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Huerta Is Ready to Go

New community relations director embraces career change


DC-based Defense Attorney Named to Defend Hastert

Hastert is expected to step before U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Durkin on Tuesday and enter a plea.


Durbin Wants Police to Be Required to Trace Guns

The number of Illinois police departments that trace guns used in crimes is on the rise.


Man Formally Charged in Fatal Wal-Mart Parking Lot Accident

Antione Willis, 31, faces three separate counts of Aggravated DUI.


Air Force Looking for Sergeant Subject to Court-Martial

The Air Force says a Sergeant who was about to be on trial for sexual misconduct charges is missing.


Four Springfield Intersections Undergo Stop Sign Experiment Starting Tuesday

The first of a dozen different intersections in Springfield that are going on a trial basis from having traffic lights to stop signs takes effect Tuesday.


Manar: Now’s the Time to Talk Budget Cuts, Property Tax Freeze

State Senator Andy Manar says lawmakers did their part in sending Governor Bruce Rauner a budget.


Little, Mitchell Trials Continued

It will be at least another few weeks before two major Springfield trials get underway.


IHSA Director Gets $73k Raise — Retirement Pending

Documents show IHSA executive director Marty Hickman's compensation grew by more than $73,000 to $372,293 for the 2013-2014 school year.


Peoria Teen Swept Away in Flooding Found Alive

Peoria police say a teenager has been found alive and safe after being swept away in a creek swollen by heavy rains.


Durbin Plays Defense

The President may veto the money. The Senate may override the veto.


Clean Power Gets a Boost

Scientists praise Illinois' progress

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New President Sees a More Efficient U of I

Multi-year budget proposed

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Illinois Farmers Back Trade Proposals

IFB chief pleads for Yes votes from House delegation

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Duckworth Not Keen on TPP

Possible 2016 opponent Mark Kirk is in favor of the Trans Pacific Partnership


Bobcat Bill Awaits Governor’s Action

Support is bipartisan ... Downstate


Possible Tornado in Menard County

Damage reported in Menard, Champaign Counties


Exonerated Prisoners in Illinois Could See Tuition as Part of Reparations

The bill is awaiting action from Governor Rauner.


Durbin Says He’s Made No Endorsement for 2016 Yet

The Senator says he hasn't officially endorsed Tammy Duckworth, nor will he criticize Mark Kirk for getting an early start on campaign 2016.


Out of State Birds Banned From Fairs and Exhibitions

Bird flu not yet detected in Illinois.

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U.S. runs hundreds of counter-terrorism investigations

Police tape cordons off the site of a car bomb attack in Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. The explosion occurred near a military hospital in the Yemeni capital on Monday, causing dozens of casualties including civilians, security officials said. The Islamic State's Sanaa Division claimed responsibility on Twitter for detonating the parked car bomb, according to the SITE Intelligence Group monitoring service. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

U.S. authorities are pursuing hundreds of active counter-terrorism investigations embracing all 50 American states.

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After ‘gratifying’ week, Obama has long to-do list for his time left in office


The President, who has about 18 months left in his second term, hopes to work with Congress on infrastructure funding and reforming the criminal justice system.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Kids explain gay marriage


Jimmy Kimmel took to the streets to see how America's future feels about the Supreme Court decision and the answers are hilarious.

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Nearly one in three Americans owns a gun


About 29 percent of people nationwide reported owning a gun.

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U.S., Cuba restoring diplomatic ties after 54 years


The previous Cold War enemies agreed to reopen embassies in each other's capitals, with the Cubans saying that could happen as soon as July 20.