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Illinois Innocence Project Begins “Latino Innocence Initiative”

Latinos will be the focus of a special look at wrongful convictions.

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377 lbs. of Marijuana Found in Semi Truck

Driver from Texas in custody.


Durbin Criticizes Trump’s Springfield Visit

Durbin talks immigration and Trump's Springfield appearance.


Medical Marijuana Sales: $211,000

$211,000 worth of medical marijuana sold in the first week in Illinois.


Clinton Landfill Won’t Accept Certain Types of Chemical Waste

Clinton Landfill Inc. had agreed to a consent decree prohibiting the landfill from taking waste such as toxic PCBs.


Illinois Not Highly-Ranked for Integrity

Illinois' integrity grade: D+


Poe Picked for State Ag Job

State Rep. Raymond Poe replaces Phillip Nelson.

Hillary Clinton speaks at a press conference at the Women's Empowerment Event at the United Nations

Featuring: Hillary Clinton
Where: New York, New York, United States
When: 10 Mar 2015
Credit: Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/WENN.com

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Illinois Dem Delegates Prefer Hillary

Illinois superdelegates to the Democratic National Convention next summer in Philadelphia appear to be lining up behind Hillary Rodham Clinton for president.


Lawsuit Filer Wants Delay in Help to Lottery

An attorney representing Illinois Lottery winners who haven't been paid their winnings has asked a federal judge to prevent 38 other state lotteries from sending money to the agency.

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Grain Belt Express Passes ICC

Missouri has already rejected wind power line

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Five Days Away, Still No Agenda, Location for Budget Meeting

Business groups: public view will stifle candid debate

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UI Trustees: Get a Budget, Already

Also, president's retention bonus is rescinded.

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State Police Break Ground on New Memorial

Groundbreaking was Thursday for the Illinois State Police Memorial Park.


Springfield Among Sites Where Lasers Were Pointed at Aircraft

The capital was one of the cities where authorities reported laser beams being pointed at aircraft Wednesday night.


Lottery Ticket Sales Plummet

Illinois Lottery ticket sales have plummeted since lottery officials announced delaying payouts over $600 because of the state budget impasse.


ISU Boasts High Graduation Rate

Illinois State University is reporting a graduation rate of 73.4 percent -- the highest in recent history.

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U of I Settles with Salaita

Total settlement value: $875,000.

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Lawmakers Pass State Museum Measure — Museum Not Opening Yet

Measure supports opening museum, but does not fund it.

11-11-15 Veterans Day Springfield 1

Senator: Day Off for Veterans Should Be Law

Tax credit involved in Mulroe's bill

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History of the holiday: Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving celebrations date back to the first European settlements in America, but it wasn't until the 1860s that it was declared a national holiday.

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WATCH: How holiday shopping can help charities


In the frenzy of holiday shopping, consumers are doing more than getting great deals, they’re also using coupons to help raise money for a number of worthy causes.

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Thanksgiving getaway: Cheap gas, high security


Millions of Americans embarked on their annual Thanksgiving travels on Wednesday, with security at airports, New York City's parade festivities and other venues expected to be heightened amid jitters after the Paris attacks.

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Somewhat Quiet Night in Chicago Following Police Shooting Video Release

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Most protesters in Chicago seemed to honor pleas for restraint.

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2015 to be the hottest year in history


This year will be the hottest on record and 2016 could be hotter due to the El Niño weather pattern, the World Meteorological Organization said.