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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois State Board of Education has approved 29 school districts for low-interest and zero-interest b…

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BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Police in Bloomington say they are closing the investigation of a 1984 homicide because the man they believ…

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is asking its federal counterpart for more time to assess damage fo…

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CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago-based research group says cleaning up Illinois' budget mess will require difficult decisions such as raisin…

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CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago man has pleaded guilty to a drug charge and will serve a 20-year prison term.

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AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The city of Aurora has agreed to pay $2.65 million to a man wrongly imprisoned for a murder for more than 10 years.

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HILLSBORO, Ill. (AP) — The owner of a southern Illinois coal mine where an underground fire has smoldered for nearly a year is askin…

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Following is a White House-issued transcript of President Barack Obama's address to the Illinois General Assembly on Wednesday after…

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — President Barack Obama's speech to Illinois legislators, including some former colleagues, left them starry…

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CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a former investigator for Chicago's Independent Police Review Author…

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court is considering a challenge by a Chicago businessman who's trying to get listed o…

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SPRINGFIELD — President Barack Obama returned to Springfield on Wednesday to call on members of the Illinois General Assembly to wor…

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CHICAGO (AP) — Mexico's consulate in Chicago says the father of two children found dead with their mother and three adults in their …

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The brother-in-law of NFL quarterback Jay Cutler was paranoid about being followed by gang members when he cra…

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Florida businessman who bribed his way into winning multi-million dollar contracts to supply Portland's park…

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — President Barack Obama came here nine years ago to declare it was "time to turn the page" on cynical, speci…

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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's City Council has approved a $3.1 million settlement of a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Justice Department tha…

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CHICAGO (AP) — Art lovers have a chance to spend one starry night in a replica of Vincent Van Gogh's bedroom for only $10.

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois motorists will have to keep track of when their vehicles need to pass an emissions test or be rene…

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NEW YORK (AP) — Lisa Borders has been a fan of the WNBA ever since she helped bring a team to Atlanta. Now she's the league's new president.

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CHICAGO (AP) — A judge ruled that a man who alleges he was abused by a Chicago priest 16 years ago can seek punitive damages, breath…

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minnesota Gophers offensive lineman Luke McAvoy is recounting how he came out as gay in 2014 when he was o…

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SEATTLE (AP) — The Boeing Co. says it will be eliminating commercial airplane jobs as part of a cost-cutting effort.

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SPRINGFIELD — President Barack Obama has arrived in Springfield to address the Illinois Legislature on the ninth anniversary of his …

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CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago Christian college will create a scholarship named for a former political science professor who ass…

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ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities at the world's busiest airport say four lactation pods are now available for nursing mothers as they travel.

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CHICAGO (AP) — Failed safety oversight was partly to blame for a deadly crash near Chicago in which a truck driver for a company alr…

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois state Capitol where President Barack Obama returns Wednesday with a plea for "better politics"…