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Illinois Ranked at the Top for School Emergency Plans

Illinois is the nation’s most improved state when it comes to establishing emergency plans for children


Prisons and Power

A spokesman for AFSCME says power failures highlight a lack of necessary funding


Quinn and Rauner Agree: Don’t Raise the Gas Tax

Other ways to build and maintain roads, they say

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Accident Leaves State Trooper Injured

Cause of crash under investigation

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Workers Mark Labor Day with Annual Parade

Hundreds line downtown parade route Monday


Shuttle Driver Arrested for DUI While Carrying Bar Patrons Home

Bus driver allegedly more than 2 time legal limit


Medical Pot Applications Can Now Be Submitted

Number of applications could run into the thousands


Labor Day Rain-Out?

Storms may linger into tonight


Duckworth Pregnant

Makes announcement on TV


Labor History Is Not Far Away

Meet Mother Jones


Kinzinger Supports President on ISIS, So Far

Northern Illinois Repubilcan appears on CNN


Body Found in McLean County

Found on LeRoy roadside


Four Dead in Elmhurst

Police: Dad killed wife, two adult children, self

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Ethical Measures Hit Mass Transit

Seats on Chicago area boards are seen as plums


The $8.25-an-Hour Governor

Full-time worker takes home $79 a week


License Revocations Could Hold Firmer

Doctor's successful suit against state inspired new law


Thrown-away Baby Is in Good Condition

Jacksonville police investigating

National Headlines

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Microsoft names next operating system Windows 10


Microsoft announced its new operating system to replace the largely unpopular Windows 8.

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Secret Service White House security breach ‘unacceptable’


Lawmakers scolded the head of the Secret Service over a security breach that allowed a knife-wielding intruder to run deep into the White House.

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Congress vote on campaign against ISIS could lag to 2015


Congress may not vote until next year on authorizing air strikes against Islamic State militants, despite some lawmakers' insistence that approval is already overdue.

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Obama, Modi vow to boost strategic ties, create model for world


President Barack Obama and new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have vowed to deepen their countries' strategic partnership.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Fan tackled on field


An Ohio State fan tried to rush the field in the middle of Saturday's game, but he wasn't counting on a quick-thinking coach.