Will Ferrell wants to be the new animal expert on ‘The Late Show’

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Stephen Colbert's "The Late Show" doesn’t have an animal expert yet, so why shouldn’t it be Will Ferrell?

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Gov’t report: 8 states had significant drop in uninsured

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They are Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, and New York. Politically, that's a mix of red, blue and purple states.