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Bride Killed on the Way to the Reception

Groom's motorcycle hit a deer


Back at It

Nobody predicts budget breakthrough

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Trump Rallies in Springfield

Trump drew a record crowd at the Prairie Capital Convention Center.


Sangamon County State’s Attorney, Circuit Clerk to Start “Mail Court”

The Sangamon County Circuit Clerk and State's Attorney are implementing a "court-by-mail" program.


Illinois Won’t Limit Who Gets Elderly, Disabled Services

Rauner's administration notified federal officials that Illinois won't pursue those changes.


A Christmas Miracle? Union Ponies Up for Capitol Christmas Lights

This has been a big topic around the capital city and statewide as a symbol of the ongoing budget bungle.


Possible Changes Coming to Illinois’ Unemployment Insurance

Changes may be coming to Illinois' unemployment insurance after an agreement between business and labor groups.

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U of I Fires Athletic Director Thomas

The University of Illinois is spending millions to part ways with its athletic director.

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Medical Marijuana Sales Off and Running in Illinois

Among the first buyers Monday was Maggie Chatterton, a 25-year-old homemaker in central Illinois.


Projects Halted at State Colleges, Universities

The state's shutdown of building projects is being felt most at its colleges and universities.


Mild Winter Forecast

Illinoisans may welcome El Nino effect


ALPLM Leader Assures No Lincoln’s Birthday Closure

Exhibits mgr: "Illinois Gallery will close every Jan, Feb" His boss: "That's not what he meant"


Medical Society President Is an ER Doctor

Waukegan doc loves what he does


New to Illinois: Bacterial Stripe

Probably not a threat, but it looks like other diseases


Durbin Will Support Obama on Syria

"Unholy mess." says Durbin, with four million displaced

Newborn Screening

Prematurity: A Public Health Problem Here

March of Dimes report card: Illinois gets a C


Small Schools Stick Together

Strength in numbers for training, collaboration


Lawmakers Call for Debt Relief for Everest Students

For former students of Everest College in Illinois, getting relief from your student loan debt may become easier, if some…

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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.