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Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct.

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Hastert Attorneys: Was It Abuse?

Dennis Hastert's lawyers are questioning whether what the former U.S. House speaker did to a former wrestler to whom he agreed to pay $3.5 million was actually sexual abuse.

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Rauner Preaches to the Choir

Illinois Chamber hosts job creators

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U of I Student Charged With Murder of Newborn

A University of Illinois student faces murder charges after authorities say she suffocated her newborn baby after giving birth in a residence hall bathroom last month.

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Attorneys Keep Pushing for Release of Man Convicted in 1957 Murder

Attorneys for a retired policeman who says he was wrongfully convicted in the 1957 slaying of a 7-year-old Illinois girl are heading back to court to press for his release.

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CPD: Officer Killed Gun-Pointing Teen

Chicago police say an officer shot and killed a 16-year-old boy during a chase after the teen turned and pointed a gun.

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CWLP Tries to Sell Change in Surcharges

City Water Light and Power is trying to make its case again for what aldermen say is taking promised savings away from customers.

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House Spending Bill Unlikely to Pass

Not enough votes to override a veto

Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, talks from the speakers podium in the House chambers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Springfield Ill. The Illinois Legislature resumes work toward its end of May deadline.

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“His Plan from the Very Beginning”

Madigan launches on Rauner

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Illinoisan Dies from Bacterial Infection

A death in Illinois has been linked to the same strain of bacteria that has caused an unprecedented outbreak of infection in Wisconsin and one case in Michigan.

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Home Sales Increase

After a sluggish start to the year, Springfield-area home sales are starting to pick back up.

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Health Care Workers Say They Need Raise

Lawmakers and advocates say workers who care for developmentally disabled residents should get a pay raise to comply with a federal court order.

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3 weeks ago

It’s Big News When They Meet

Governor and four leaders at 2:30 p.m.

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The Future for Taxpayers

Just what kind of new taxes could be in Illinois taxpayers’ future?

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Gov Releases Education Funding Breakdown

Gov. Bruce Rauner has released figures breaking down how much each Illinois school district would receive next year under his education funding plan.

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U of I Reaches Athletic-Related Settlements

The University of Illinois has announced a pair of settlements involving former female basketball players who sued the school and its former football coach, Tim Beckman.

Illinois Department of Public Health IDPH

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Hearing Held on Vaccine Exemptions

llinois health officials have proposed new rules requiring parents who oppose vaccinating their children based on religious reasons to provide a special document to schools and child care facilities each year.

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ISU Planetarium Gets Upgrate

The planetarium at Illinois State University has upgraded its decades-old video projection system.

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More Subpoenas Could Be Tied to Schock

Only known link: federal court, Springfield

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A Deadly 2016

IDOT: Lower gas prices, mild winter add up to more traffic

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Lawmaker Frustrated in Trying to Get Answers

Rep. Lang questions shift from DCEO to public-private model

National Headlines

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Conservatives in Congress urge shutdown of tax-collecting IRS

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It's a U.S. taxpayer's dream: make the Internal Revenue Service go away, and the largest conservative group in Congress is endorsing just that.

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Islamic State boosts attacks in response to territorial losses

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Islamic State attacks have increased this year, particularly in Iraq and Syria as the group responds to substantial territorial losses, a U.S.-based analysis firm says.

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Clinton, looking ahead to general election, begins Appalachia tour

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U.S. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton begins a two-day tour on Monday through rural, traditionally coal-reliant parts of the eastern Appalachian region where Republican rival Donald Trump’s pro-coal, anti-trade message has resonated with economically distressed voters.

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Eyeing an Indiana victory, Trump says, ‘It’s over’

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Front-runner Donald Trump says that he will have essentially sealed the Republican U.S. presidential nomination if he wins Tuesday's contest in Indiana, where he holds a big lead over chief rival Ted Cruz.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, May 2

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Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.