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Chicago Lawyer Named to Monitor IDOT Hiring

Noelle Brennan appointed to monitor hiring practices at IDOT.


Illinois Quarantine for Those Who Touched Ebola Patients

IDPH calls for 21 day quarantine for those exposed to Ebola virus.


Illinois GOP Unhappy About Counting of Absentee Ballots

State GOP alleges law is not being followed in counting of absentee ballots.


Jacksonville Police Have “Person of Interest” in Shooting, No One in Custody

Jacksonville Police say they have someone they want to interview in a shooting death from Friday morning.


Next Generation of Business Leaders Learn From an Internet Pro

Dozens of area high school students spent their morning with a top executive in the social media world

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Senate Candidates Spar Over Treatment of Veterans

Oberweis OK with veterans having an option to VA facilities


Not a Typical Morning for Some State Workers

Woman saved from fire by state employees


Jacksonville Shooting Leaves One Dead

Jacksonville man is dead after a shooting near the Jacksonville School District Office


Man, Boy, Dog Hit and Killed in Bloomington

Poor lighting could be a factor


Free Trade Proposal Brings Disagreement

$8B for Illinois, says congressman


Benedictine Goes Adults Only

Growth in older population, reduction in traditional college-age cited


State Lawmaker: IDOT Not the Only Agency Whose Hiring Process May be Suspect

Federal monitor to check agency on hiring practices

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.

Rauner Denies Involvement in Springfield Reporter’s Resignation

Bruce Rauner says his fingerprints are not on the Chicago Sun-Times.


Raymond Cub Scouts Still Improving

Police say the condition of three Cub Scouts is improving after they were injured in a chemical explosion.


Springfield Unemployment Numbers Show Decline

Unemployment dropped in all of Illinois' metro areas in September

Republican state Sen., Jim Oberweis, right, offers to give Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, more paper after Durbin joked about only getting one page of paper for notes before their first of two televised debates prior to the Nov. 4 election Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Chicago. Oberweis, a dairy entrepreneur from Sugar Grove, has acknowledged it will take a big GOP year to unseat Durbin, the second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. Senate who's represented Illinois on Capitol Hill for more than three decades.

Durbin: Sun-Times Reporter’s Departure “Worrisome”

Bruce Rauner’s campaign is being accused of bullying the Chicago Sun-Times, and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says that should be a troubling sign to voters.


Sears Announcement Doesn’t Include Springfield Stores

Sears says it is closing more than 100 stores and laying-off more than 5,400 employees across the nation.


Analyst: Debate for US Senate Doesn’t Reveal Much

One more debate scheduled for next week

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Oberweis Comes Out for Same-Sex Marriage

GOP challenger to Durbin insists this is not a change

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Police seek motive in fatal Washington state school shooting


Authorities are seeking a motive as to why a high school student shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others.

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A look at some of this week's biggest newsmakers.

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Student opens fire in high school north of Seattle

People embrace in front of school busses at a church, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, where students were taken to be reunited with parents following a shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash.

A student opened fire at his Washington state high school on Friday, killing one person, and wounding at least four others.

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Evenflo recalls infant seats to fix sticky buckles


More than 200,000 rear-facing car seats are being recalled.

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U.S.: Ground offensive against ISIS months away in Iraq


Iraqi forces are months away from being able to start a sustained ground offensive against the Islamic State.