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October Warmer, Drier Than Normal

State climatologist Jim Angel says the National Weather Service is predicting the mild temperatures will continue this month.


Man Pleads Not Guilty to Knife Attack

Dustin Brown allegedly stabbed a Morton chess instructor.


Macon County Woman Pleads Guilty to Murder

Plea comes as a trial was about to start.

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump speaks at a news conference in Manhattan after he signed a pledge to support the Republican nominee in the 2016 general election, ruling out a third-party or independent run.

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Where: New York, New York, United States
When: 03 Sep 2015
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Trump to Campaign in Springfield

Trump will speak at the Prairie Capital Convention Center.


More Humiliation for Hastert

His portrait is removed from a place of honor in Washington


Transgender Student Must Use Girls’ Room

Palatine school district found to be breaking the law

11-3-15 Ward 2 Meeting

Ward 2 Needs Include Infrastructure, Race

The first of ten ward meetings is held.

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IHPA Board Replaces Embattled Agency Director

Chairman James Bruner says the board has decided to "go in a different direction."


Man to Serve Federal and State Sentences on Felony Sex Charges

Raymond Schrode, 33, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison on charges of Sexual Exploitation of Minor and Possession of Child Pornography.


Palazzolo Continues Mobile Passport Services in County

Sangamon County Circuit Clerk Paul Palazzolo says he will keep trying to make getting or updating a passport easier.


9th St. Rail Underpass Reopens, Some Amtrak Trains Still Suspended

The Ninth Street rail underpass is back open and operational, and while the inconvenience is gone for drivers, the same can't be said for train passengers.


Chicago Police Won’t Charge CC Permit Holder Who Shot Armed Robber

Investigators classified the shooting as self-defense.


Man Shot and Killed Near Downtown Springfield

Springfield Police say a man was shot near downtown Monday afternoon.


Insurance Company Files Suit, Says Illinois Can’t Look at Records

The state treasurer’s office, due to a lawsuit, can’t audit an insurance company to make sure policy holders are getting their life insurance benefits.

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Big Labor Pushes Status Quo on Workers’ Comp

Report: 2011 changes are taking hold Gov's office: Not enough and not fast enough


Zopp-Duckworth Race Is on National Radar

Democrats vie to take on Sen. Kirk

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, left, shakes the hand of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, right, before Rauner's address to the city council Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Chicago. The historic address, the first by a sitting governor in the council's chambers, focused on the city's and state's financial and economic challenges. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Who Needs Chicago? Illinois Does

Lawmakers: The state's largest city is an economic engine, but everyone must work together


Illinois Water Is “Scary”

A public health threat, group suggests


Survey: ER is the Family Doc for Too Many

Insurance company squeeze is to blame, they say

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WATCH: How holiday shopping can help charities


In the frenzy of holiday shopping, consumers are doing more than getting great deals, they’re also using coupons to help raise money for a number of worthy causes.

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Thanksgiving getaway: Cheap gas, high security


Millions of Americans embarked on their annual Thanksgiving travels on Wednesday, with security at airports, New York City's parade festivities and other venues expected to be heightened amid jitters after the Paris attacks.

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Somewhat Quiet Night in Chicago Following Police Shooting Video Release

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Most protesters in Chicago seemed to honor pleas for restraint.

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2015 to be the hottest year in history


This year will be the hottest on record and 2016 could be hotter due to the El Niño weather pattern, the World Meteorological Organization said.

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Many House Republicans want refugee restrictions in spending bill


Nearly one-third of the Republicans in the House of Representatives signed a letter calling on party leaders to ensure that a must-pass spending bill block any use of federal funding to resettle refugees from Syria and nearby countries.