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Exonerated Prisoners in Illinois Could See Tuition as Part of Reparations

The bill is awaiting action from Governor Rauner.

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Durbin Says He’s Made No Endorsement for 2016 Yet

The Senator says he hasn't officially endorsed Tammy Duckworth, nor will he criticize Mark Kirk for getting an early start on campaign 2016.

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American Pharoah wins Belmont to capture Triple Crown

American Pharoah entered horse racing's all-time greats by winning the Belmont Stakes to capture the coveted Triple Crown in nearly four decades.

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Out of State Birds Banned From Fairs and Exhibitions

Bird flu not yet detected in Illinois.

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Discussion Over State Education Secretary’s Salary Becomes Contentious

Reps. Lou Land and Ron Sandack come to verbal blows in discussion over Beth Purvis' salary.

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Springfield Man Face DUI and Other Possible Charges in Wal-Mart Parking Lot Accident

Lindsay Sharp died Friday morning; her son and boyfriend are recovering from non life-threatening injuries.

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Heroin Bill Passes Both Chambers of the General Assembly

Bill is waiting for governor's signature, but one lawmaker says state can't afford to enact it.

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Durbin: Maybe My Personal Info Was Hacked; Cyber Security Law Needed Now

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin isn’t sure if his personal information was taken in the biggest breach ever of the U.S. government’s computer networks.

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Rauner Names Medical Marijuana Director

Joseph Wright succeeds Bob Morgan, who stepped down last month to go into private law practice.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

Here's a look at some of this weekend's biggest sporting events.

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Harris: Hearing on Purvis’ Salary No “Sham”

State Rep. Greg Harris: the hearing looking into why Education Secretary Beth Purvis' $250,000 salary is not being paid from the state education budget was no sham.

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A “Summit of Hope” for Ex-Cons

Businesses and state and local agencies all have one message for ex-convicts trying to get back into the working world: don't give up.

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This week’s top sports shots

A look at some of this week's biggest plays and best moments in sports.

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Making headlines this week

A look at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.

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Roberto Clemente biopic in the works

Studio bosses hope to adapt David Maraniss' biography "Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero," for the big screen.

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Goodbye Yahoo maps

Yahoo is shutting down some of its services, including maps, as it realigns itself to focus on search and digital content.

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Brazil soccer puts harsh glare on Nike, other sponsors

International companies face a grilling over their powerful role in soccer as a former star player vows to expose suspect marketing and their links to corrupt payments.

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2007, file photo, Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, front, R-Ill., announces that he will not seek reelection for a 12th term as he stands on the steps of the old Kendall County courthouse with, from left, his son Josh; wife Jean; and daughter-in-law Heidi, grandson Jack, in Yorkville, Ill. A newly unveiled indictment against Hastert released Thursday, May 28, 2015, accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime schoolteacher silent about "prior misconduct."

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Montana Woman: Brother Was Abused by Hastert

A woman from Montana says her brother had a sexual relationship with former Illinois Congressman and House Speaker Dennis Hastert.

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Soon you can buy the Apple Watch the ‘old-fashioned’ way

Coming soon to stores: the Apple Watch.

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Cullerton: Senate Will Consider a Property Tax Freeze

Cullerton says his chamber will vote on a property tax freeze.

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See what’s new on Netflix this month

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Are you over fireworks and cookouts? Stay inside and binge on these movies and shows that are now showing on Netflix.

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Mayweather, Pacquiao, Perry among the ‘best paid’ celebrities

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Musicians and athletes dominate the world's highest-paid celebs, according to the latest rankings.

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Celebrate safely with these fireworks tips

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)

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