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Governor Pat Quinn State of State

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Quinn Mulling 2018 Run Against Rauner

The odds would be against him.

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Report: Gliniewicz Wanted “Hit” on Village Administrator

He tried to arrange for a gang member "to put a hit" on a village administrator because he feared she would discover he had been embezzling money.


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Police Need Help Solving Springfield Subway Armed Robbery

Springfield Police are looking for help solving another armed robbery.


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List of Approved Illinois Medical Marijuana Users Continues Growing

The Illinois Department of Public Health says it's approved 3,300 patients to use medical marijuana in the state's pilot program.

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Police: Metro East Woman Left Baby in Car to Go Gambling

A suburban St. Louis woman is charged with misdemeanor child abandonment.


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No rape charge for NHL star Patrick Kane

Patrick Kane, a three-time Stanley Cup champion with the Blackhawks, had been accused of raping a woman in his offseason home in the Buffalo suburb of Hamburg early on Aug. 2.


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The skies are going to be crowded this Thanksgiving

U.S. carriers are expected to fly 25.3 million passengers worldwide from Friday, Nov. 20, through Tuesday, Dec. 1.


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Seattle’s ‘gum wall’ cleaning up its act

After 20 years, Seattle officials are giving the Pike Place Market Gum Wall a deep clean to allow fans to rebuild the gross gum deposit.


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Twister among toys getting hall of fame nod

Toys are honored for their longevity and ability to foster learning, creativity or discovery through play.


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Protests growing over Trump on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Opponents say there's nothing funny about having Republican presidential front-runner host this weekend.


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Cornell gets large donation of Velvet Underground material

Author and collector Johan Kugelberg has donated 25 boxes of albums, unreleased recordings, handwritten lyrics, posters, fliers and rare photos to Cornell's Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections.


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Serena Williams channels inner superhero

The tennis champion is the women's world number one and is known for her strength and agility on the court, so when a man ran off with her cell phone while she dined out at a Chinese restaurant, the 34-year-old didn't hesitate to leap into action.


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New Pennsylvania prosecutor could be first to charge Cosby

Kevin Steele, a Democrat, on Tuesday defeated opponent Bruce Castor, a Republican, in the race for district attorney in Montgomery County, where Cosby's first named accuser filed a 2005 complaint against the actor.


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Belgium top FIFA world rankings for first time

Chile moved up four places to fifth to also reach their highest position, while Austria improved one place to a best ever tenth place.


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U.S. will not pause Keystone review; Obama expected to reject

The U.S. denied a request to pause the review of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, a decision expected to lead to the project's rejection by the Obama administration.


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New Bond ‘Spectre’ plays like a swan song, and a long one

It may be no coincidence that Agent 007's latest love interest, played by French actress Lea Seydoux in the new James Bond movie "Spectre," is called Madeleine Swann, because the film seems like a swan song for some of the participants.


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Pacific trading partners release trade pact details

The long-awaited text of a landmark U.S.-backed Pacific trade deal was released on Thursday, revealing the details of a pact aimed at freeing up commerce in 40 percent of the world's economy but criticized for its opacity.


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Glenn Frey’s health woes force postponement of Eagles’ Kennedy Center honor

The Eagles will not participate in the Dec. 6 tribute and will postpone their honor to next year.


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PREVIEW: PGA Sanderson Farms Championship

The Country Club of Jackson in Mississippi will play host to the Sanderson Farms Championship, a tournament known for its breakthrough victors.

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Today in entertainment history: Dec. 1


A look at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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HOLIDAY TV: What to watch this week


This week is packed with programs to get you in the holiday spirit.

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Bono, Clooney, Kardashian part of all-star campaign for AIDS

FILE - In this March 2, 2014 file photo, Bono arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. A New York City doctor says U2 singer Bono suffered multiple fractures and had to have two surgeries after his weekend bicycle accident. Orthopedic trauma surgeon Dr. Dean Lorich says Bono underwent a five-hour surgery on his elbow in which three plates and 18 screws were inserted on Sunday night. Bono had another surgery to repair a fracture to his left pinkie on Monday. Lorich says Bono will need therapy but a full recovery is expected.

Bono is a launching an all-star campaign featuring "once-in-a-lifetime experiences" like walking the red carpet with Meryl Streep or visiting the "Game of Thrones" set.