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Kirk Admits Gun Measure Will Face a Fight

Tough to go up against NRA, he says

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Asian Carp Under Control

No new finds this past spring


HUD Chief Pushes Integration

Not just for big cities


Report: Many shots fired in parking lot

The Crossing Too on Clear Lake Avenue

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Flooding Remains a Concern

Third time Red Cross shelter is needed in Bluffs

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MLK Bridge to Downtown St. Louis to Close for 4 Months

The bridge opened as the Veterans Memorial Bridge in 1951 as a toll bridge built by East St. Louis for $10.5 million.


Lang Defends Anonymity for Potential Pot Growers

The sponsor of the medical marijuana law is defending the anonymity of the applicants for licenses to grow pot.


Ex-Marine Charged With Stealing Identities of Fellow Marines

Leonard E. Parker Jr., 24, of Calumet City is charged with financial institution fraud, aggravated identity theft and filing false claims against the United States.


South Sangamon Water Commission Boil Order Lifted

It was to be in effect until Monday to allow for testing.


3-Year-Old Peoria Boy Dies in Illinois River

The Peoria County coroner identified the boy as Ravante L. Ward.


Belleville Modifies Police Uniform Policy After Flag Flap

The new policy outlined by Chief Bill Clay in a July 7 memo called for officers to wear the Belleville city police patch on both shoulders as they received new uniforms.


Two Killed in Overnight Car Crash Downtown

William Joseph Jones, Jr., and Roderick Pickett are the victims

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Rauner Administration Appoints Campaign Supporter to Board Spot

The Reverend Corey Brooks has been appointed to a spot on the Illinois Tollway Board.


Woman Convicted In 1987 Kidnapping, Murder Wants New Trial

Attorneys for Nancy Rish, 53, say she was duped into participating in the kidnapping of Stephen Small in an attempt to extort $1 million.


Rauner Visits Tornado-Damaged Communities

Governor Bruce Rauner has visited two areas devastated by tornadoes late Thursday.


Ill. Supreme Court Won’t Intervene in State Worker Payroll Case

The Illinois Supreme Court has denied a request by state officials to decide the issue of paying government workers during the budget crisis.


Delavan Also Struck by Tornado

There are no serious injuries in Delavan from a tornado.


Appellate Court Overturns Cook County Judge’s Ruling on State Employee Pay

The ruling authorizes state Comptroller Leslie Munger to continue paying all state workers even though there's been no spending authority approved.


Kirk Backs Off Iran Nuclear Deal Comments

Sen. Mark Kirk is backing off from comments he made accusing President Obama of wanting to "get nukes to Iran."

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IOC expects U.S. 2024 bid despite Boston pullout


The deadline for applicant city submissions for the 2024 Games is Sept. 15 with Hamburg, Paris, Rome and Budapest already having entered the race.

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Boy Scouts lift ban on gay leaders, employees


The policy, which takes effect immediately, comes three years after the organization removed its prohibition on gay youth, but local Boy Scout units chartered by religious organizations will still be permitted to exclude gay adults.

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Kerry warns Congress scrapping Iran deal would mean path to nuclear weapon


The Republican-controlled Congress has until Sept. 17 either to endorse or reject the agreement.

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Human trafficking report blacklists Thailand, raises awareness about modern day slavery


The State Department's annual report highlights the world's worst human-trafficking centers.