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Redneck Fishing Tournament Again Draws Hundreds

People from across the country travel to tiny village of Bath

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Governor Pat Quinn Signs Puppy Mill Law

Three third graders inspire new law aimed at puppy mills.

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Rauner: Quinn Makes Poor Choice Of Ag Director

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Bruce Rauner criticizes Governor Quinn for choice of Agriculture Director

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State Commodity Board Winners

Illinois' State Commodity Boards announce election winners.

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Man Accused Of Strangling Roommate Over Chips Ahoy Cookies

A man is accused of attempting to kill his female roommate for eating Chips Ahoy cookies for breakfast.

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U.S. forces carry out operation against al Shabaab

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U.S. military forces carried out an operation on Monday against al Shabaab militants in Somalia.

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Amid foreign crises, Obama takes solace in economic turnaround

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With economic growth now far more robust than when he took office, Obama finds some measure of solace on the domestic front.

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Fast-food workers plan intensified protests

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McDonald's line cooks, Burger King cashiers, and other fast-food restaurant workers across the U.S. plan to walk off the job.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Boy’s hilarious reaction to baby news

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This little boy is NOT excited about being a big brother again, but his reaction is priceless.

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Making headlines this week

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A look at the week's biggest newsmakers and the stories you won't soon forget.