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Heavy Truck Traffic Threatens Route 66

Elwood police chief says rigs shortcut through town

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Rauner Says Cayman Criticism Is “Political Spin”

GOP gubernatorial hopeful says putting assets in Caribbean did not affect his tax bill

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Nobody Hurt in Emergency Landing

Logan County road becomes landing strip

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Redneck Fishing Tournament Again Draws Hundreds

People from across the country travel to tiny village of Bath

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Governor Pat Quinn Signs Puppy Mill Law

Three third graders inspire new law aimed at puppy mills.

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Rauner: Quinn Makes Poor Choice Of Ag Director

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Bruce Rauner criticizes Governor Quinn for choice of Agriculture Director

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State Commodity Board Winners

Illinois' State Commodity Boards announce election winners.

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Man Accused Of Strangling Roommate Over Chips Ahoy Cookies

A man is accused of attempting to kill his female roommate for eating Chips Ahoy cookies for breakfast.

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Langfelder Announces Candidacy for Springfield Mayor

Jim Langfelder has announced his candidacy for Mayor of Springfield.

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Illinois Economic Index Shows Growth

A University of Illinois index shows the state's economy continues to grow as it bounces back from the harsh winter.

FILE - In this April 30, 2014 file photo Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to students and educators at the state Capitol in Springfield Ill. Gov. Quinn largely approved the 2015 budget lawmakers sent him but used his veto powers to cut about $250 million from the $35.7 billion spending plan Monday June 30, 2014. The Chicago Democrat said he cut money for renovations to the state Capitol, which drew criticism last year over the hefty price tag. He also said he has directed state agencies to made additional reductions, including selling nearly half of the state's aircraft.

Quinn Signs Bills Bolstering Illinois’ Child Protection

Governor Quinn signs bills intended to increase protection of children in Illinois.

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Mark Kirk Has A Change of Heart on Children Here After Crossing the Border

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) seems to have changed his tune when it comes to the child immigrants from Central…

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Congress Finishes Up With Key Legislation, Durbin Weighs In

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin comments on bills regarding the Highway Trust Fund and the VA passed before Congress leaves for August.

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US Rep. Davis: OK With Lawsuit Against Obama

Whether President Obama winds up at the defense table or not, one of Illinois' Republican Congressmen is defending the move to sue him

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Audit: State Wait Times for Nursing Care Claims 3 Months

Audit finds may seeking state-paid nursing home care have been waiting more than 90 days for a decision on their cases

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The Fix for Illinois in 98 Steps

Ex-lawmaker, ex-revenue chief co-write new book

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State Fairgrounds Repairs Are Ongoing

IHPA is also short of cash

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A New Law Will Support Community Health Workers

Sponsor: Current status is unofficial

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Kirk, Durbin Want Action on Carp

Senators want to keep the pest out of the Great Lakes

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Military: Jet in Virginia crash based in Massachusetts

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DEVELOPING: An Air Force F-15C has crashed in the mountains of western Virginia and the pilot's status is unknown.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Taser photoshoot

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Ever wonder what it looks like when people get shocked with a stun gun? Have a seat in this photo booth and see for yourself.

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No deaths linked to troubled VA hospital

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A probe into long waits for treatment at VA facilities in Phoenix did not find that the shoddy care caused patient deaths.

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American fighting with ISIS killed in Syria

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An American suspected of fighting alongside Islamic State militants has been killed, U.S. officials say.

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American freed by Syrian militants overcome with emotion

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A U.S. writer released from two years in the captivity of insurgents in Syria is doing well and is excited to be free, his mother says.