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DNR Protection for Bear, Wolf, Cougar

These animals are still not prevalent in Illinois.


Kincaid Tries to Move On

Village hopes to move on

Rauner and Christie

Christie Campaigning for Rauner in Chicago

NJ Governor visits Rauner's headquarters


Cooling Centers Again Open

Heat warning extended to 7pm Tuesday


How Heavily Should Local Police Arm Up?

Ferguson brings attention to militarization of police


Do Nothing? It’s Someone Else’s Fault

By the numbers, the record is not good

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Which Candidate Do You Dislike the Least?

Redfield: The "lesser evil" may win


Laws to Help Seniors

Nursing home residents will benefit

road construction

LaHood: Raise the Gas Tax!

Who's with him?


Former Advisors To Governor Quinn Subpoenaed For Emails

Three former top advisers of Governor Pat Quinn have been subpoenaed to hand over emails as investigation continues into failed Anti-Violence program.


Section of I-70 Named For Former Congressman Jerry Costello

Former Congressman Jerry Costello receives honor by having a stretch of I-70 named after him.


St. Louis Rams Receiver Says He Relates To Ferguson, Missouri Residents

St. Louis Rams wide receiver Kenny Britt says he can relate to what Ferguson, Missouri residents are going through.


IDNR Receives U.S. Agriculture Grant To Expand Parks

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources receives $1.7 million dollars to expand parks.


Illinois DNR to Use Grant On Recreation

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has announced it will receive more than $1.7 million to expand the Illinois Recreational Access Program.


Quinn Signs Legislation Requiring Transit Review

Pat Quinn has signed a mass transit reform law intended to make the operations of transit agencies serving metropolitan Chicago more transparent and accountable.

affordable care act

GOP Says It Has Fixes for ACA, Dems Skeptical

Mark Kirk is for repeal; Dick Durbin says no repeal but he'll work with the GOP on fixes.


IDOT Under Fire Again for Hiring Practices

Illinois Executive Inspector General's office says workers hired under title but given other duties to avoid hiring rules. Also asserts Governor Quinn was not involved.


Greens Off, Libertarians On November’s Ballot

Green Party vows to fight decision

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Manufacturing, construction data point to sturdy U.S. growth

An overall view of the assembly line where the BMW X4 is made at the BMW manufacturing plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina March 28, 2014.

U.S. manufacturing activity hit a nearly 3-1/2-year high last month, a sign the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.

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ISIS releases beheading video of American Steven Sotloff

A masked Islamic State militant speaks next to a man purported to be U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff at an unknown location in this still image from an undated video posted on a social media website.

The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff.

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U.S. forces carry out operation against al Shabaab


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


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


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