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State Approves $237M OSF Comprehensive Cancer Center Plans

OSF HealthCare's $237 million Comprehensive Cancer Center got the OK from the state to move forward Tuesday.

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Pets Allowed: Proposed State Measure Would Allow Critters In Public Housing

Pet owners in Illinois that live in public housing often have to choose between keeping their pet and staying in a place they can afford. A proposed Illinois measure aims to prevent that situation from ever happening.

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America's Mental Health Crisis Hidden Behind Bars

It's recreation time at a Los Angeles County jail known as the Twin Towers. Nearly a dozen disheveled young men stand docilely as they munch on sandwiches out of brown paper bags. They're half-naked except for sleeveless, thick, blanket-like restraints wrapped around them like medieval garments. All are chained and handcuffed to shiny metal tables bolted to the floor. "It's lunchtime and they're actually [in] programming right now," says a veteran guard, LA County Sheriff's Deputy Myron...

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The top federal prosecutor for central Illinois says he plans to expand a youth outreach program aimed at high schoolers to Bloomington-Normal, Peoria, and other areas this year.

There's no dispute on whether Jesus Mesa Jr. killed 15-year-old Sergio Adrián Hernández Güereca.

He did. And there's a video of it.

In 2010 Mesa, an on-duty U.S. Border Patrol agent who was at the border in El Paso, Texas, shot Hernández at least twice — once in the face. At the time, the boy, a Mexican national, was on the southern side of the border in Ciudad Juarez.

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A federal judge in Washington on Tuesday heard arguments from Roger Stone's lawyers and federal prosecutors on the longtime Republican operative's bid for a new trial based on his allegations or juror misconduct.

Federal aviation regulators issued a new round of safety fixes for Boeing's beleaguered 737 Max jetliners, mandating repairs to sections of the planes that could make them vulnerable to lightning strikes and other activity which might result in engine malfunction.

The proposed fix issued by the Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday said certain panels on the planes, including the metallic layer that serves as part of the shielding for aircraft wiring, is susceptible to potential "electromagnetic effects of lightning strikes or high intensity radiated fields."

The Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that asked whether a law that criminalizes the act of encouraging or inducing illegal immigration for commercial advantage is unconstitutional.

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with sociology professor Amy Kate Bailey on the historical significance of Wednesday's House vote on the Emmett Till Antilynching Act.

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Cuts to the city of Peoria's salt budget make it difficult sometimes to deal with snow and ice removal. That's according to Sie Maroon, the city's superintendent of operations. 

Stocks fell sharply for a second day in a row. The Dow dropped 879 points on Tuesday, after tumbling more than 1,000 points on Monday.

While the coronavirus outbreak in China appears to have peaked, investors are worried by the growing number of cases in other countries, as well as a warning from U.S. health officials that the virus could hit closer to home.

Just last week, the S&P 500 stock index was hitting record highs. Now it's fallen more than 6% in just the last two days.

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Two Illinois sheriffs say some violent felons who had faced deportation are instead released into local communities after their prison terms end as a result of a policy change by Gov. J.B. Pritzker's administration. 

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OSF HealthCare's $237 million Comprehensive Cancer Center got the OK from the state to move forward Tuesday.