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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

Photo courtesy of rebootillinois.com

Durbin Just Focusing on Election Day For Now

Senior senator says he doesn't anything for granted


Voter Turn-Out Expected To Be Above 50%

Things running smoothly at the polls


Five Chances to Vote Yes or No

Two constitutional amendments and three non-binding referenda


The Big Day Is Here!

Listen for coverage on WTAX all day and tonight


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.


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


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


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


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


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

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TIMELINE: Michael Brown shooting


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