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Democratic state Senate President John Cullerton has announced he's stepping down from the Illinois Legislature.

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The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has banned the use of shackles and handcuffs on youths in its custody after two teenage boys were restrained.

Illinois' congressional delegation is backing Gov. J.B. Pritzker's appeal to the Federal Emergency Management Agency to reverse its decision to deny aid to individual flood victims.

President Donald Trump is again broaching the idea of freeing former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich from prison, where he is serving 14 years for corruption.

The chairman of the NCAA board of governors says the association hopes to avoid a court battle against states that are attempting to pass laws aimed at dismantling the NCAA's rules.

A state lawmaker has been arrested on a federal public corruption charge, becoming the latest top state Democrat targeted by federal prosecutors.

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A person familiar with the deal says the Philadelphia Phillies are hiring former Yankees manager Joe Girardi to replace Gabe Kapler. 

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A proposed bill would require all CBD products sold in Illinois to meet testing requirements that would be developed by the state Department of Agriculture.

The Trump administration says it plans to implement new rules that will increase demand for ethanol, reversing a decline caused by exemptions given to oil refineries.

A Republican congressman is slamming as "beyond repugnant" President Donald Trump's tweet of a conservative pastor's comment that removing Trump from office would provoke a "civil war-like fracture" in America.

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced the House is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. Pelosi made the announcement Tuesday from the speaker's office at the Capitol saying "no one is above the law." The move puts the Democratic speaker's stamp on the investigations that have been underway in the House. Calls for an impeachment inquiry have intensified following reports that Trump may have sought a foreign government's help in his reelection bid.

The former chairman of the Illinois Gaming Board allegedly engaged in prohibited political activity while heading the agency that regulates gambling. 

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Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul says any deal with Purdue Pharma for the role it played in the nation's opioid addiction crisis must hold the Sackler family, owners of the company, accountable.

A tentative settlement with Purdue Pharma announced Wednesday would have Purdue file for a structured bankruptcy and pay as much as $12 billion over time, with about $3 billion coming from the Sackler family.

In addition, the family would have to give up its ownership of the company and contribute another $1.5 billion by selling another company, Mundipharma.

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Corruption charges against former Rep. Aaron Schock have been dismissed under a deal struck with prosecutors in March. 

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says President Donald Trump will take action to soften the effects of oil refinery exceptions for blending corn-based ethanol in motor fuel. 

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Billionaire David Koch has died at age 79. Koch was a major donor to conservative causes and educational groups.

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker is praising the release of a report on bullying and harassment in Michael Madigan's office, but is sidestepping questions about Illinois House speaker's leadership.

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Power in Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan's office has been too centralized and its environment has fostered an atmosphere that condones bullying, intimidation, hazing and long work hours with inconsistent direction, according to an investigative report released Tuesday.

An investigation of sexual harassment in House Speaker Michael Madigan's office found that control has been too centralized and discourages complaints about mistreatment.

President Donald Trump says he's still considering whether to sign commutation papers freeing former Illinois governor and one-time "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant Rod Blagojevich from federal prison in Colorado.

Eight years after former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was convicted of corruption, the state of Illinois seeking to bar him from practicing law. 

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank 800 points after the bond market flashed a warning sign about a possible recession for the first time since 2007. 

President Donald Trump says he's "very strongly" considering commuting the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is serving a 14-year prison term on multiple federal corruption convictions.

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The father of a slain scholar who begged his daughter's killer to reveal what he did with her remains so that they could be returned to China for burial says his family now understands that recovering them may be impossible. 

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he's thankful that the state has not suffered a mass shooting like those over the weekend - without mentioning two major shootings with multiple deaths in the past decade. 

Wall Street didn’t like what it saw in Caterpillar’s second quarter earnings report...but there may still be some reasons for Big Yellow to feel optimistic this year.

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An Illinois Republican group has apologized and removed from its Facebook page a post that showed images of four Democratic congresswomen who have been criticized by President Donald Trump and referred to them as the "Jihad Squad."

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A former University of Illinois doctoral student is facing life in prison in the abduction, rape and killing of a scholar from China after a federal jury failed to agree on a death sentence.

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The Illinois State Rifle Association is challenging a law requiring more oversight for firearms dealers. 

Planned Parenthood of Illinois has announced it will stop accepting federal funds because of a new Trump administration rule barring family planning clinics from referring women for abortions.

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