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Seniors Block Chicago’s Michigan Avenue Protesting Budget Cuts

Protesters angry over cuts to home care assistance for seniors temporarily stopped cars along one of Chicago's busiest streets.

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National Guard Adjutant General Hayes Promoted to Major General

The newest major general in the U.S. Army used his promotion ceremony to show how grounded he is.

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Blago Resentencing Can Proceed after Stay Refused

A federal court has denied a request by imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to delay his resentencing.

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Another U of I Administrator Resigns

Provost Ilesanmi Adesida says in an e-mail he'll step down Aug. 31.

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Illini to Name “Lou Henson Court”

The University of Illinois will name the new court at the State Farm Center after longtime Illini coach Lou Henson.

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Man Dead After Christian County Vehicle Fire

A rural Pana man was found dead inside a vehicle discovered to be on fire Saturday morning.

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Madigan Spokesperson Deals With State-Funded Agencies

Steve Brown's clients include a program for nursing assistants that saw its state funding more than double.

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MAP Money Passes Senate

There's still no budget, Republicans point out

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Boykin Explores U.S. Senate Bid

A potential Democratic candidate in the U.S. Senate race isn’t shy about criticizing members of his own party, including U.S.…

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2 Democrats Battle for Comptroller

Republican "wingman" is all wrong, they say

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Multi-million Dollar Mansion Makeover

Roof repair part of private fundraising

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Illinois State Police Starts Using “Drones”

The Illinois State Police is getting some use out of what you might think of as a drone, but that's not what they call it.

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Gill: Don’t Count Me Out

Lost as a Democrat, now an independent for 13th District

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IDOC Says Human Error to Blame for Data Breach

The department said Friday that the data breach was only discovered after the person who made the FOIA request mailed the documents to the inmate.

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New Law Requires Colleges in Illinois to Take Steps to Address Sexual Assault

Attorney General Lisa Madigan pushed for the law, which Gov. Bruce Rauner signed on Friday. It takes effect in August 2016.

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Some Illinois Health Systems Say No to Medical Marijuana

Illinois is among 23 states that permit marijuana for medical use, but hesitance from the medical establishment may be one reason only 2,800 patients have qualified for the program.

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This Year’s Illinois State Fair Queen Much More than Just a Pretty Face

The SIUE junior from Olney says her personality won over the judges.

8-22-15 Hunter Lake

City, DNR Sign Hunter Lake Agreement

DNR, Mayor Jim Langfelder Sign Memorandum of Cooperation regarding Hunter Lake.

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Fairmount Park Horse Owners, Trainers Sue Over Finances

Twenty-two members of the Illinois Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association question the use of money withheld from their Fairmount Park purses for a nonprofit effort that encourages adoption of retired race horses.

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