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October Wetter Than Normal Across Illinois

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Gas Prices Continue to Fall

Should remain steady through rest of the year

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Springfield Building Demolition Doesn’t Go As Planned

A busy intersection in Springfield was shut down early this afternoon

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Durbin Just Focusing on Election Day For Now

Senior senator says he doesn't anything for granted

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Voter Turn-Out Expected To Be Above 50%

Things running smoothly at the polls

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Five Chances to Vote Yes or No

Two constitutional amendments and three non-binding referenda

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The Big Day Is Here!

Listen for coverage on WTAX all day and tonight

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Boyfriend to be Charged in Beardstown Baby’s Death

The man accused of beating a baby to death in Beardstown is in the hospital due to self-inflicted wounds.

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Grimm Complains About “Half-Truths” Leveled by Republicans

There has been no shortage of misrepresentations and half-thruths told during this campaign – so much so that even the Libertarian candidate is complaining.

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U.S. to leave more troops in Afghanistan than first planned

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The number of troops in Afghanistan next year will be larger than originally thought to fill a gap left in the NATO mission.

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Macy’s opening even earlier this Thanksgiving

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Dinner will be cut short: The department store chain will open at 6 p.m., two hours earlier than last year.

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PHOTOS: Turkeys who got a presidential pardon

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Ever wonder what happened to those turkeys that got a Thanksgiving reprieve from the President?

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Storm may snarl trip for Thanksgiving travelers

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A nor'easter headed up the East Coast could cause havoc for millions of Thanksgiving travelers.

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TIMELINE: Michael Brown shooting

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A timeline of events since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown all the way up to the grand jury decision.