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CARBONDALE - The Carbondale City Council is considering allowing "natural" burials that involve biodegradable materials and no chemicals. The council is discussing altering its code to allow the process at Oakland Cemetery.

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CHICAGO - Authorities say a Chicago teenager killed himself after being chased by police, but his family thinks the officers shot him and they're calling for an independent investigation.

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Portions of central and western Illinois remain dry as drought conditions persist across the Midwest. The U.S. Drought Monitor says Kentucky is the only Midwest state with normal soil conditions.

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GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) - A Missouri man accused of pointing a rifle at an anti-abortion protester near a southwestern Illinois abortion clinic says it was unloaded and he only lifted it up for the man to see.

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CHICAGO - Illinois' attorney general is suing the operators of Trump International Hotel and Tower for removing water from and releasing water into the Chicago River in violation of federal environmental laws.

CHICAGO - People flying in and out of Chicago's Midway Airport will find a new food hall with expanded retail and local dining options.

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. - Firefighters had to rescue a southwestern Illinois man from deep mud after he became stuck while trying to reach his pet parrot.

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WICKLIFFE, Ky. - An Ohio River bridge between Kentucky and Illinois has resumed normal traffic flow this week but will have restrictions again starting next week.

CHICAGO  - As an additional 600 police officers patrolled five violent Chicago police districts over the weekend the number of shootings dropped and no one was killed.

Gov. Bruce Rauner says Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has "failed horribly" on public safety after gunfire in the city last weekend injured more than 70 people and killed at least 11.

Ivanka Trump toured the welding facility at a southwestern Illinois community college as she promoted the importance of continued worker training.

The leader of a county board in suburban Chicago who went on leave to undergo treatment for a drug addiction says he's ending his re-election campaign.

Authorities say remains found by kayakers in a river in northern Illinois have been identified as those of a man missing since 2015.

Former state Rep. Nick Sauer has withdrawn from the November election ballot after an ex-girlfriend accused him of posting nude photos of her online.

The Illinois attorney general's office is looking at a Chicago mayoral candidate's charitable foundation after he's handed out more than $300,000 in cash and checks to local residents.

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SPRINGFIELD - State officials honored about 5,000 Illinois Purple Heart recipients for service to the United States.

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CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago police say hundreds of extra officers are being deployed to city neighborhoods where a burst of gun violence over the weekend left at least 11 people dead and around 70 wounded.

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CHICAGO - An autopsy by the Cook County medical examiner says a Chicago man killed by police in June died from a single shot in the back that entered his spine and lungs.

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Ivanka Trump plans to promote worker training in Illinois this week.

The Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor, who's campaigned against the state's child-support system, engaged in a shouting match with a judge about money he owes his ex-wife and access to child visitation.

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SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Bicentennial will be on full display this weekend - for free. The Illinois State Museum will participate in the Illinois Office of Tourism's Doors Open Illinois program. Admission will be free on Aug. 11-12 for the new exhibition "Bicentennial and Beyond! The Illinois Legacy Collection."

SPRINGFIELD - Illinois will receive more than $15 million in federal money to construct an electric transmission line in southern Illinois.

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline has amended a $1 billion racketeering lawsuit it filed against three environmental entities.

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CHICAGO - A candidate running to replace Rahm Emanuel as mayor of Chicago has rejected tweets by President Donald Trump's lawyer in which he offers his support and sharply criticizes Emanuel.

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CHICAGO - Organizers say they have enough signatures to ask voters to consider term limits for Chicago mayors.

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OSWEGO, Ill.  - Authorities are trying to identify the remains of a man found by kayakers in the Fox River.

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CHICAGO (AP) - Authorities say a 16-year-old boy has died after attending the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner has rejected legislation that would prohibit retailers from charging fees on rebate cards. 

An Illinois high school student and her father are suing a school district and several administrators alleging her civil rights were violated when she showed support for gun rights during an anti-school violence walkout.

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A suburban Chicago man who survived of a jet crash in Mexico this week is suing the airline.

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