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Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law requiring public schools to allow parents to administer medical marijuana at school to eligible children.

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin says a GOP state lawmaker will resign amid allegations that he posted nude photos of an ex-girlfriend on social media.

Former President Barack Obama is endorsing Democrat J.B. Pritzker for Illinois governor. He's also backing Kwame Raoul for attorney general and three Illinois Democrats looking to unseat GOP congressmen.

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law requiring his and future administrations to pay employees from the budgets of the agencies they're working for.

The former manager of Bloomington's city-owned arena faces a new theft indictment charging that he illegally transferred city money to a group that used to own the Bloomington Thunder hockey team.

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law protecting health professionals who provide police officers with life-saving epinephrine auto injections. 

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CHICAGO - Organizers of a march this week that may snarl traffic in one of Chicago's most heavily populated neighborhoods say they don't want the support of the city's mayor.

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CHICAGO - A new Illinois lottery game will generate money to help the families of police officers killed or severely hurt in the line of duty.

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CHICAGO  - Less than 1 percent of Chicago's residents have been issued a city ID card since the program launched this summer.

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Groundbreaking for the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago will happen next year because of a delay in the federal review process.

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McDonald's is not messing with the makings of its most famous double-decker burger of 50 years.

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Peoria’s Quest Charter Academy is seeking volunteers for its "Village of Men" to welcome students back to school.

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Deerfield, IL - Caterpillar's second-quarter easily beat Wall Street expectations thanks in part to the blistering pace of construction and demand for big machines.

Chicago has announced a plan to implement far-reaching police reforms under federal court supervision.

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DANVILLE, Ill.  - Police say investigators believe a now-deceased man killed a young woman inside her eastern Illinois home 38 years ago.

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CHICAGO  - A man might have saved himself from serious injury when a large metal pin fell from Wrigley Field's centerfield scoreboard because he had a plastic bucket on his head during a Chicago Cubs game.

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CHICAGO  - Lawyers for a Chicago police officer charged with murder in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald don't want the judge presiding over the case to decide the venue.

A central Illinois freight company and a road salt producer face state allegations of contaminating areas near the Illinois River with toxic chemicals.

The family of a motorcyclist who died after he hit a pothole and was thrown to the ground while riding through Chicago will receive $4 million from the city. 

President Donald Trump will be visiting an Illinois steel mill that is boosting production as he faces opposition to his imposition of tariffs in international trade disputes.

Six students from Chicago and its suburbs are among more than two dozen whose anti-violence activism has earned them Giffords Courage Fellowships to aid them in organizing anti-violence prevention.

State officials have opened an underpass in Galesburg to ease traffic and improve safety. 

Gov. Bruce Rauner has named his former general counsel to serve on the Illinois Racing Board.

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Authorities say a Peoria police officer fatally shot a 19-year-old man who fled from a vehicle after a traffic stop. Luis Cruz died overnight. The shooting happened just after midnight at West Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and south Blaine Street.

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CHICAGO - A Chicago judge has ordered the release from jail of a woman dubbed a "serial stowaway" for repeatedly trying to sneak onto commercial jets without a ticket.

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PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Ill. - Fire has left homeless hundreds of residents of a suburban Chicago condominium complex.

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Authorities say a central Illinois man stabbed himself in a courtroom shortly after a jury found him guilty in a sexual assault case.

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CHICAGO (AP) - Chance the Rapper says he has purchased the former news website Chicagoist, making the announcement in a new song.

A Chicago police officer charged with murder in the fatal shooting of black 17-year-old Laquan McDonald will stand trial Sept. 5.

Gov. Bruce Rauner says he was "deeply troubled" by President Donald Trump's seeming support for Russia and President Vladimir Putin in public comments. 

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