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Former Congressman Ken Gray Dies; Services Set

The "Prince of Pork" was 89.


Libertarians Say, Don’t Forget Us

Income tax is a Republican creation, they remind us


More Hearings Are Scheduled for NRI

Don't expect much from witnesses


Dixon Mayor Pleads: Keep Walgreens a US Company

Illinois-based company may shift HQ overseas


IAAFC Expands Its Territory

Illinois African-American Family Commission will not be ignored, says sponsor


Houston Seeks Another Term

E-mail leaves no doubt


Quinn Pushes Gun Bill

Sunday appearance in Chicago


Dyslexia: New Law Aims to Help

A new Illinois law aims to help those with dyslexia.


Armed Robber Gets Life: Accomplice Was Slain By Store Owner

A robber whose accomplice was shot and killed by a store owner gets life in prison.


Toxic Waste Disposal: Champaign Residents Fight Landfill Company

Champaign residents are encouraging taking action against landfill company.

Republican gubernatorial candidate State Treasurer Dan Rutherford participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Treasurer’s Office: Paid Internships To Politically-Connected

Published reports say State Treasurer Dan Rutherford's office offered paid internships to those with political connections.


University of Illinois: A Rush To Replace President

The University of Illinois has stepped up its efforts to find a new President.


Illinois Towns See Jobs Ahead in Medical Marijuana

The prospect of adding new jobs has led officials in many shrinking Illinois communities to set aside any qualms about the state's legalization of medical marijuana and to cozy up to would-be growers.


Flash Flood Warnings For Large Part of Illinois

Flash flood warnings are in effect for parts of northern, central and eastern Illinois as slow-moving thunderstorms unleash torrential downpours.


New Law to Help Illinois Students with Dyslexia

A new state law aims to help Illinois students with dyslexia.


Court of Appeals in Chicago joins Indiana Wisconsin Same Sex Marriage Appeal

The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago has combined Indiana and Wisconsin's gay marriage cases and put them on the fast track.

Weber Grill

Makers of Weber Grills Break Ground for Facility in Huntley, IL

Weber Stephan breaks ground in Huntley for new distribution center.


Illinoians to Vote on Birth Control in November

Birth control question to be on ballot in November.


Kirk Demands Background Checks for Undocumented Children

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is demanding criminal background checks on the unaccompanied children that have crossed the U.S. border with Mexico.

IL dept of veterans affairs

Quinn Appoints IDVA Director

A U.S. Marine veteran who served three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan has been named acting director of the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs.

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U.S. courts deliver conflicting rulings on Obamacare


A U.S. appeals court threw out a federal regulation that implements key subsidies that are vital to the health care overhaul.

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Armed bandits steal $181K from Atlantic City casino


A manhunt is underway for masked robbers who stole $181,000 from Caesar's Atlantic City casino in New Jersey.

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Airlines halt flights to Israel


Delta, American, and United have halted flights to Israel to ensure passenger safety as the turmoil in the region is intensifying.

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Judge dismisses Republican lawsuit over Obamacare


A federal judge has thrown out a U.S. Senator's legal challenge to a part of the law that grants insurance subsidies for members of Congress.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Kids react to ’90s ‘Turtles’


With the reboot of the "TMNT" movie coming out next month, these kids get schooled about the history of everyone's favorite mutated reptiles.