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Republicans Could Take U.S. Senate

Oberweis, Durbin differ on whose fault it is


School Security Idea Is Piloted in 5 Districts

NaviGate Prepared puts info in cloud

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“Right to Work” — Could It Happen Here?

"Opportunity zones" is Rauner's term for it


Macoupin County Plane Crash Is Fatal

Thomas Huebbe, 66, St. Charles, Mo., is victim

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Weekend Crash Kills 2

Danielle Allen, 16, Pleasant Plains Steven Moore, 35, Jacksonville


Cards’ Taveras Dies in Car Crash

Top prospect hit .239 in 80 games this year

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Coroner’s Jury: Illinois State Police SWAT Justified In Shooting

A coroner's jury rules that Illinois State Police SWAT team was justified in shooting and killing man in standoff.


State Farm Requests Federal Approval To Use Drones

State Farm is asking the federal government's approval to test drones to assess damage from natural disasters.


Pastor Gets 51 Years For Molesting 4-Year-Old

A 76-year-old pastor gets 51 years in prison for molesting a 4-year-old child in 2010.


SIU: Brighter Nights Thanks To Capital Construction Program

SIU gets improved lighting on its 40 miles of pedestrian walkways, thanks to state's capital construction program.

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 Campaign: Boost From Women’s Rights Activist

Governor Pat Quinn's campaign gets a boost from Women's Rights Activist Gloria Steinem.

Noelle Brennan

Chicago Lawyer Named to Monitor IDOT Hiring

Noelle Brennan appointed to monitor hiring practices at IDOT.


Illinois Quarantine for Those Who Touched Ebola Patients

IDPH calls for 21 day quarantine for those exposed to Ebola virus.


Illinois GOP Unhappy About Counting of Absentee Ballots

State GOP alleges law is not being followed in counting of absentee ballots.


Jacksonville Police Have “Person of Interest” in Shooting, No One in Custody

Jacksonville Police say they have someone they want to interview in a shooting death from Friday morning.


Next Generation of Business Leaders Learn From an Internet Pro

Dozens of area high school students spent their morning with a top executive in the social media world

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Senate Candidates Spar Over Treatment of Veterans

Oberweis OK with veterans having an option to VA facilities


Not a Typical Morning for Some State Workers

Woman saved from fire by state employees


Jacksonville Shooting Leaves One Dead

Jacksonville man is dead after a shooting near the Jacksonville School District Office

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A look back at the biggest newsmakers this week and the headline you may have missed.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Kids react to a realistic Barbie doll


The Lammily doll wants to show children that average is beautiful.

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House Republicans sue over Obamacare


Republicans sued over the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

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Lexus recalling 422K cars to fix fuel leak


The fuel leak can increase the risk of fire, safety regulators say.

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Thanksgiving travel at a 7-year high


More than 46 million Americans are expected to travel over the holiday weekend.