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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.


Badly Decomposed Body Identified as Pekin Man Missing Since June

Tazewell County Coroner Jeff Baldi says 59-year-old Lionel "Lonnie" Graham's cause of death wasn't determined.


Duckworth, Zopp Welcome Harris to Dem. U.S. Senate Race

With the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate now a three-way race, one candidate welcomes the newcomer, while another questions his stance on same-sex marriage.


Man Sentenced for Providing Guns to Chicago Gangs

Prosecutors say Walter Freeman, 36, of Lisle often exchanged crack cocaine for guns.


“Six Zeroes” Help Munger Bring the Story Home

Everything must be on the table, she says


The Case for Blago

Horse trading is legal, bribery is not


Refugee Rights Group: Rauner Has No Authority to Reject Syrian Migrants

Despite Gov. Bruce Rauner's statement that Illinois is temporarily closed off to Syrian refugees, immigration groups say resettling plans aren't changing.

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Black Friday crowds thin in subdued start to holiday shopping


America's annual Black Friday shopping extravaganza was short on fireworks this year.

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At least three injured in shooting near Colorado Springs abortion clinic


Police swarmed an "active shooter" situation unfolding near a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs.

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Making headlines this week

Santa Claus participates in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

A look at some of this week's biggest newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.

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Smartphones may have role in rise of U.S. traffic deaths


The number of deaths from traffic accidents jumped 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015, suggesting smartphones and other driving distractions could be making America's roadways more dangerous.

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Consumers, retailers face off over deep holiday discounts


Polls show shoppers, who got even bigger discounts closer to Christmas last year, are cautious with their spending and willing to wait for deals.