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University of Illinois’ Airport Needs A Shot In The Arm

A task force is looking to revitalize the University of Illinois' airport.

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Secretary Of State Owes Back Rent – Since 2013

The Secretary of State's Office facility in Belvidere hasn't paid rent since 2013.


Union Suing Tazewell County Sheriff: Claim Retaliation

A group of Tazewell County Jail guards are suing the sheriff for retaliation of no confidence vote.


Robocalls: Not Sanctioned By GOP

Misleading robocalls to Chicago election judges were not sanctioned by the GOP.

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Winter May Arrive Early in Chicago

A dose of winter may be heading Chicago’s way, sooner than usual. National Weather Service meteorologist Gino Izzi says frigid…

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Secretary of State Facilities Closed Tuesday for Holiday

Drivers' facilities in Illinois will be closed for Veterans' Day.

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Rauner Applealed to Some Independents, Democrats

Illinois' economy was on the minds of those who crossed the aisle to vote for Bruce Rauner.


East Side Bar Robbed at Gunpoint

The two men had masks covering their faces when they entered the bar around 9:00.


Illinois ACA Health Insurance Costs to Increase

Many Illinois consumers who buy health insurance on the new government-run marketplace will see price increases for 2015.

Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner greets Henry Kinion, right, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The Republican stopped in Springfield Friday on a six-city tour to thank supporters after his victory Tuesday over Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

Rauner Stops in Springfield on Fly Around

Rauner has made a point of saying he is going to move to Springfield and live in the Governor’s Mansion a few blocks from the Capitol.

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Pollution Board Dismisses FutureGen Objection

The Sierra Club says it plans to appeal the decision.


State Rep. Ford Given Probation, Fines for Tax Fraud

A federal judge has sentenced Illinois state Rep. LaShawn Ford to probation and a fine for shortchanging the Internal Revenue Service of nearly $3,800.

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Central Illinois Counties Added to Ash Borer Beetle Quarantine List

Officials encouraging not to transfer firewood from affected counties


Rauner: I Voted Yes on Minimum Wage

Still must include business help, gov-elect says


Expect Bills to Come from Referenda

The results of advisory referenda will prompt legislation. The minimum wage question — $10 an hour by Jan. 1 –…


Rauner Names Transition Team

Includes both Republicans and Democrats


Fracking Rules Approved

Rules not made public yet

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Former Congressman Lane Evans Dies

He suffered from Parkinson's disease


Illinois Economy Sluggish But Inching Up

The University of Illinois Flash Index is up a little


Two Dead in Montgomery County Wreck

Two teenage passengers dead, two drivers injured

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Ebola survivors thankful for ‘second chance’


Six of the nine Ebola patients treated in the U.S. met for the first time.

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Thanksgiving travel at a 7-year high


More than 46 million Americans are expected to travel over the holiday weekend.

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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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Obama pardons ‘Cheese,’ America’s top turkey


The President pardoned the official Thanksgiving turkey in a tradition that is truly American.

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg has heart procedure


Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a heart procedure after reporting discomfort following routine exercise.