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Without a budget, providers prepare, officials go to court

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' government weathered its second day without a state budget Thursday, and while legislative chambers were si…

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Quigley rallies Sky to 77-74 win over Sun

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Allie Quigley scored 19 points, including the go-ahead free throws with 15.4 seconds left, to lift Chicago to a 77-74…

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Union lawsuit seek full pay despite no Illinois budget

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Unions representing Illinois state employees have filed a lawsuit demanding they will be paid in full and on time desp…

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Parents of Illinois players don't believe coach allegations

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The parents of a current University of Illinois women's basketball player and an incoming recruit said Thursday that th…

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8 arrested for Louis Vuitton theft after freeway chase

EDINA, Minn. (AP) — Eight Chicago-area men accused of lifting $20,000 in merchandise from a Louis Vuitton store in Minnesota are now charged f…

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Bradley replaces Dempsey as US captain for CONCACAF Gold Cup

CHICAGO (AP) — Michael Bradley will be the U.S. captain for the CONCACAF Gold Cup rather than Clint Dempsey.

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Troy man not guilty by reason of insanity in church shooting

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A southwestern Illinois man who's remained in state psychiatric hospitals since shortly after he was charged in a pa…

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Illinois governor grants 5 clemency requests, rejects 153

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has granted clemency petitions to five people and denied 153 other requests.

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U of Illinois freezes administration hiring over budget

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen on Thursday froze hiring in the school's administration until the stat…

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Quincy police held suspected shooter before releasing him

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in Quincy had detained a man accused of killing a 12-year-old boy for 16 hours before releasing him, according…

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Salaita hired in Lebanon after losing U of Illinois offer

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The American University of Beirut says it has hired a professor whose anti-Israel Twitter messages led the University o…

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Chicago teachers protest planned cuts after pension payment

CHICAGO (AP) — Dozens of Chicago Teachers Union members and supporters picketed outside City Hall to protest $200 million in planned Chicago P…

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Indiana law spurs 'fireworks tourism' from Illinoisans

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Indiana's more lenient fireworks regulations can mean a Fourth of July boon in business for Lake County, which borders Il…

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Belleville woman pleads guilty in newborn son's suffocation

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois woman who tried to drown her newborn daughter in a toilet has pleaded guilty but mentally ill to c…

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Illinois River hits record flood stage at Beardstown

BEARDSTOWN, Ill. (AP) — Flooding continues in parts of Illinois after the state saw its rainiest June on record.

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Illinois EPA: State has landfill capacity for 21 more years

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — State officials say existing Illinois landfills have capacity to take trash for another 21 years.

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State police told to turn over Carbondale shooting records

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Illinois State Police improperly withheld information and must turn over investigative records sought by the father of a 21-y…

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Town of Fairdale rezoned to make tornado recovery easier

FAIRDALE, Ill. (AP) — The tornado-struck small northern Illinois town of Fairdale has been rezoned to help with rebuilding efforts.

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Illinois River town lines park with 1,000 American flags

HENRY, Ill. (AP) — More than 1,000 American flags line the Veterans' Walk in a park in the Illinois River town of Henry.

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Field Museum to offer glimpse of life in ancient Greece

CHICAGO (AP) — More than 500 artifacts offering a glimpse of life in ancient Greece are coming to The Field Museum in Chicago this November.

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New fire rescue boat ready for Rock Island celebration

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (AP) — The Rock Island Fire Department plans to patrol the Mississippi River during the Fourth of July celebration with a ne…

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Judge: Marion council member can't work as police officer

MARION, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois judge has ruled that a local elected official can't also keep his job as a city police officer.

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U of Illinois vet students will help care for fair animals

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Agriculture says students from the University of Illinois' College of Veterinary Medicine …

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Retired Madison County judges tapped to fill shortage

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court is enlisting two retired Madison County judges to temporarily fill a staffing shortage cr…

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Officials: Fireworks vendors must be licensed by state

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials say organizations sponsoring fireworks displays for the Independence Day holiday should ensure the…

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