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November Ballot: Many More Referendums And Constitutional Amendments

Voters will be answering many more referendums and constitutional amendments on their ballot this November.

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Illinois Hospital Association: “Vigilantly Preparing” For Ebola

The President of the Illinois Hospital Association says they're working closely with Public Health to prepare for Ebola.

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Chicago Sun-Times endorses Bruce Rauner

The Chicago Sun-Times has endorsed Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Bruce Rauner over Incumbent Pat Quinn.

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Secretary Of State: Graduated Driver’s License Drops Teen Driving Deaths

Secretary of State Jesse White says implementation of the "Graduated Driver's License" has reduced teen deaths.

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Bill Clinton Expected to Stump in Illinois Next Week

Quinn says event will be in Chicago.

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Sun Times to Resume Political Endorsements

Paper says it will endorse a candidate for Illinois governor in Sunday's issue.

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Experts Discuss Police Body Cameras with State Lawmakers

Some law enforcement officials wonder if recording will cause cases to be sensationalized.

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Veterans Tell Their Stories

Audio archives available on line

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Springfield Clinic Board: No Merger With HSHS

Two Springfield healthcare providers at the center of a sudden merger proposal have both issued statements about the future of that idea.

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West Side Building Partially Collapses, Two Injured

Springfield Fire Chief Ken Fustin says the call came in around 2:00.

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Illinois Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.6 Percent

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment in the state continued to drop in September, falling to 6.6 percent.

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Body Camera Use Concerns Illinois Police Officers

Law enforcement officials in Illinois are asking lawmakers to come up with a state law governing the use of body cameras.

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Knights in Shining Armor to do Battle in Springfield

You may hear some accents from around the world as you are out and about this weekend. Contestants from Belarus,…

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Quinn, Rauner Continue Courting Black Voters

Both candidates for governor are pulling out all the stops to court African-American voters.

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Curtin Pleads Not Guilty to Alleged $700k Embezzlement

The former head of St. John's Children's Hospital has pleaded not guilty to embezzling more than $700,000 from the institution over six years.

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Commission Says ‘Sweepstakes’ Machines Are a Racket

Old-time Outfit move, says Chicago Crime Commission

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Higher Wages Would Mean Less Hunger, Activists Say

1 in 7 Illinois families regularly get help from food banks

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Rauner: I’d Work with Congress on Immigration

Current system doesn't work, he says

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1 American released from North Korea

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The State Department says Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, has been released.

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Ebola is low on our list of concerns

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A new poll shows Ebola ranks well behind the economy, jobs, and other issues among America's top problems.

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Staples investigating possible data breach

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The office supply giant is the latest U.S. retailer to become a possible victim of a cyberattack.

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Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape

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Authorities have brought additional charges against the man accused of abducting an 18-year-old Virginia college student Hannah Graham.

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Ebola crisis turns a corner as U.S. issues new guidelines

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The U.S. issued new protocols for health workers treating Ebola victims in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly virus.