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Washington Park Cleanup Is Almost Over

Big oil spill from Merlin fire this month

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.

African-American Pastors Endorse Rauner

More than a dozen pastors of predominantly African-American congregations are endorsing the Republican candidate for governor.


Ameren Threatens $20 Monthly Fee for No Smart Meters

Ameren Illinois says customers who refuse to have an electricity meter installed will see an additional $20 monthly fee on their bills.


Pizza Delivery Driver Robbed on East Side

A pizza delivery driver was uninjured when he was robbed by three assailants over the weekend.


Man Charged in Connection With Pipe Bomb; Armed Bank Robbery

Bradford Moss is charged with Possession of Explosives or an Incendiary Device and Attempt Theft.


Illinois Is Not Gaining Ground on Poverty

Census says numbers are stagnant

IL Deer

It’s Time to Watch Out for Deer

November, October top months, says State Farm


The Case against the Illiana

No real evidence it's going to be money well spent, Illinois PIRG says


Crossroads for Nuclear Energy

Subsidies are an issue

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Quinn, Rauner Disagree on Meaning of Latest NRI Subpoenas

Quinn: Same info sought Rauner: Orange jumpsuit in Quinn's future?


Three Charged With Embezzling County Funds

Three former Wiliamson County employees charged with embezzling more than $80,000

voting booth

A New Executive Director: Illinois State Board of Elections

The upcoming Executive Director of the Illinois State Board of Elections states his views on Illinois elections.


University Receives Grant To Prevent Sexual Assaults On Campus

Senator Dick Durbin announces a grant to Nortwestern University to prevent sexual assaults on campus.

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Suspected Indiana serial killings could go back 20 years


A man suspected in at least seven slayings of women may have killed other people in the state as far back as 20 years, police say.

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Toyota recalls 247K more vehicles to fix air bags


The automaker is recalling cars, SUVs and pickup trucks because of potentially defective front passenger air bag inflators.

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Benghazi attack suspect Khatallah faces more charges


A militant accused of participating 2012 attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, pleaded not guilty to 17 charges.

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Hundreds riot during annual pumpkin festival


Dozens of people were arrested over the weekend after violent parties near the New Hampshire city's annual pumpkin festival.

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U.S. to issue new Ebola care guidelines


The U.S. will issue strict new guidelines for health workers when dealing with Ebola patients.