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Eileen Quinn, Mother of Former Gov. Pat Quinn, Dies at 98

Eileen Quinn was a frequent presence on the campaign trail during her son Pat's political career.

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Governor’s Task Force Explores School Consolidation in Illinois

Task Force Member says biggest issue facing small school districts is State not paying it's bills.

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U of I Officials Respond to White Student Union Group’s Social Media Page

An online response to the Facebook page from the university's Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations says there's a course offered: Being White in a Multicultural Society.

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Illinois Hospital Association Board Names New Top Executive

The Illinois Hospital Association will soon have a new top executive.

4 Illinois Mayors Sign Letter Supporting Syrian Refugees

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, Normal Mayor Chris Koos and Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing signed the letter.

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Durbin Slams GOP Over Syrian Refugee Policy

Durbin says the ideas from Republican presidential candidates on how to handle the Syrian refugee crisis are "an embarrassment."

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Storm Dumps Up to a Foot of Snow in Midwest

The storm that moved into northern Illinois, Indiana and southern Michigan overnight has dumped up to a foot of snow in some places.

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Springfield Bank Gets Contract to Process Marijuana Taxes

Illinois National Bank executives say they decided to submit a bid after assurances from state and federal banking regulators.


Wojcicki Jimenez Selected to Replace Poe in House

The newest Illinois state representative has reported the news and been in the news.


ISBE Wants 48 New Charter Schools, Lawmakers Push Back

State lawmakers accuse Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Illinois State Board of Education of trying to open 48 new charter schools without input from local school boards

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Gliniewicz Accounts will Remain Frozen Until Judge’s Ruling

Authorities say late Fox Lake Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz staged his suicide to look like a homicide


Four Charged in Shooting Death Investigation

Three of four people have been indicted by a Sangamon County grand jury on murder charges for a shooting death earlier this month.

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DSI Names New Executive Director

Lisa Clemmons Stott will replace Victoria Ringer.


Mixed Bag for Jobless Numbers

October rate holds, but jobs are added in Illinois


The Job Is NOT Up in the Air

Pilots have no flights


Immigrant Groups Flex Their Muscles

Await US Supreme Court action on DAPA, DACA


Labor Expert: AFSCME, Smaller Unions Don’t Compare

A labor expert says the unions which have reached agreements with the Rauner administration cannot be compared to the others.

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Sister City Relationship on Display Through Gettysburg Address

Each of four students learned English and won a contest in order to recite Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.


Cause of Death Finally Revealed for Petersburg Man

A news release says Olen Randall, 66, who was found dead on October 15th after a party, died from blunt force trauma to the chest.


SPD Arrests, Charges Man With Marine Bank Robbery

Police found evidence linking the man to the Marine Bank robbery inside his cab.

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WATCH: How holiday shopping can help charities


In the frenzy of holiday shopping, consumers are doing more than getting great deals, they’re also using coupons to help raise money for a number of worthy causes.

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Thanksgiving getaway: Cheap gas, high security


Millions of Americans embarked on their annual Thanksgiving travels on Wednesday, with security at airports, New York City's parade festivities and other venues expected to be heightened amid jitters after the Paris attacks.

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Somewhat Quiet Night in Chicago Following Police Shooting Video Release

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Most protesters in Chicago seemed to honor pleas for restraint.

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2015 to be the hottest year in history


This year will be the hottest on record and 2016 could be hotter due to the El Niño weather pattern, the World Meteorological Organization said.

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Many House Republicans want refugee restrictions in spending bill


Nearly one-third of the Republicans in the House of Representatives signed a letter calling on party leaders to ensure that a must-pass spending bill block any use of federal funding to resettle refugees from Syria and nearby countries.