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Executive Mansion Roof Repairs Begin

Workers are patching eight leaks in the roof of the governor's mansion.

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More Good News for Illinois Crops

Wheat benefits from dryness

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Illini Basketball Will Be on the Move

State Farm Center will be under renovation for part of 2015-16 season

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After Prison Closes, What Happens to Dwight?

Local official: Most have found new jobs

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Doddy Is in Court for Two Killings

May have been injured in crash that ended his freedom

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Kirk: Obama Should Do More for Community College Students

Whether "gainful employment" is a fair barometer

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Subpoenas Are Serious, Says Pat Brady

Quinn testifying would be logical, says former Illinois GOP chair

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School District Taps New Security Chief

Retired cop to run security and safety programs

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Rutherford Fires Three Administrators

The Associated Press has learned Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired three top administrators after an investigation by the treasurer's inspector general.

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$11.6 Million for Illinois Towns Affected by 2013 Tornadoes

The state is providing $11.6 million to local governments to help cover their costs from the tornadoes last fall.

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Sullivan Named to House GOP Leadership Post

A Republican lawmaker who voted in favor of same-sex marriage has been named to a leadership post in the Illinois House.

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Voter Gloominess Shapes Race for Illinois Governor

The people of Illinois are feeling particularly gloomy about their state, with its high unemployment, billions of dollars in debt and decades-long battles against corruption.

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Cause of Death Determined for Motorcycle Crash Victims

Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards says two people killed in a motorcycle accident Sunday died due to blunt force injuries.

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.

Lt. Gov. Simon to Rauner: Release Your Tax Returns

The Quinn campaign trotted out Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon Monday to build pressure on Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner to release his tax returns.

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Durbin Warns of Shut Down of Highway Projects

Highway Trust Fund almost out of money

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Victims of Fatal Motorcyle Accident Identified

Several accidents along stretch between Stevenson and South Grand

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Durbin: Minimum Wage Increase Is “Only Fair”

Urges 'yes' vote on non-binding referendum

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Cullerton’s Son Is in Trouble

Carroll Cullerton accused of groping a woman in a bar in Memphis

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Israel warns of long Gaza war as Palestinian fighters cross border

Israeli soldiers patrol outside the northern Gaza Strip on July 28, 2014.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dashes any hopes of a swift end to the three-week conflict as Palestinian fighters launched an audacious cross-border raid.

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Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, file photo, customers walk past a Family Dollar store at Hickory Grove Market in Charlotte, N.C. Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion, the companies announced Monday, July 28, 2014.

Discount store chain Dollar Tree Inc offered to buy rival Family Dollar Stores Inc for about $8.5 billion.

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Tentative agreement reached on U.S. veterans’ funding bill

Senator-elect Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is interviewed by a Reuters reporter at Sanders' office in Burlington, Vermont on November 28, 2006.

The head of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and his House counterpart will outline the funding agreement at a news conference today.

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One dead after lightning strikes beach crowd

A man is treated by a paramedic after a lightning strike in the water in Venice, California July 27, 2014.

One man died and at least eight people were injured in a lightning strike during a rare thunderstorm at Venice Beach in Los Angeles.

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Gaza fighting abates as diplomatic tension flares

Palestinian Abir Shamaleh, left, sits next to the grave of her son Saher, a civilian according to the family, who was killed in an Israeli strike during the war, as members of the family visit a cemetery in Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip, Monday, July 28, 2014. Monday marked the beginning of the three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday, which caps the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Muslims usually start the day by visiting cemeteries, to pay their respects to the dead, and then exchange family visits.

Israel eased its assaults in the Gaza Strip and Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave declined sharply on Monday, with calls for a durable ceasefire.