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Trump Rallies in Springfield

Trump drew a record crowd at the Prairie Capital Convention Center.


Sangamon County State’s Attorney, Circuit Clerk to Start “Mail Court”

The Sangamon County Circuit Clerk and State's Attorney are implementing a "court-by-mail" program.


Illinois Won’t Limit Who Gets Elderly, Disabled Services

Rauner's administration notified federal officials that Illinois won't pursue those changes.


A Christmas Miracle? Union Ponies Up for Capitol Christmas Lights

This has been a big topic around the capital city and statewide as a symbol of the ongoing budget bungle.


Possible Changes Coming to Illinois’ Unemployment Insurance

Changes may be coming to Illinois' unemployment insurance after an agreement between business and labor groups.

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U of I Fires Athletic Director Thomas

The University of Illinois is spending millions to part ways with its athletic director.

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Medical Marijuana Sales Off and Running in Illinois

Among the first buyers Monday was Maggie Chatterton, a 25-year-old homemaker in central Illinois.


Projects Halted at State Colleges, Universities

The state's shutdown of building projects is being felt most at its colleges and universities.


Mild Winter Forecast

Illinoisans may welcome El Nino effect


ALPLM Leader Assures No Lincoln’s Birthday Closure

Exhibits mgr: "Illinois Gallery will close every Jan, Feb" His boss: "That's not what he meant"


Medical Society President Is an ER Doctor

Waukegan doc loves what he does


New to Illinois: Bacterial Stripe

Probably not a threat, but it looks like other diseases


Durbin Will Support Obama on Syria

"Unholy mess." says Durbin, with four million displaced

Newborn Screening

Prematurity: A Public Health Problem Here

March of Dimes report card: Illinois gets a C


Small Schools Stick Together

Strength in numbers for training, collaboration


Lawmakers Call for Debt Relief for Everest Students

For former students of Everest College in Illinois, getting relief from your student loan debt may become easier, if some…

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University of Illinois Works to Rein in Sprawl on Campus

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is trying to rein in expansion of space on its campus. The (Champaign) News-Gazette…

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Peoria Marijuana Dispensary Tied Up By Zoning Dispute

A proposed medical marijuana dispensary in Peoria has hit a snag over zoning that has delayed its opening.

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Trump drops 12 points in poll: Reuters/Ipsos


Donald Trump's support among Republicans has dropped 12 points in less than a week according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

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Police name suspect in Colorado Springs shooting


Police on Saturday identified the suspect in a deadly shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic.

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Black Friday crowds thin in subdued start to holiday shopping


America's annual Black Friday shopping extravaganza was short on fireworks this year.

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Making headlines this week

Santa Claus participates in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

A look at some of this week's biggest newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.

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Smartphones may have role in rise of U.S. traffic deaths


The number of deaths from traffic accidents jumped 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015, suggesting smartphones and other driving distractions could be making America's roadways more dangerous.