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Illini to Name “Lou Henson Court”

The University of Illinois will name the new court at the State Farm Center after longtime Illini coach Lou Henson.

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Man Dead After Christian County Vehicle Fire

A rural Pana man was found dead inside a vehicle discovered to be on fire Saturday morning.

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Madigan Spokesperson Deals With State-Funded Agencies

Steve Brown's clients include a program for nursing assistants that saw its state funding more than double.


MAP Money Passes Senate

There's still no budget, Republicans point out


Boykin Explores U.S. Senate Bid

A potential Democratic candidate in the U.S. Senate race isn’t shy about criticizing members of his own party, including U.S.…

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2 Democrats Battle for Comptroller

Republican "wingman" is all wrong, they say

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Multi-million Dollar Mansion Makeover

Roof repair part of private fundraising


Illinois State Police Starts Using “Drones”

The Illinois State Police is getting some use out of what you might think of as a drone, but that's not what they call it.


Gill: Don’t Count Me Out

Lost as a Democrat, now an independent for 13th District


IDOC Says Human Error to Blame for Data Breach

The department said Friday that the data breach was only discovered after the person who made the FOIA request mailed the documents to the inmate.

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New Law Requires Colleges in Illinois to Take Steps to Address Sexual Assault

Attorney General Lisa Madigan pushed for the law, which Gov. Bruce Rauner signed on Friday. It takes effect in August 2016.

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Some Illinois Health Systems Say No to Medical Marijuana

Illinois is among 23 states that permit marijuana for medical use, but hesitance from the medical establishment may be one reason only 2,800 patients have qualified for the program.

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This Year’s Illinois State Fair Queen Much More than Just a Pretty Face

The SIUE junior from Olney says her personality won over the judges.

8-22-15 Hunter Lake

City, DNR Sign Hunter Lake Agreement

DNR, Mayor Jim Langfelder Sign Memorandum of Cooperation regarding Hunter Lake.

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Fairmount Park Horse Owners, Trainers Sue Over Finances

Twenty-two members of the Illinois Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association question the use of money withheld from their Fairmount Park purses for a nonprofit effort that encourages adoption of retired race horses.

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U of I Seeks to Dismiss Soccer Player’s Lawsuit

Player claims to have suffered three concussions in two years while playing for the U of I.

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New Law Allows Cameras in Illinois Nursing Homes

Residents or families of nursing home residents will be required to furnish video or audio recording devices.


Meet Dr. Robert Marshall, U.S. Senate Candidate

"East St Louis is a better place to conduct the nation's business."


Unemployment Falls; Labor Force Grows

Illinois’ unemployment rate fell 5.8 percent in July, and this time, the labor force grew along with it.

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Study: Millennials credit scores are in the gutter


Millennials get plenty of recognition for frugality and their desire to share everything from cars to clothes, but they also have the lowest average credit score of any generation.

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Nearly a quarter of Americans call their jobs ‘meaningless’


A new poll shows 24 percent of Americans say their jobs do not make a meaningful contribution to the world.

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Clerk in gay marriage fight once unlikely to wage moral war


At 44-years-old, Kim Davis has been divorced three times and had two children out of wedlock.

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Obama has votes to protect Iran nuclear deal


Sen. Barbara Mikulski will support the Iran nuclear deal, giving President Barack Obama the 34 Senate votes needed to sustain a veto of any congressional resolution disapproving the deal.