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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.


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.


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


Victims of Fatal Motorcyle Accident Identified

Several accidents along stretch between Stevenson and South Grand


Durbin: Minimum Wage Increase Is “Only Fair”

Urges 'yes' vote on non-binding referendum


Cullerton’s Son Is in Trouble

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


Lawmaker Questions Objectivity of JDC Study

Lead researcher has ties to Arc, which advocates closure


Gov. Quinn Signs Pill Bill

GOP: It's a gimmick


New Entries to National Register

Downstate entries include Salem Baptist Church in Alton and Zoe Theater in Pittsfield


Keeping Up with History

Language and technology changes can challenge present and future historians


I-55 Cycle Crash Kills Two

Driver slowed to avoid another crash


Former U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon Dies at Home

Former Democratic U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon of Illinois has died.

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AARP: Keep Elderly Citizens At Home

AARP says many elderly citizens could explore home and community-based services before nursing home.


ATV Accident: Investigation Continues

Investigators continue to examine circumstances behind ATV accident.


Fireworks: Delayed Explosion Injures A Dozen Spectators

A delayed explosion injures a dozen spectators at Peoria fireworks display.

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Boating Safety: Governor signs Several Measures

Governor Pat Quinn signs three measures to increase boater safety.

Governor Quinn Signs Historic Pension Reform

Quinn Signs Illinois Boater Safety Regulations

Gov. Pat Quinn has approved several laws aimed at increasing boater safety on a holiday weekend that many Illinois residents…

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Israel intensifies Gaza assault, Egyptians revise truce plan

A Palestinian firefighter reacts as he tries to put out a fire at Gaza's main power plant, which witnesses said was hit in Israeli shelling, in the central Gaza Strip July 29, 2014.

Israel knocked out Gaza's only power plant, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal for halting its war with Islamist militants in the enclave.

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U.S. marshals, police wounded, fugitive dead in NYC gunfight

A New York Police Officer stands guard inside a cordoned area at the site of a shooting in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York on July 28, 2014.

Two U.S. marshals and a New York police detective were wounded and a fugitive wanted on sex abuse charges was killed in a shootout in Greenwich Village.

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U.S says Russia violated nuclear treaty, urges immediate talks

FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, Monday, June 17, 2013. Obama and Putin discussed the ongoing conflict in Syria during their bilateral meeting.

In another sign of deteriorating relations, the U.S. government claims that Moscow has violated the Cold War treaty.

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Civilians killed in eastern Ukraine amid fierce fighting

Armed pro-Russian separatists stand guard on the suburbs of Shakhtarsk, Donetsk region on July 28, 2014.

Intense fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine kills at least 19 civilians.

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Toy drone disrupts aircraft fighting California wildfire

Firefighters protect an evacuated home while the fast-moving wildfire called "Sand Fire" burns behind, near Plymouth, California on July 26, 2014.

Fire officials spotted a drone over the Sand Fire and immediately called police to have the toy grounded to avoid a possible mid-air collision.