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Illinois Dems Keep Supermajorities

Not as big a deal as it sounds, some say


What Do Political Donors Get?

Not many places to put the money in Illinois legislative races, says Redfield


Springfield Police Department to Get New Cars

New pursuit vehicles to be delivered this winter

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Quinn Concedes

Clears path for Rauner to move into the governor's office


Still A Push By Dems For Immigration Reform

President still has the power of the pen


Turner Optimistic Despite Poor Democrat Showing in Local Races

Doris Turner says she's proud of her organization for its recently completed get out the vote efforts.


Durbin Prepares for Life in the Minority

When a new U.S. Senate is seated, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) will find himself in the minority.


October Wetter Than Normal Across Illinois

Illinois' state climatologist says October was considerably wetter than the month usually is.


Scherer Defeats Bell in 96th Representative Race

Republican Mike Bell has conceded in the race to incumbent Democrat Sue Scherer.

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Topinka Wins Reelection as Comptroller

Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka has been re-elected to a second term over Democratic challenger Sheila Simon.


Rauner Defeats Quinn in Divisive Governor’s Race

Republican businessman Bruce Rauner has unseated Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, ending Democrats' 12-year grip the state.


Davis Defeats Callis in IL 13th

Congressman Rodney Davis will return to Washington for a second term. He defeated Democrat challenger Ann Callis.

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Lisa Madigan Wins Reelection as Attorney General

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has been re-elected to a fourth term over Republican candidate Paul Schimpf.


Durbin Defeats Oberweis in U.S. Senate Race

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has defeated Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis to win a fourth term.


Bogus Robocalls Dissuade Chicago Election Judges from Showing Up

At least 2,000 judges out of more than 10,000 scheduled to work were no-shows.


Gas Prices Continue to Fall

Should remain steady through rest of the year


Springfield Building Demolition Doesn’t Go As Planned

A busy intersection in Springfield was shut down early this afternoon

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Scandal-plagued former Washington mayor Marion Barry dies


Barry, the scandal-plagued former mayor who was jailed for smoking crack cocaine, has died.

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A look back at the biggest newsmakers this week and the headline you may have missed.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Kids react to a realistic Barbie doll


The Lammily doll wants to show children that average is beautiful.

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House Republicans sue over Obamacare


Republicans sued over the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

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Lexus recalling 422K cars to fix fuel leak


The fuel leak can increase the risk of fire, safety regulators say.