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Boating Safety: Governor signs Several Measures

Governor Pat Quinn signs three measures to increase boater safety.

Governor Quinn Signs Historic Pension Reform

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Quinn Signs Illinois Boater Safety Regulations

Gov. Pat Quinn has approved several laws aimed at increasing boater safety on a holiday weekend that many Illinois residents…

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Illinois Celebrates the 4th of July with Parades, Fireworks

Communities across Illinois are celebrating Independence Day with parades, ice cream socials, fishing derbies and fireworks. In the central Illinois…

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Summertime fails

Summer means fun in the sun. Just try not to follow in these people's footsteps.

New film "Snowpiercer" director Bong Joon-Ho, seated left, accomanied by actors, seated from second left, Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Ko A-sung and Song Kang-Ho, speaks at a press conference of their film in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, July 29, 2013. The Korean/American sci-fi thriller is to be released in South Korea on Aug. 1.

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REVIEW: ‘Snowpiercer’ is a refreshing summer thriller

The most thrilling ride of the summer may not be at the amusement park after all!

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Today is the 60th anniversary of Elvis’ first recording

On July 5, 1954, a19-year-old Presley recorded a version of "That's All Right," and the career of the King was born.

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Ex-Illinois Governor Returns, Talks Death Penalty

George Ryan is a free man once again and shares his thoughts on the death penalty.

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Storms Hit Some Illinois Cornfields Hard

Some areas of Illinois saw damage to their corn crops due to storms Monday.

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Members of Congress Tour Large VA Facilities in their Districts

Members of Congress with big Veterans’ Administration facilities in or near their districts  know what to do: go there. U.…

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This weekend in entertainment history

A look back on the headlines that went down in Hollywood history.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

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NRI Subpoenas Issued

Grand jury demands NRI emails

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Alleged Truck Stop Killer Arrested

Focus of nationwide manhunt

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Hurricane Arthur whips East Coast

Hurricane Arthur hit the North Carolina coast early on Friday and weakened as it moved out to sea.

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Making headlines this week

The news you may have missed and the headlines you'll want to remember.

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Illinois GI Assistance Plan Extended

The 2003 program was designed because military families took a salary cut after National Guard members and reservists were deployed

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John Williams to debut new version of U.S. anthem

The American composer and conductor is debuting a new arrangement of "The Star-Spangled Banner," featuring choirs, trumpets, and cannons.

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Illinois Accepting Health Insurance Grant Applications

ACA enrollment begins November 15

Since Independence Day falls during the work week, members of St. Richard Catholic Church celebrated the holiday on Sunday, June 30, 2013, with a picnic-style outing complete with fireworks that could be seen throughout the northeast Jackson, Miss. neighborhood. The long streamers were recorded in a 13-second time exposure. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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Fireworks safety tips

Don't be one of the thousands of Americans injured by fireworks on July Fourth. Stay safe and have a happy holiday!

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Hunger groups get creative while school is out for summer

Workers are getting creative at keeping small bellies full when U.S. schools - along with their lunch programs - close for summer.

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Chris Pratt goes from slob to heartthrob

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With a more buff physique than his character Andy Dwyer on "Parks and Recreation," Pratt combines cocky and dorky into an unlikely leader of a band of outcasts bent on saving the galaxy.

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Drew Barrymore’s sister found dead

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Jessica Barrymore, daughter of actors John Drew Barrymore and Nina Wayne, was found dead in her car.

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Jimmy Page climbs alternative ‘Stairway to Heaven’

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A lost version of the hit song will be released as part of the band's remastered "IV" album.