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Three Year Old Dies in Gillespie

Illinois State Police are investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy who sustained life-threatening injuries in Gillespie.


2014 Fourth Coldest Year on Record in Illinois

The numbers are in for 2014, and it was a cold year.

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Will Rauner Carry Through on Campaign Promises for Education?

Superintendent Jennifer Gill says she is confident


“Judy’s Amendment” Would Combine Offices

Topinka has advocated consolidation


Illinois Gas Prices Now Below Average

$2.11 a gallon, with optimism they'll stay low all year

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Cops Could Be Returning to the High Schools

School board approves, now up to Springfield city council


Positive Economic Numbers in Illinois Continue

Illinois' monthly measure of the economy remains positive.


Illinois Community College Officials Headed to Cuba

Could open door for some exchange programs

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Special Session Jan. 8; Potential Outcome Unclear

Legislators are returning to Springfield for a special session this week, but whether that session will accomplish anything is still up in the air.

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner 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.

Rauner to Appoint Munger Comptroller Jan. 12

Governor-elect Bruce Rauner has announced who he'll appoint as comptroller when he takes office.


Flu Hitting the State Hard

Flu shots still recommended


Another Deduction From Your Paycheck Coming?

More Illinois workers are likely to be saving for retirement, under a new law unless they opt out


Rep. Tracy: Fixing Illinois Won’t Be Easy

Ex-lieutenant governor candidate impressed with transition team


Rep. Poe Reportedly Doing Well

Stem cell transplant


Kirk’s All In

Would be first Illinois Republican in 30 years to serve more than one term in Senate


Illinois Educators Have a Plan

Encourage second-career teachers, says IASB chief


Quinn: Special Session, Special Election

Should Gov,-elect Rauner's appointment stand for four years?

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A Path out of Illinois’ Red Ink

Keep income tax up? Tax retirement income?

National Headlines

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Juror questioning to resume in Boston Marathon bombing trial


Many prospective jurors said they could not be impartial because they already believe Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is guilty.

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U.S. pediatricians oppose legal pot


Despite some states allowing recreational and medical use of marijuana, pediatricians say the substance should remain – for the most part – illegal.

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Obama, new Saudi king discuss ISIS, Yemen


President Barack Obama and new Saudi Arabia King Salman are expected to discuss shared concerns during their first formal meeting on Tuesday.

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Boehner says fixing infrastructure ‘critically important’


The top House Republican says Congress is looking at options to pay for repairs to America's highways and bridges.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘SNL’ takes on Tom Brady and DeflateGate


The New England Patriots QB reminds people that he is not a "science computer" and had nothing to do with deflating footballs.