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Man Shot Multiple Times Near Harrison Homes

A 30-year-old man is in serious but stable condition after he was shot multiple times near the Harrison Homes on Peoria's South Side.

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Bill Seeks To Work On College Student Hunger

Legislation adopted this spring aims to chip away at the growing problem of college student hunger in Illinois. Under that measure, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission could soon have to notify students of their eligibility for food assistance. The measure would target people eligible for the Monetary Assistance Program, which provides grants for lower-income students. They would have to be told they might be eligible for thefood aid know as SNAP — the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance...

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Revolver Likely Used By Van Gogh Sells In Paris

The gun believed to have been used by Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh to take his own life was sold at the Drouot auction house in Paris. The unnamed buyer bought the corroded 7mm caliber Lefaucheux revolver for about $182,000. The gun's trigger is pulled back, frozen in place, some think cementing the moment in which it would have dropped from Van Gogh's grasp. Its purchase has reignited the debate over whether Van Gogh died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. In 1960, the weapon was found...

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker

Gov. J.B. Pritzker created a new Census Office on Thursday to help get an accurate account of Illinois’ population before the 2020 Census.

Hader co-created and stars as a hitman who enrolls in acting classes in the dark comedy series. In the second season, Barry struggled to express himself as an actor — while keeping his past a secret.

Gary and Celeste Havener live 40 miles outside of Laramie in southeast Wyoming. They spend a lot of their time growing vegetables and riding horses across the prairie.

A few weeks ago, Celeste fell off her horse.

"[I] had a very ungraceful dismount and tweaked my knee pretty good," Celeste says.

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A 30-year-old man is in serious but stable condition after he was shot multiple times near the Harrison Homes on Peoria's South Side. 

Updated at 11:37 a.m. ET

Just before 2 a.m. on Thursday, multiple gunshots rang out as people exited the Deja Vu nightclub in Allentown, Pa.

Police say 10 people who were gathered on or near the sidewalk were shot and hospitalized.

"All victims are expected to survive," Allentown Police Capt. Bill Lake told NPR in an interview.

No one is in custody.

Updated at 1:40 p.m. ET

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a 40-foot World War I memorial cross can stay on public land at a Maryland intersection.

The cross "has become a prominent community landmark, and its removal or radical alteration at this date would be seen by many not as a neutral act but as the manifestation of a hostility toward religion that has no place in our Establishment Clause traditions," the court wrote.

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A mix-up and a bad photo contributed to a gunman shooting retired Red Sox player David Ortiz by mistake, instead of his intended target in Santo Domingo, Dominican officials announced Wednesday.

Surveillance video from the evening of June 9 shows a man who approaches Ortiz, a legend in his native Dominican Republic, and shoots him in the back at close range as Ortiz sits at a bar's outdoor table in the country's capital.