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Judge Hears Arguments in Twitter Lawsuit

A federal judge is hearing arguments on whether or not a Peoria man's civil rights were violated when the man's home was raided after he started a fake Twitter account making fun of Peoria's mayor.

FILE - In this April 30, 2014 file photo Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to students and educators at the state Capitol in Springfield Ill. Gov. Quinn largely approved the 2015 budget lawmakers sent him but used his veto powers to cut about $250 million from the $35.7 billion spending plan Monday June 30, 2014. The Chicago Democrat said he cut money for renovations to the state Capitol, which drew criticism last year over the hefty price tag. He also said he has directed state agencies to made additional reductions, including selling nearly half of the state's aircraft.

What about Pat?

Back to organizing, he says

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New Man at DNR

Former State Rep. Rosenthal settles in

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Oral Arguments Are Close

2013 pension changes are in focus Wednesday

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Immigrant Groups: Don’t Cut Us

Programs pay off handsomely, advocates say

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Madigan: More Tools Are Needed to Fight ID Theft

Current law must be updated, says attorney general

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Tate-Nadeau Is a Trail Blazer

First woman general in the Illinois National Guard

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Distracted Drivers Could Get Prison Time for Fatal Crashes

HB3487 would give drivers illegally using cell phones same penalty as drunk drivers who cause fatalities.

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State Farm Center Renovation Under Way

Fighting Illini men's basketball team will play first five home games next season in Springfield.

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Illinois House Busy Tackling Issues Big and Small

Healthier snacks in vending machines and colors on toy guns among resolutions the Illinois House is working on.

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EPA Says No Hazardous Chemicals From Derailed Train

EPA continuing to monitor area waterways for leaking oil.

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Shimkus and Davis Say Immigration Reform Not a Done Deal

Niether Congressman will be at Monday's event.

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Durbin Endorses Challenger in East St. Louis Mayoral Race

Durbin endorses Emeka Jackson-Hicks

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Rauner Says Criticism About New Jersey Not About Christie

Governor calls Christie his friend.

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No More Paper Applications for FOID Cards

ISP will be accepting on-line only applications beginning March 17.

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Spring Forward — and Swap Out Smoke Alarm Batteries Too

State Fire Marshal says when you set clocks ahead, it's also a good time to change to fresh batteries in smoke alarms.

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Judge: Sex-Harassment Case Against Rutherford May Proceed

A federal judge has ruled allegations of sexual harassment against former Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford can go to trial over the objections of state lawyers.

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EPA: No Chemicals Detected in Air Near Oil Train Fire

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says no chemicals have been detected in the air near an oil train that derailed and burst into flames in western Illinois.

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Palazzolo Proposes City Department Consolidation, “Neighborhood Coordinator”

Springfield mayoral candidate Paul Palazzolo wants to create a new city position if elected he says will help consolidate a number of city departments under one umbrella.

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‘Downton Abbey’ to end after season six

This photo released by PBS and Carnival Film and Television Limited shows, from left, Lesley Nicol as Mrs. Patmore, and Sophie McShera as Daisy, in a scene from season four of the Masterpiece TV series, "Downton Abbey." As it returns for its much-awaited fourth season, it remains a series about elegance, tradition and gentility, and the pressures of preserving them. The show premieres Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 9 pm ET on PBS.

Producers confirm that the next season of "Downton Abbey" will be the last.

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‘Empire’ co-stars spark romance rumors

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Are Trai Byers and Grace Gealey more than just coworkers?

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Idris Elba could be the next ‘Star Trek’ villain

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The in-demand actor is in talks to join the star-studded cast of the sci-fi franchise.

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Balki’s bills: ‘Perfect Strangers’ star owes $280K in taxes, mortgage payments

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Bank officials say actor Bronson Pinchot hasn't been heard from in over a year.

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Van Halen plan tour, live album

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The band is back and ready to hit the road.