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Chances of Hitting Deer on Roads Higher This Year

State Farm Insurance is warning about a higher probability of hitting a deer in Illinois this year while driving.


Lawmakers Continue Tackling College Executive Pay

It seems the only thing more lucrative than being in charge of these places is being fired from being in charge of these places.


Thriving Wetland at Risk Under Restoration Project

The Nature Conservancy is building a complex, $6 million system of pumps and a concrete channel that would connect the 7,000-acre Emiquon to the river.

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Tornado Touch Down Friday in Will County

No injuries reported but there was minor damage to some homes in the area.

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Durbin and Bustos Ask Rauner to Release Funds for Rockford Airport

They say they believe Illinois state lawmakers appropriated the money in 2014


Summer Fire Won’t Stop Second City Comedy Troupe

Two office were destroyed but the group's most important assets suffered no or minor damage.

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Unions Sue for Continued Illinois Health Care Claim Payments

The unions fear with no promise of state payment, doctors will require cash upfront from patients.


Rauner Fires Illinois Lottery Manager

A recent report by the Illinois Legislature revealed the Illinois Lottery lost money last year for the first time since 2009.

Thank A Cop

It’s National Thank A Police Officer Day

Illinois FOP says a smile and a thank you will do.


Durbin Calls Rauner’s Cuts to Child Care Assistance Program “Unrealistic”

An estimated 90 percent of parents who would’ve qualified under the old rules are now no longer eligible for child care assistance.

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Local Sister to See Pope Speak to Congress

Sister Philip Neri Crawford hopes to hear Pope Francis speak on the environment and helping the poor.


Park District to Launch Creation of New Master Plan

The Springfield Park District is well on its way to developing a brand new master plan.

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Ill. Congressmen Vote Against Parties in Planned Parenthood Vote

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he'll blame Republicans if the government is shut down over Planned Parenthood funding.

FILE - In this March 9, 2012 file photo, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. , D-Ill., and his wife, Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, ask each other for their support and votes as they arrive at a polling station for early voting in Chicago. The sweep of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s life, from golden boy who could be president to broken politician, will be laid out for a federal judge in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, as she sentences him and his wife for misusing $750,000 in campaign money on a gold-plated Rolex watch, mink capes, mounted elk heads and other personal items.

Former Ill. Congressman Jackson Completes Prison Sentence

Officials say Jackson's home confinement in Washington, D.C., is being lifted and his ankle monitor removed.

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Livestock Show Changes for State Fair

More young people will have the opportunity to show livestock at future Illinois state fairs.


No Trial for Landowners Concerned About Pipeline Plan

A central Illinois judge has decided that a handful of landowners with property in the path of a planned oil pipeline will receive up to $30,000 each -- but not the trial by jury they sought.

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Civic Education Advocates Excited About New Law

Advocates of civic education try to soothe parents' fears about the state's new requirement for high school civics courses.

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Schock Submits More Documents

Aaron Schock has submitted 72 more documents to a federal judge.


Let’s Talk about Maps

Push and pushback for remap revamp

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North Grand Avenue Looking to Make Comeback

They're officially off and running -- the North Grand Improvement Association, as they look to bring the area back to a splendor many say it hasn't seen in decades.

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Pacific trade negotiators reach landmark deal, fight over approval looms


The U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim countries have reached a deal on the most sweeping trade liberalization pact in a generation.

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Student loan debt crosses generations


Weighed down by their own loans, many parents lack the means to fund their children's educations without sinking even deeper into debt.

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House GOP in turmoil with new uncertainty in speaker race


House Republicans are in upheaval as their front-runner for speaker faces fresh opposition and conservatives push to postpone leadership elections.

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Supreme Court tackles social issues as election looms


The nine justices are set to wade into contentious social matters in their new term beginning on Monday including affirmative action, union powers, and voting rights.

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East Coast hit by torrential rainfall, deadly flooding


A "once-in-a-millennium" downpour has left much of South Carolina under water.